The DCU rumor mill has been in overdrive lately, with YouTuber Grace Randolph sparking rumors that James Gunn was bringing back a former Batman actor for a new DCU film. Speculation was rife, with many suggesting that George Clooney might be returning to the cape and cowl, while others tipped Christian Bale for a comeback. However, it seems that both rumors have been firmly put to bed, with Gunn confirming that a new actor will be playing the Dark Knight in his upcoming film The Brave and the Bold.
Gunn was quick to debunk the suggestion that Clooney would be making a return, telling fans on Twitter that the rumors were “absolutely not” true. He also made it clear that he won’t be using any established Batman actors for his new project, preferring instead to bring in a fresh face to play the role.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 11, 2023
New actor.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 11, 2023
So what can we expect from The Brave and the Bold? The film will follow Batman and his son Damian Wayne as Robin, with Gunn describing this version of the sidekick as his “favorite Robin”. The story will be set in a separate continuity from the upcoming The Batman, which stars Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight.
While there’s no word yet on who will be playing Batman in The Brave and the Bold, it’s clear that Gunn is looking to create his own version of the DCU. The director has said that he has the support of Snyder himself, and is planning to build out the world of the DCU over the coming years.
It’s an exciting time for DC fans, with a slew of new projects in the works and the promise of a fresh take on some beloved characters. While we may not know who will be playing Batman in The Brave and the Bold just yet, one thing’s for sure: the future of the DCU is looking bright
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