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The Brave and the Bold release date speculation, plot, and more news

The Brave and the Bold is James Gunn's new Batman movie, and we've got all the details about the Dark Knight's next venture within the DCU.

The Brave and the Bold release date

When is the Brave and the Bold release date? A new era has begun for DC, and a new take on Batman is part of James Gunn’s plan.

The DCU is opening with Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters. We have Superman: Legacy and Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow bringing new version of the Kryptonians to life, and a fresh take on Bruce Wayne.

Curiously, this one will stand alongside Robert Pattinson’s Batman. So we’ll have two Dark Knights at the same time. An exciting time in Gotham City, to be sure. What’ll it be about? We go through everything we know about The Brave and the Bold below.

The Brave and the Bold release date speculation

The Brave and the Bold likely won’t be released until at least summer 2025. A release window hasn’t been announced, and it hasn’t started filming.

Since there haven’t been casting announcements, don’t expect to see it any time soon. 2025 would be earliest window of opportunity, provided everything moves apace in 2024, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see it in 2026 either.

Really, it could come out any time over the next decade. If we had to hazard a guess, it would probably be sometime after The Batman 2 to provide a gap between the two new movies.

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The Brave and the Bold cast speculation

Neither Batman nor Robin have been cast for Brave and the Bold yet, but we do think this Batman won’t be young due to the fact he already has a young son in this movie.

Damian Wayne is likely to be a pre-teen this tiem around, so we expect Bats to be played by an older, more experienced actor who’ll provide a contrast to the younger Man of Steel. Jensen Ackles or Jake Gyllenhaal are possibilities, and we wouldn’t discount someone like Idris Elba or Oscar Isaac either. Watch this space!

We do know that The Flash director Andy Muschietti is directing it, which is exciting news. Muschietti did a great job with Barry Allen’s first solo film (Check out our The Flash review here), and we can’t wait to see what he does with The Dark Knight.

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Is there a The Brave and the Bold trailer?

The Brave and the Bold won’t have a trailer for a few years yet, but we did get a small teaser when James Gunn announced the movie.

Gunn’s DCU presentation was released in full online, so you can hear his full pitch. It might be a while before we hear anything more, but there’s enough here to get excited about.

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What will The Brave and the Bold be about?

The Brave and the Bold will be a Batman and Robin story featuring Damian Wayne.

“[Robin] is a little assassin who Batman tries to get in line, and so this is the story of the two of them, and the beginning of the Bat Family in the DCU,” Gunn described. The movie will draw from the Grant Morrison’s namesake run on the DC characters.

That’s a good start, especially since Damian is one of the more interesting Robins with a distinct personality and ties to Talia Al Ghul, his mother. We don’t yet know what Batman villains they’ll be up against.

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Where can I watch The Brave and the Bold?

The Brave and the Bold will be in theatres when it’s released before eventually coming to digital and Blu-ray.

Warner Bros. owns the streaming service Max (formerly HBO Max, so we’d expect the film to stream there eventually, too. If you’re after hot takes, check out our list of the best DC villains. Or, unpick the timeline with our guide explaining how to watch all the DC movies in order.

Our Superman movies in order guide has more on the last son of Krypton, and our lists of the Batman actors and how to watch all the Batman movies in order can remind you of all the great performers in films past.