After weeks of rumors, it’s now finally official – ‘IT’ and ‘The Flash’ director Andy Muschietti will helm ‘Batman: The Brave and the Bold’ at Warner Bros. Pictures.
The film serves as the first Batman film in James Gunn and Peter Safran’s new DC Universe and is completely separate from Matt Reeves’ Robert Pattinson-directed “The Batman” and its upcoming sequel, which are standalone “Elseworlds” tales not connected to that. universe.
The film will be based on the influential comic book series written by Grant Morrison. These comics imagine a “Bat family,” where Bruce Wayne’s biological son, Damian, serves as Robin to his father’s Batman. This will mark Robin’s first appearance in a live-action film since 1997.
Muschietti’s sister and creative partner, Barbara, will produce through their Double Dream. Additionally, the pair have signed side first-look deals with Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Bros. Television Group/Max, according to THR.
Gunn and Safran are also on board to produce, and in a statement to Variety confirming the hire, they say:
“We saw ‘The Flash; before we even took the reins of DC Studios, and we knew we were not only in the hands of a visionary director, but also a huge DC fan. It’s a beautiful film – funny, moving, thrilling – and Andy’s affinity and passion for these characters and this world 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. Fortunately, Andy said yes. Barbara signed on to produce with us, and we were on our way. It’s an amazing team, and we couldn’t have better or more inspiring partners as we embark on this exciting new adventure within the DCU.
Muschietti marks the third official director hire for Gunn and Safran’s inaugural DC movie slate titled “Gods and Monsters.” Gunn himself is directing “Superman: Legacy,” and James Mangold is set to direct “Swamp Thing.”
Two other films have been announced for the slate that have yet to lock down directors – “The Authority” and “Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow.”