“The Flash” is set to hit theaters next week and word is very positive about director Andy Muschietti’s first stab at the DC comics universe. And if a new report from One Take News works, he’ll be hanging around this universe for a while as he prepares to helm “The Brave and the Bold.”
The story of Damian Wayne, who was raised as a petty murderer and assassin, and the son of Batman he didn’t know existed for the first eight to ten years of his…
What is “The Brave and the Bold”?
Announced by DC Studios co-CEO/filmmaker James Gunn, “The Brave and the Bold” will represent one of the main pillars of Gunn and Peter Safran’s initial phase taking over the comic book movie universe at Warner Bros. Discovery.
It’s a Batman story that revolves around a comic book character who’s appeared in other media but would be making his live-action movie debut here.
Gunn said this about the movie,
“It’s the story of Damian Wayne, who is the real son of Batman, who we didn’t know existed for the first eight to ten years of his life. He was raised as a petty murderer and assassin. It’s a little son of a bitch. He’s my favorite Robin, based on Grant Morrison’s comic book series, which is one of my favorite Batman series, and we’re putting it all together right now.
There are no further details on the film at this time — no word on who might write it, and it’s something that will likely have to wait given the current writers’ strike. It will also present a casting challenge as another actor will fill in the cowl as Batman, with the film planning to introduce more characters from the so-called “Bat Family” around Bruce Wayne/the Caped Crusader.
Muschietti, of course, is no stranger to Batman — there are two (that we know of at this point) in ‘The Flash’, as trailers have already largely shown both Ben Affleck’s vision on the character and, even more prominently, Michael that of Keaton. The latter reprized his iconic version first seen in 1989’s game changer “Batman” and 1992’s “Batman Returns,” both directed by Tim Burton.
And from the sounds of it, “The Flash” was imagined to create some kind of connection between the current DCEU launched by Zach Snyder and Gunn’s future plans for the DC Studios universe. Which sounds like quite a feat for a film.
Assuming that comes to fruition, it would mark the third director to board a DC Studios project. Gunn has already announced he’s directing “Superman: Legacy,” which will be a retelling of the Superman story, while James Mangold is attached to make a “Swamp Thing” movie.
“The Flash” hits theaters on June 16. ‘The Brave and the Bold’ does not yet have a date set.