“It’s Andy Muschietti, ain’t it?”: James Gunn Reportedly Locks in Director for ‘The Brave and the Bold’ after Debunking Jensen Ackles as Batman Rumors

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James Gunn at an event
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Expanding the DC universe, Studio heads James Gunn and Peter Safran revealed their roadmap to a new chapter in the DC timeline. Focusing on re-establishing DCU with a modern interpretation of the legendary characters, the studio decided upon a new movie, The Brave and the Bold. This particular Batman film will mark the new DC continuity despite being unrelated to the Batman franchise. 

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James Gunn

The Brave and the Bold brings not only Bruce Wayne but also his son Damian Wayne, to portray Batman and Robin’s kick-ass compatibility. With DCU starting to take a ginormous shape in the fandom world, sources revealed that the moderators have finally found their filmmakers. Fans thus believe James Gunn reportedly locked Andy Muschietti as the director. 

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James Gunn Locked In Director For The Brave and the Bold 

Working on expanding DCEU, James Gunn and Peter Safran are coming up with a list of films set to release by 2025. With Creature Commandos, Waller, Superman: Legacy, and Joker: Folie à Deux expected to be released within the next couple of years, the studio heads decided upon a Batman reboot, The Brave and the Bold

The Brave and the Bold
The Brave and the Bold

Focused on Bruce Wayne, the caped superhero and night patroller, the movie simultaneously brings forth his son Damian Wayne to fight off crimes, as a team. Although the film is unrelated to the Batman franchise, it is set to focus on Bruce Wayne training his son to be his companion, Robin. 

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James Gunn allegedly locked a filmmaker

Amid the excitement of witnessing Batman and Robin, sources double it up by revealing the news of moderators finding their filmmakers for The Brave and the Bold. Although few fans expected the director to be Ben Affleck, who previously played Batman, rumors have it that The Flash helmer Andy Muschietti is locked in to take charge of the reboot.  

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Fans Going Frenzy Over James Gunn’s Alleged Director 

Although the concept of The Brave and The Bold was created in 1955, the story is taking its shape in the modern world in the form of a movie. Simply coming up with the title and storyline, the film is yet to start its processing. Previously debunking rumors of casting Jensen Ackles as Batman in The Brave and the Bold, James Gunn stated, “We haven’t cast him yet so we have no clue.” via Twitter. 

Andy Muschietti
Fans expect Andy Muschietti to direct The Brave and the Bold

However, with recent rumors of the moderators finding their director for the Batman reboot, James Gunn is yet to revert on the news. Following the speculations of locking a director for the movie, fans are going frenzy with the hope of catching the movie on the big screen, sooner than ever. Further, netizens are coming up with their expectations of witnessing Andy Muschietti as the man behind the camera. 

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With Andy Muschietti previously impressing the audience with his film craft, it doesn’t feel outrageous to witness fans actually rooting for him. However, rumors are yet to be confirmed by James Gunn. 

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Source: Twitter 

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