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.
Normally, we’d expect such an endeavor to be on the fast track, but McKay has gone on record saying that he and others involved are taking their time, and aren’t being tied down to a theatrical date. Similarly, he had this to say on Twitter when asked what’s the latest when it comes to casting:
…because we need to find the perfect person. We need to get the script right. We need this to movie to blow your mind.
— Chris McKay (@buddboetticher) September 26, 2017
Quite frankly, his logic is sound. If the character of Nightwing is to catch on with general moviegoers, McKay and company can’t just put out any movie – it needs to be great. Really, whenever a superhero debuts on the silver screen and their film is garbage, a studio is less likelier to admit fault than they are to say people simply just don’t care about the protagonist. It’s kind of absurd, sure, but it’s not unheard of.