THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD Reportedly Enlists Andy Muschietti And Horror Writer To Pen The Reboot's Screenplay

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD Reportedly Enlists Andy Muschietti And Horror Writer To Pen The Reboot's Screenplay

The Brave and The Bold appears to have taken an exciting step forward as a new report claims DC Studios has turned to writers with serious horror experience to pen the reboot's screenplay. Check it out!

By JoshWilding - Jun 17, 2024 12:06 PM EST
Filed Under: The Brave and the Bold
Source: Nexus Point News

UPDATE: James Gunn has chimed in and it looks like we may have to discount Nexus Point News scoops moving forward...

According to Nexus Point News, DC Studios has turned to Andy Muschietti (IT, The Flash) and Rodo Sayagues (Evil Dead, Alien: Romulus) to write the screenplay for The Brave and the Bold

Muschietti remains attached to direct and, interestingly, James Gunn appears to have turned to two filmmakers with serious horror experience for this reboot. Grant Morrison's Batman and Robin run included scary elements, including Professor Pyg, the twisted Simon Hurt, and Man-Bat.

Sayagues' other credits include Don't Breathe and its sequel, while Muschietti is currently working on Max's IT spin-off, Welcome to Derry.

The site adds that, "The Brave and the Bold is looking to start production in 2025. This could set it up for a Summer 2027 release." A horror-tinged approach to the Dark Knight would definitely differentiate the DCU's Bruce Wayne from previous iterations and Matt Reeves' The Batman franchise. 

This news hasn't been confirmed so we'll keep you updated if and when the trades chime in. Many fans remain concerned with Gunn choosing Muschietti to helm The Brave and the Bold, particularly after watching The Flash last year. 

However, while that movie's tone was a jumbled mess, he may well be the right man for the job if we're getting a scarier take on Batman. 

Talking at the start of 2023 about DC Studios' plans for The Brave and the Bold, Gunn said: "This is the introduction of the DCU's Batman. This is the story of Damian Wayne, who is Batman's actual son who we didn't know existed for the first eight to 10 years of his life. He was raised as a little murderer and assassin. He's a little son of a bitch. He's my favorite Robin."

"It's based on the Grant Morrison comic book's run, which is one of my favorite Batman runs, and we are putting that all together right now."

DC Studios co-CEO Peter Safran added, "And this is obviously a feature film, and it's going to feature other members of the extended 'Bat-family', just because we feel like they've been left out of the Batman stories in the theater for far too long."

The Brave and the Bold's story will revolve around Bruce Wayne training his son, Damian, as Robin, adapting elements from Morrison and Frank Quitely's critical acclaimed Batman and Robin

Based on recent comments from DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn, the Caped Crusader is still a long way from being cast in the DCU. 

The Brave and The Bold still doesn't have a confirmed release date. 

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tmp3 - 6/17/2024, 12:27 PM
Only real outright dud creative team in the DCU so far. Got no faith in this one tbh (assuming it even happens?). Muschietti behind the lens is gonna be a disaster
TrentCrimm - 6/17/2024, 1:41 PM
@tmp3 -

My interest is definitely pretty low for this one.

A lot of it is personal preference for me though. The Flash didn't leave me with a lot of faith in Muschietti, and story wise Damian has never been an interest to me, I'm old (33) so I just can't bring myself to accept anything other than Robin lol

It's not going to be the ideal Batman movie for me, but I'm hoping it'll be a good movie none the less. Trying to be optimistic at least lol
FrankenDad - 6/17/2024, 1:50 PM
@TrentCrimm - 33? You are not old, young man.
Origame - 6/17/2024, 12:31 PM
The brave and the bold is a strange title for a horror themed batman movie. Pretty sure everyone's gonna expect this

sheisthekey - 6/17/2024, 12:35 PM
Two different Batman movies in a lapse of 2 or 3 years, that's not going to happen!
ObserverIO - 6/17/2024, 12:45 PM
@PaKent - Things have been really unfocused at DC for the last bunch of years or so.

There was the DCEU, but then there was the Joker universe and The Batman universe...

But now that DC Studios has made everything cohesive, there's the DCU, the Joker universe and The Batman universe...

Totally different.
harryba11zack - 6/17/2024, 12:37 PM
I just hope this batman is batman and not an emo Kurt Cobain wannabe
ObserverIO - 6/17/2024, 12:38 PM
That gives The Batman part 2 a really long head start.

