It’s official: Andy Muschietti is going to the Batcave.
Ahead of the release of his superhero movie The flashAndy Muschietti has decided to stay with both feet in DC land.
Muschietti finalized a deal to direct The brave and the bold, the feature film project that will introduce a new big screen version of Batman, one that will fit into the vast universe being developed by DC Studios heads James Gunn and Peter Safran.
The involvement has been whispered for several weeks. Muschietti, who on the Flash press tour, has been coy about his connection. But according to one source, a deal was finally struck this week, conveniently timed for the opening of his film.
“We saw The flash even before we took the reins at DC Studios, and we knew we were in the hands of not just a visionary director, but a huge DC fan,” Gunn and Safran said in a statement. “It’s a great movie – funny, emotional, thrilling – and Andy’s affinity and passion for these characters and this world just resonates in every frame. So when it came time to find a director for The brave and the bold, there was really only one choice. Luckily Andy said yes. Barbara signed up to produce with us and we were on our way. It’s an extraordinary team and we couldn’t have had better or more inspiring partners as we embark on this exciting new adventure in the DCU.”
It is unclear whether the project has a writer. According to sources, Christina Hodson, who wrote Muschietti’s Flashcircled but decamped to work on one Fast and furious movie. It is unknown when the writer would be hired, given the current screenwriters’ strike that has brought film and TV development to a halt in Hollywood.
Still, the dealmaking secures a new director for Gunn and Safran’s DC roster; James Mangold is committed to directing a feature film starring horror hero Swamp Thing, while Gunn himself will be at the helm Superman: Legacy.
In addition to a new Batman, Brave and brave will introduce Damian Wayne, a murderous tween raised by assassins who also happens to be the son Batman never knew he had. The feature film is inspired by that of writer Grant Morrison Batman run that introduced Damian. “It’s a very strange father-and-son story,” Gunn told reporters announcing the film in late January.
Co-created by artist Andy Kubert, Damian is also the son of Talia al Ghul, takes the mantle of Robin and later becomes Batman himself.
Brave and brave is part of the first chapter of storytelling in Gunn and Safran’s DC Universe, with other movie titles includinG Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, Swamp thing And The authority. Titles are included on the small screen The Lanterns, Waller And lost paradise.
Brave and brave will exist in DC’s main universe, while Robert Pattinson’s own Dark Knight iteration is branded by the new heads as a “DC Elseworlds story”, a monicker that allows DC to create movies set in alternate universes and outside of continuity who are Gunn and Safran. work to determine. Pattinson has The Batman Part II out in 2025.
Muschietti already has some experience with the Bat-family ashes Flash features several incarnations of the hooded vigilante. Michael Keaton reprises his Batman role from the 1989 and 1992 films, while Ben Affleck is back from his appearances in Zack Snyder’s films.
The Argentine-born director made his Hollywood horror debut, directing the 2013 scary movie Mom. But it was his two-part adaptation of Stephen King’s Itreleased by Warner Bros. arm New Line in 2017 and 2019, proving the director could handle thrills and chills, character and major VFX climaxes.
The flash was on the receiving end of an extraordinary amount of hype ahead of its June 16 debut, with Gunn and Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav touting it as one of the greatest superhero movies of all time. Warners screened the film at CinemaCon in April, the theater owners’ convention, where it was received enthusiastically.
Muschietti is represented by WME and Johnson Shapiro.