It’s been an exciting week for fans of the DC Extended Universe, as some interesting new information has leaked out on Reddit that’s given us a bit of an idea as to how Warner Bros. is planning to proceed with a number of the upcoming efforts in their cinematic universe. Of course, nothing has been confirmed by the studio just yet, but a lot of what we’re hearing does make sense, and that’s certainly the case with this latest tidbit.
According to the report on Reddit, the villain for Chris McKay’s Nightwing film, which will apparently release on Memorial Day weekend 2019, will be none other than Grant Wilson, who’s “hired by Roland Desmond to take out all the mob bosses in Blüdhaven.” The name Wilson is no coincidence, either, as Grant is, in fact, the son of Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke, who’s being played by Joe Manganiello in The Batman.
Of course, comic book fans will know Grant Wilson as the first Ravager, which was his alter-ego while “working as a mercenary for H.I.V.E. assigned to kill the Teen Titans.” He hasn’t only been seen in print, though, as the character also showed up in the first season of Legends of Tomorrow. His history is a bit different depending on where you look (for instance, The New 52 changes things quite a bit), but he’s certainly got connections to Nightwing and as such, it’d make sense for him to show up here.
Not only that, but given that he’s Deathstroke’s son, this could make for a nice and easy way to have Manganiello appear in Nightwing as well, thus giving the film more connectivity with The Batman. Of course, that’s just speculation for now, but if Grant really is the villain, then his father will surely show up here in some capacity, too, right?
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