Per VARIETY, THE FLASH director Andy Muschietti will direct the DCU Batman film, THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD.  Muschietti’s sister and creative partner Barbara will produce the project via their label Double Dream, alongside Gunn and Safran.  The project does not yet have a script or a screenwriter.  Here’s what DC Studio’s James Gunn and Peter Safran had to say via the trade…

We saw THE FLASH — even before taking the reins at DC Studios — and knew we were in the hands of not only a visionary director but a massive DC fan. It’s a magnificent film — funny, emotional, thrilling — and Andy’s affinity and passion for these characters and this world just 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. Luckily, Andy said yes. Barbara signed on to produce with us and we were on our way. They’re an extraordinary team, and we couldn’t have better or more inspiring partners as we embark on this thrilling new adventure in the DCU.

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I liked THE FLASH a lot (read my non-spoiler review HERE) so I think AM is a great choice for what that particular Batman film intends to be.  With that said, I really don’t have much interest in THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD as of yet.  The entire premise — Batman with Damien Wayne Robin, the Batman Family, and existing in this new DCU shared universe — just isn’t my thing.  Of course, BOF will cover it — it’s a Batman movie after all — and there are members of Team BOF who enjoy that take on the character.  As for me, I’ve got THE BATMAN SAGA to last me the next 5 or 6 years so I’ll be Bat-OK. – Bill “Jett” Ramey