Batman: The Brave and The Bold is the upcoming reboot of the Batman franchise for the DC Universe. A new report about the WGA strikes reveals an interesting detail about the status of a script at DC Studios.
Batman: The Brave and The Bold, like every other project in the industry, has been held up by the WGA strike. With the studios finally agreeing to pay their writers fairly, it seems as though the DC Universe film is finally back on track, with Deadline confirming DC Studios can start meeting with writers for “open writing assignments” (OWAs) like this film.
For those unaware, an “open writing assignment” in the industry means that DC Studios doesn’t have anyone attached to pen the script for Batman: The Brave and The Bold. Rather, they’ll field treatments from interested writers before finding one they like. While certainly not uncommon in the industry, it’s certainly interesting for such a high-profile project, and likely means the script will take a while to be finalized.
The future of the DC Universe
James Gunn and Peter Safran told journalists that their vision for the DC Universe includes locked scripts, wiggle room, and a unified storyline across film, television, animation, and video game projects. The two explained that the DC Universe could bring back elements from previous DC regimes, meaning that their eight-to-year plan is not a full reboot.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods, The Flash, and Blue Beetle have all been released following the announcement of the new DC Universe, with Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom still slated to hit theaters in 2023. Will the characters from those movies make appearances in the new DCU? Only Gunn and Safran know.
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