DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn has previously made it clear that upcoming DCU Batman reboot, The Brave and the Bold, is only in the very early planning stages, but that doesn't mean he hasn't spoken to a few filmmakers about potentially taking the helm of the project.
Could The Flash director Andy Muschietti be one of them?
During a recent interview, Muschietti was asked about the possibility of "taking his own Batman in a Brave and Bold direction," and gave the following response: "I can't speak to that... yet."
Muschietti is a big Bat-fan, so perhaps he has pitched a few ideas to Gunn and Peter Safran in the hopes of landing the gig? Or, maybe things have progressed to the point that he is already being lined up to direct. This is all pure speculation, of course, but his comments were undeniably intriguing.
If The Flash is as big a success as Warner Bros./DC Studios will be hoping, we'd say Muschietti has a decent shot of at least being considered to helm The Brave and the Bold.
"Directed by Andy Muschietti, The Flash features Barry Allen traveling back in time in order to change events of the past. But when his attempt to save his family inadvertently alters the future, Barry becomes trapped in a reality in which General Zod has returned, threatening annihilation, and there are no Super Heroes to help. That is, unless Barry can coax a very different Batman out of retirement and rescue an imprisoned Kryptonian…albeit not the one he’s looking for.
Ultimately, to save the world that he is in and return to the future that he knows, Barry’s only hope is to race for his life. But will making the ultimate sacrifice be enough to reset the universe?"
The Flash is produced by Barbara Muschietti and Michael Disco, with a screenplay by Christina Hodson, and a screen story by John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein and Joby Harold, based on characters from DC. Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Double Dream/a Disco Factory production of an Andy Muschietti film.