It appears The DC Studios’ The Batman project, titled Brave and the Bold has found a director in Andy Muschietti. Earlier in February during the unveiling of DCU’s roadmap – studio head James Gunn had confirmed The Flash director would return to direct other DC Films but fans are surprised to learn the filmmaker is set to helm the reboot which would finally replace Ben Affleck’s iteration from the Snyderverse.
With its release set for June 13, The Flash is yet to receive its audience rating/score but there seems to be no doubt among critics & avid DCU fans the Speedster movie will be a blockbuster. So the report from One Take News that DC Studios’ Gunn & Peter Safran have hired Andy Muschietti to be the director for The Brave and the Bold has attracted criticism as well as support over the studio’s choice.
It’s fair to say The Batman rumor from Reddit has panned out considering multiple insiders have also cryptically confirmed OTN’s report. While there appears to be enthusiasm from fans (mostly audiences who have seen The Flash from a fan preview) – there is also some pushback. In addition, it’s also clear The Brave and the Bold will be compared to Matt Reeves’ The Batman 2.
On the bright side, Andy is being seen as the perfect choice by many as the director had the opportunity to bring not only Batfleck for one last appearance but also Burtonverse’s Dark Knight reprised by Michael Keaton. Moreover, Andy & Barbara Muschietti have slowly gained popularity in Hollywood for their IT movies. Furthermore, They are currently working on a prequel show based on Stephen King‘s novel too titled Welcome to Derry.
Andy got some big shoes to fill considering his Batman movie will definitely be compared to Matt Reeves’ movies
We’ll see if he can fill them.
— ❓0❓4 (@capeshitsucks) June 5, 2023
Anyway real Batman fans are excited for both the grounded The Batman Part 2 from Matt Reeves and the fantastical The Brave and the Bold from Andy Muschietti
— cole ⚡️ (@kingofnaboo) June 5, 2023
Im just saying Andy directed like some of the best Batman stuff I’ve ever seen in my life so Brave and the Bold will definitely be my most anticipated Batman film if Andy does direct
— AJ | 🏳️🌈 (@AjepArts) June 5, 2023
Andy Muschietti Batman movie pic.twitter.com/34XUgyw7Vd
— George (@NaurGeorge) June 5, 2023
Only matt reeves batman series matter to me idc about this andy candy https://t.co/d8d3IiBJuy
— Dev | LCU enthusiast (@devvigilante) June 5, 2023
Imagine announcing this before “the best comic book ever” has yet to release. Lots of hope for a sequel to the Flash I see. https://t.co/KkNtKAwuzW
— Leonidas (@Signs2323) June 5, 2023
Streets are saying Andy Muschietti IS directing Batman The Brave and The Bold for DC Studios. If anyone is nervous about this, when you see #TheFlashMovie, you’ll see how good a fit Muschetti is. Affleck’s opening battle and Keaton in general are A-fucking-1. pic.twitter.com/hG073lVkzT
— Down Bad Patrol (@reneiscursed) June 5, 2023
The Flash must really be that good if James Gunn is giving him the keys to Batman. https://t.co/1AUBEP9MdF
— Hugh Janus (@TheRealSousa) June 5, 2023
Said it before and I’ll say it again, with how he handled Affleck and Keaton, there’s no one more deserving of directing Batman: The Brave and The Bold than Andy Muschietti. pic.twitter.com/0yUCHopdaX
— The Moonlight Warrior 🌙 (@BlackMajikMan90) June 5, 2023
If Christina Hodson isn't the writer i have some hope https://t.co/TXeh0mYTw1
— Dumb Ed (@DumbEd11) June 5, 2023
— This 🦶 Stays On Jack Antonoff's Neck (@DorianJonesz) June 5, 2023
Interesting how the introduction to the new DCU Batman is The Brave and the Bold.
If it's true that Andy Muschietti is directing it then it's only logical that the studio and James Gunn choose someone who ended the previous chapter for Batman to set a new tone for the next one. pic.twitter.com/UJyIAltGtm
— Gotham Chief 🦇 (@GothamChief) June 5, 2023
— kai nicholls (@thatkainicholls) June 5, 2023
It's kinda funny cause the whole "Andy Muschietti will direct Batman:Brave & The Bold" really feels like WB going "You do one for us we do one for you" .
Regardless I am interested to see where Muschietti takes Batman also I don't get the whole hate Muschietti is getting pic.twitter.com/ZFcMiAZsTI
— Niklander is an Evil Dead Rise admirer (@niklander2) June 5, 2023
Brave and the Bold was initially rumored to be eyeing Ben Affleck for the director’s chair. However, Zack Snyder’s Justice League star outright revealed he will not be working on any of Gunnverse DCU projects. Since then, many have wondered which filmmaker could be tapped to helm the reboot Dark Knight film.
The expansion of the Bat universe is likely to go hand in hand with the Elseworld’s Reevesverse and DC Studios’ Gods and Monsters. In fact, a Clayface live-action is also apparently in the works with OTN’s BSL claiming Mike Flanagan is attached to helm though with the ongoing writers’ strike, it’s unclear when an announcement could be expected.
The Brave and the Bold does not have a writer on board nor a release date yet. Furthermore, DC Studios is yet to officially announce the director news so stay tuned for more updates.
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