‘The Flash’ Helmer Andy Muschietti To Direct Batman Reboot ‘The Brave And The Bold’

Andy Muschietti is here to stay!

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The Flash helmer Andy Muschietti has found his next gig at DC Studios, as Varety reports that the acclaimed director has closed a deal to take on The Brave and the Bold.

With The Flash hitting theaters this weekend, Variety has revealed that Andy Muschietti has boarded The Brave and the Bold at DC Studios. James Gunn and Peter Safran, co-chiefs of DC Studios, confirmed the news to the trade. The two are co-producing alongside Muschietti’s sister Barbara, who also worked on The Flash.

“We saw The Flash even before taking the reins at DC Studios, and knew we were in the hands of not only a visionary director but a massive DC fan,” Gunn and Safran told Variety “It’s a magnificent film – funny, emotional, thrilling – and Andy’s affinity and passion for these characters and this world just resonates through 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 on to produce with us and we were on our way. They’re an extraordinary team, and we couldn’t have better or more inspiring partners as we embark on this thrilling new adventure in the DCU.”

The Brave and the Bold is set to focus on Bruce Wayne’s iteration of Batman and his son Damian, who serves as the fifth Robin. During the recent DC Studios presentation at the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, California, James Gunn and Peter Safran unveiled their plans to introduce the central Batman character for the broader DC Universe.

While Robert Pattinson’s portrayal of Batman continues in a separate universe helmed by director Matt Reeves, with a scheduled release in October 2025, Warner Bros. is actively seeking a second Dark Knight to anchor their interconnected DC Universe. The inclusion of the Damian Wayne version of Robin also promises an exciting dynamic within Batman mythology.

James Gunn and Peter Safran’s DC Universe plans

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, teleivsion, 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.

The FlashBlue Beetle and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom are currently in various stages of post-production at Warner Bros. Discovery, with all three DC Universe movies 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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Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.