Finn Wittrock as Nightwing?
It’s not outside the realm of possibility, according to one curious Reddit user. The report, which finds its way to us via ComicBook.com, tips Wittrock (American Horror Story) for the title role of Dick Grayson, believing that Chris McKay’s decision to follow Wittrock on Twitter makes him a sure-fire candidate.
Now, we know what you’re thinking, but it’s worth bearing in mind that casting announcements have materialized from these sorts of online exchanges in the past, not to mention the fact that Finn Wittrock has always cropped up in conversation when discussing Warner’s planned Nightwing spinoff. Adding fuel to the fire, the user behind Facebook’s DC Extended Universe fan-page claims to have learned from an anonymous source that Wittrock is the current frontrunner for Nightwing, and will likely be announced before the year’s end.
Those claims were later outlined in a Reddit post:
This is my first scoop. I do not have a track record to follow. I’ve made connections using the DCEU page though and that’s led to getting information. It should be noted, I am not Warner Bros, Chris McKay, DC Films, etc. I felt confident enough to confirm Finn as Nightwing as an EXCLUSIVE. Take it with a grain of salt until it’s confirmed, but don’t be surprised when he is announced.
It’s admittedly a bit of a stretch, as neither McKay nor Wittrock have responded to these allegations, but we’ll be keeping a close eye on the casting front nonetheless.
Because with claims that Nightwing will release as a “f**ing badass action movie,” Chris McKay’s solo film has jumped straight to the top of our most-wanted list. What’s more, when delineating between Marvel and DC, The LEGO Batman Movie helmer recently drew attention to the latter’s “director-driven” approach and how it shapes the DC Extended Universe.
Warner Bros. is a more director-driven studio. Period. The end. More than any other studio you’re ever going to work at. Just look at the roster of world-class filmmakers that have worked at Warner Bros and made it their home. Warner Bros is a director-driven studio, and that’s exactly how they are operating these movies.
Aside from Justice League, Aquaman and Wonder Woman 2, the Chris McKay-directed Nightwing spinoff is one of many DC projects yet to land an official release date. We’ll notify you if and when that changes, though.