But I'm still betting on The Brave and the Bold script being finished first.
Ryguy88 - 6/17/2024, 12:48 PM
The flash gets a bad rap. Take away the shenanigans with Ezra and the terrible CGI and you have a fun, interesting action movie with some heart.
MCUKnight11 - 6/17/2024, 12:53 PM
They're probably hoping for a Godzilla effect where people won't be confused about 2 different iterations starring in movies not too far apart from each other.
sheisthekey - 6/17/2024, 3:30 PM
@MCUKnight11 - They can make Pattinson's Batsuit pink or purple
lazlodaytona - 6/17/2024, 12:54 PM
I actually loved The Flash. Yeah, it had a lot of bad CGI, but it didn't ruin it for me.
CoHost - 6/17/2024, 1:11 PM
@lazlodaytona - That movie had a boatload of issues that wasn't just CGI.
FrankenDad - 6/17/2024, 1:52 PM
@CoHost -Name 5, which would, I assume, be less than a “buttload”. You cannot use CGI as a reason based on your above comment.

lazlodaytona - 6/17/2024, 2:40 PM
@CoHost - like what? I just enjoyed the hell outta it. Especially Supergirl kicking Zod's arse
BlackStar25 - 6/17/2024, 2:52 PM
@lazlodaytona - I liked it as well. Was not as bad as people were making it out to be.
lazlodaytona - 6/18/2024, 9:19 AM
@BlackStar25 - THANK YOU!
TheVisionary25 - 6/17/2024, 12:58 PM
Interesting that they seem to be going for a horror approach to the DCU Batman out of the gate if true since Reeves take also has a bit of that aswell…

However I could see this leaning more into the supernatural space while the latter remains more grounded.

If the villains are someone like the League of Assassins , I could see Muschietti & Sayagues really lean into the more fantastical aspects of them which i would like (depending on how that goes , could work for Court of Owls aswell).

Anyway , I haven’t seen The Flash but I’m willing to give Muschietti a shot regardless even if I’m 50/50 on him as a director (liked the first IT , the sequel not so much)…

Fingers crossed and hoping for the best!!.

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MCUKnight11 - 6/17/2024, 12:58 PM
If production starts next year, that is probably when they'll reveal the casting.
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MotherGooseUPus - 6/17/2024, 12:58 PM
this movie needs a new director before i get any hope of it being good
BobGarlen - 6/17/2024, 12:59 PM
I am not enthused by this. Muschietti is strong on visuals but NOT with writing. I can't say anything about the other writer.
TheVisionary25 - 6/17/2024, 1:05 PM
Brandon Sklenar

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Murderisbadong - 6/17/2024, 1:12 PM
I trust Gunn, but this one has me a bit worried. While Don’t Breath was a solid movie and as was Evil Dead. Texas Chainsaw was apparently horrible…

Not sure how I feel about Andy, on one hand he’s directed some good movies. But The Flash was pretty bad..
THEKENDOMAN - 6/17/2024, 1:14 PM
This is just so wrong. This is just so [frick]ed up. Why the [frick] can't we get Ben Affleck to write and direct this. He needs some distraction from the Latina Heat. For [frick]s sake.

Can we start a #AffleckforBoldandthebrave??

For [frick]s sake James.
dagenspear - 6/17/2024, 7:25 PM
THEKENDOMAN - 6/18/2024, 2:57 PM
@dagenspear - im not feeling Andy, bro. I'm not. I'm all in for Ben. However, reading the article again, if there is a horror element to it, I might start chasing the Andy train😂
IAmAHoot - 6/17/2024, 1:18 PM
I don't believe he's really known for his writing, so he must have given a good pitch or sample.
ModHaterSLADE - 6/17/2024, 1:44 PM
I'm at least confident he could do a disturbing character like Professor Pyg justice. Batman with a Se7en vibe would be something right up his alley.
AmazingFILMporg - 6/17/2024, 2:47 PM
The guy who directed one of the biggest bombs in Hollywood history is getting another chance with Batman. Gunn is insane.

Andy mushitty sucks!🤡
bkmeijer1 - 6/17/2024, 4:54 PM
As long as Gunn isn't the one sharing the news, I'm not believing it. Hooe he can share some news around SDCC though
Batmangina - 6/17/2024, 6:54 PM
IT Part One was great.

IT Part Two was not.

The FLASH was MID AF. Remove Keaton and it eats a world engine sized dick.

THIS guy is in charge of the DCU Batman now?

Jesus. Gimme another 3.75 hour Batlight Shiny Vampire Emo snooze fest over that shit.

When did it become impossible to just make the [frick]ing movies good?

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