As a lifelong lover of Batman and his supporting characters, you’d better believe that a movie headlined by Nightwing ranks high among those I most want to see within my lifetime. But considering how director Chris McKay has taken on Dungeons & Dragons as his next project, the realist in me is thinking Dick Grayson won’t fly solo until a much, much later date – if at all.
Still, it’s fun to ponder the possibilities as to who’ll ultimately play the Dark Knight’s first – and, arguably, greatest – apprentice whenever he may grace the silver screen. Already, fans have crafted artwork imagining the likes of Zac Efron and Jared Padalecki in the role, the latter of which was my top choice for the longest time, though he’s probably a little too old for the gig at this point.
For now, at least, all we can really do is ponder because, even though Deadpool 2‘s Lewis Tan is actually circling the role, we’re going to be left twiddling our thumbs for a while. Reaffirming this notion and responding to Grace Randolph’s claim of the movie being dead is Daniel R over on Twitter, who’s had some solid scoops in the past.
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This time, here’s what he had to offer up:
“It’s happening but gonna take a few years.”
Regardless of my feelings and intuition, none of us can rule out the upcoming live action Titans series beating McKay to the Nightwing punch if Warner Bros. lets the producers of the DC Universe show do such. If that’s the case, all I can do is hope that the execution is handled well because the first trailer certainly didn’t leave the greatest taste in my mouth.