See The Punisher star Ben Barnes suits up as Nightwing for the upcoming Matt Reeves’ The Batman movie in this exciting new image.
The Batman casting details have remained heavily secretive. Initially, Ben Affleck was going to direct and star in this version of the Batman. However, in late January, Affleck confirmed he was done with Batman and the project entirely, passing on the cape and cowl. Now that Robert Pattinson has been cast, it’s time to find or Robin or a Nightwing. This image imagines The Punisher star Ben Barnes in the role as Dick Grayson. Ben Barnes has a tenure of roles that make him suitable for the position. Here’s a look at Ben Barnes as Nightwing:
Ben Barnes is no stranger to comic book adapted media. Ben Barnes recently starred in two seasons of The Punisher as Billy Russo/Jigsaw, Frank Castle’s biggest arch nemesis. As Jigsaw, Ben Barnes played a sinister villain ready to take his hero off the streets. He has also played a hero. Ben Barnes portrayed Prince Caspian in The Chronicles of Narnia series as well as Dorian Gray in Dorian Gray. Fans initially speculated Ben Barnes was a potential candidate to play the next Batman, but since that role is taken by Robert Pattinson, a role as Nightwing could still give Ben Barnes some involvement with DC films.
Would you like to see Ben Barnes in Matt Reeves’ The Batman? Do you think he’d make a great Nightwing? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments!
Plot details for The Batman are currently under wraps, though the film will center around a younger Bruce Wayne and features a Rogues’ Gallery of villains that reportedly includes Catwoman. The Matt Reeves film will follow Batman during his formative years as Gotham City’s protector and will make use of the Dark Knight’s detective skills to a greater extent than previous DC Films. It is expected to be the first chapter in a new trilogy with Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader.
The Batman is one of the many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC Films, including The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, and New Gods.
The Batman will be released in theaters on June 25, 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on The Batman and the future of the DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos