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EXCLUSIVE: ‘The Brave And The Bold’ Lands Horror Duo Andy Muschietti & Rodo Sayagues To Pen The Next Batman Film


In Gotham, no one can hear you scream. We have learned Andy Muschietti (It Chapters 1 &2, & The Flash) and Rodo Sayagues (Alien: Romulus) are set to write the DCU’s next Batman film, The Brave and the Bold. The new dynamic duo will be tackling one of the most anticipated titles coming out of James Gunn’s and Peter Safran’s DCU. Though there’s been plenty of rumors as of late regarding Muschietti not being attached to this project, the cowl hasn’t left his closet and is still set to direct the film. Sayagues is best known for writing Evil Dead (2013), Don’t Breathe (2016), Don’t Breathe 2 (2021), and the highly anticipated Alien: Romulus. The pairing of these two horror icons may give us a sense of the tone for DCU's Gotham. 


The Brave and the Bold is based on Grant Morrison’s run which ran for seven years and is primarily pulling inspiration from the “Batman and Son” storyline. “Batman and Son” introduces Damian Wayne, who is set to make his live-action debut in the film. Damian is the son of Batman and Talia Al Ghul, and the grandson of Ra’s Al Ghu. Raised by his mother to be Ra’s Al Ghul’s heir, Damian was a bloodthirsty assassin who until he met his father, was trained to kill. He assumed the Robin identity following Bruce’s death and became Robin to Dick Grayson’s Batman.


The Brave and the Bold will introduce the DCU’s Batman and Robin. It’s also slated to be the introduction of the Bat Family in the DCU, so characters like Nightwing and Batgirl are likely to appear. Given Dick Grayson’s prominence in Damian’s backstory and Gunn’s love for the character, his appearance is a strong possibility.


Andy Muschietti is currently working on Welcome to Derry, the Max prequel series for Stephen King’s IT franchise which is bringing back Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise. Though Muschietti has yet to commit to his next project,  we have also heard from our sources, The Brave and the Bold is looking to start production in 2025. This could set it up for a Summer 2027 release.


 

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