‘The Brave & The Bold’: Andy Muschietti Confirmed To Direct Batman & Robin Film

The Flash opens this weekend, and based on soft Thursday preview numbers of $9M, it could be a tough debut. However, that’s not affecting the relationship between Warner Bros. and director Andy Muschietti. Last week’s rumor that he is the frontrunner to direct DCU Batman movie The Brave & the Bold have panned out to be true, as Muschietti has officially signed on.

Muschietti will direct The Brave & the Bold as part of James Gunn and Peter Safran’s new DCU as part of DC Studios. The film will center on Bruce Wayne and his son, Damien Wayne, who if like in the comics is a bit of a psycho.

This will be a separate Batman from the version seen in Matt Reeves’ movie, and with Ben Affleck done and Michael Keaton not a fit, it’s unclear who will be suiting up as the Caped Crusader. The Flash actually teases this mystery in a key scene.

There are Batman action scenes in The Flash that felt like Muschietti auditioning for a future Batman movie, and it seems to have worked.

It’s actually quite a good day for the Muschiettis. Along with this news, Andy and his sister/producing partner Barbara Muschietti have inked first-look deals with Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Bros. Television/Max lasting multiple years. Coming up from the Muschiettis banner is the It prequel series Welcome to Derry. [Deadline]

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