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

There's another Batman movie on the horizon, and our guide to The Brave and the Bold has everything worth knowing about the new DC movie.

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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 for it.

The DCU, as it’s now known, is opening with Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters. We have Superman: Legacy, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, and a Bruce Wayne story separate from Matt Reeves’ The Batman to look forward to. 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 summer 2026 at the earliest. A release date hasn’t been announced, and it hasn’t started filming.

Because the film hasn’t even made casting announcements, don’t expect to see it any time soon. 2026 is likely when the window of opportunity will open, but it’s likely to be later than that.

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 similar new movies.

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The Brave and the Bold cast speculation

There are no Batman and Robin actors 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 in this story, 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 could work, but we’ll have to wait and see what Gunn’s cooking up.

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?

There isn’t a The Brave and the Bold trailer and won’t be for a few years, 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, considering a release date hasn’t ben revealed yet.

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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 reportedly draws from Grant Morrison’s time writing 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 likely play in theatres when it’s released before eventually coming to formats like video on demand and physical media.

Warner Bros. owns the streaming service 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.