With the new and upcoming slate of content that DC’s James Gunn and Peter Safran presented at an event held by Warner Bros, the reboot of the universe is starting with a new Batman movie. Many of the projects from the last announcement for the Infinite Frontier relaunch faced many scandals regarding the actors attached to the projects. No one could’ve predicted how the events unfolded, but Ezra Miller (The Flash) and Amber Heard (Aquaman) were at the forefront of the negative press. Ezra’s case was for a long time kept under wraps, but recently it has been covered by different media outlets. On the other hand, we have the Amber Heard versus Johnny Depp trial, which was heavily covered for months. Now there are 5 more movies left from that stage that hasn’t been released. Once they are, the new era for DC will start. In this article, we will look at the new Batman movie, The Brave and the Bold, and we will try to figure out what the release date is, who is in the potential cast, the plot of the movie, and more.
Unfortunately, we don’t have any details regarding The Brave and the Bold project. There has only been an announcement that this movie will be a part of this new slate of content that is coming out in the next couple of years. This is all a part of the idea that the DC Universe has to be more connected and consistent with its characters and stories. The only thing we know is the overall plot since it’s based on the comic series by Grant Morrison.
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The DC Universe Reboot
As we’ve mentioned earlier, as part of the revitalization of the DC Universe, James Gunn and Peter Safran have created an eight to ten-year plan for how to better connect the character and the stories that will be made. So like in the instance of MCU, where we have the same actors play the same character, this will also be applied to the DC strategy.
James Gunn made an announcement on his Twitter as well, where he talks about the upcoming projects that will try and unite the Universe together. Before this new project started, it was announced that five more projects from the latter slot still had to be released. The first movie that is coming out this year will be Shazam!: Fury of the Gods, then the new Flash movie, Blue Beetle, Aquaman, and the Lost Kingdom, and finally, the new Joker movie.
After these five movies are released then, the new DC era will begin. The idea is to try and achieve more consistency throughout the Universe. This can be done in a couple of different ways, and one of them is through casting. James Gunn and the rest of the team will separate the Universe in two, where we will still have the Reeves adaptations of Batman, but that will be one category outside the connected universe.
The other category will be the Universe, where the same actors will play the roles of different titular characters. This will also include TV series and even animated adaptations, where the same actors who play the key roles will also voice their characters.
The Brave and the Bold potential release date
It is still not confirmed when the release date of The Brave And The Bold will be. There hasn’t been any recent news in that regard. We can only estimate when the movie will be released. Since the last DC movie from the latter fazes will be released by the end of 2024, we can probably expect the movie to be somewhere after that, maybe in 2025 or 2026.
With time new information will slowly be revealed, but until then, we will have to wait. It is definitely always interesting to see different distribution strategies created for superhero universes. DC’s biggest competitor, Marvel, has been doing much better in the past couple of years. Not necessarily in regards to the quality of the content but rather in the sense of branding. What Marvel did well over the years was what DC is trying to do now, and that is to establish a consistent universe.
The Brave and the Bold cast
Another part of the project that hasn’t been released yet is the casting. We still do not know who will be considered for the roles in The Brave And The Bold movie. What we do know is that it’s not going to be Robert Pattinson or Ben Affleck. James Gunn confirmed in the press release that these two actors would not play the character of Batman in this part of the universe.
It is hard to say who might be considered for a role, and we will have to keep following the latest news and updates in regard to the project. With the latest adaptation of Batman by Matt Revees, there have been a lot of positive reviews surrounding the movie. The fans accepted Robert Pattinson as Batman, even though there was much backlash initially.
Interestingly, many superhero fans have not seen most of the films Pattinson has been in over the years. The only connection they made when the news hit was to the Twilight series. Which was very much hated by a lot of the male audience. When the DC fans heard who would be portraying their beloved character, let’s say it wasn’t the warmest of welcomes.
After the Twilight series ended, Pattinson starred in many „Art movies“ that were definitely not in the mainstream arena. He showcased a lot of different characters and later returned to projects of a higher caliber. This was his role in the movie Tenet and The Lighthouse. Of course, when the trailer came out, the fans most likely relaxed because of its promising outcome.
The Brave and the Bold plot
What we know about the movie is that it will be based on Grant Morrison’s series The Brave And The Bold. The series follows Batman and his mercenary son. It mostly focuses on Bruce Wayne’s son, who is very hard to control. He wants to try and teach him the ropes, but he can be very difficult sometimes.
James Gunn said that even though the character of Batman is present, they want to focus mostly on Damian Wayne. There is a complicated relationship between the two that will be explored. Gunn describes it as „It’s a very strange father-and-son story. “ In any case, we hope you are gearing up for the upcoming DC content that will be coming soon in the next couple of years.