Knowing how broad the horizon is when it comes to DC films said to be arriving in theaters over the course of the next few years, I’ll be bold in saying that the movie I’m most looking forward to in a post-Justice League world may very well be Nightwing. Sure, my favorite character may be Batman himself, but we’ve grown quite accustomed to seeing him on the big screen and, let’s face it, a picture focused squarely on the Boy Wonder grown up is long, long overdue.
Luckily, it sounds like Warner Bros. have found the right guy to sit in the director’s chair, that being Chris McKay. Having already made the studio some serious dough with The LEGO Batman Movie, the filmmaker looks to continue his stay in Gotham City. Truth be told, I was concerned as to whether he was the man for the job at first, given the animated flick’s comedic tone, but he’s since proven that he knows what makes Dick Grayson tick.
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Still, the studio has yet to lock in the most important piece of the puzzle of all, that, of course, being who’ll play Dick Grayson himself. Not long ago, McKay affirmed that matters aren’t being rushed, but it’s looking like a 2018 start date is being eyed when it comes to production, while an open casting call is also said to be on the agenda, thus opening the floodgates to a myriad of possibilities.
Fanning the flames even further now are ComicBook.com, who recently put the idea in Nick Jonas’ head while speaking to him in promotion of his upcoming movie, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Here’s what the actor/musician had to say regarding the prospect of playing Batman’s first apprentice:
“I would. I’d be super down for this. I didn’t know there was people vying for me to play this role but keep the chatter alive people! If you vote for me, maybe they’ll cast me in it! And then, I don’t know, I’ll thank you all later. That’d be awesome.”
Tell us, would you like to see Mr. Jonas be the first cinematic Dick Grayson to embrace the Nightwing persona, or do you think there’s someone better suited for the role? Let us know in the usual place below!