Warner Bros. Has No Chill: Announces Live-Action Nightwing Movie

A project based on DC Comics’ Nightwing is exciting in theory but considering all that Warner Bros. has going on right now I’m not so sure.

The Hollywood Reporter gives us the big news which includes The Lego Batman Movie’s Chris McKay in negotiations for director on this one. (I haven’t seen the animated film yet but I’ve heard nothing but awesome things.) THR adds, “Bill Dubuque (The Accountant) is writing the script.”

The Nightwing project joins Warner Bros.’ growing DC Extended Universe as the studio focuses on mining some of DC’s most beloved characters for new films (as an example, Gotham City Sirens, with David Ayer attached to direct, will focus on the female villains of the universe, including Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn). The next films to hit theaters include Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot (June 2), the star-studded Justice League (Nov. 17) and Aquaman starring Jason Momoa (Oct. 5, 2018). A sequel to Suicide Squad, The Batman starring Ben Affleck, a Shazam film, a Flash film and a Cyborg project are also in the works.

Just earlier today WB solidified Matt Reeves to direct The Batman. Could it be Nightwing, aka Dick Grayson, was already set to appear in that one and they just continued to look ahead? I’m still concerned about their overall slate but I’m hoping for the best as Dick is a great character. But like, come on, Batgirl is RIGHT THERE, you guys.

You may recall Nightwing was meant to play a part on TNT’s Teen Titans live-action TV series, which we haven’t heard anything about since early last year when they decided not to move ahead. But I think this Nightwing project is a great opportunity to cast an actor of color as Nightwing. You may recall Big Hero 6 star Ryan Potter choreographed a fight scene last year to audition for another Robin, Tim Drake, for Affleck. Perhaps they might want to take a look at him.

Thoughts on that or this big news as a whole?

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