Without giving much away about The Flash (my review is here, anyway), there’s an extended action sequence involving Batman in the early part of the movie. It’s very cool, but also feels a bit separate from the rest of the movie, and I whispered to a friend that it felt like director Andy Muschietti auditioning to direct a future Batman movie. Well, I might’ve been right about that.
According to THR and OneTakeNews, Muschietti is James Gunn’s top choice to direct The Brave & the Bold. This is the film that’s part of James Gunn’s DCU, and centers on Batman teaming up with his young son Damian Wayne who becomes the new Robin. Muschietti’s future working in the DCU seems to be set, whether he or Ezra Miller do a Flash sequel or not.
This is likely to be a very long way off as no scriptwriting can happen due to the writers strike. That means actual filming will be even further away. Muschietti has certainly played his cards right since blowing up after two It movies. He has the Stephen King prequel series Welcome to Derry coming up, and is a producer on next year’s The Electric State with Millie Bobby Brown and Chris Pratt.