After The Lego Batman Movie was a monster hit both financially and critically, it seemed like everyone was clamoring for what the witty and brilliant Chris McKay would make next. It was quickly announced soon after the release of The Lego Batman Movie that McKay would be developing a Nightwing feature with Warner Bros. but he’s made it pretty clear that he wants to take his time with this.
All of that sounds wonderfully exciting, although with McKay just recently becoming attached to a Dungeons & Dragons movie, which is of course in the wake of the underperforming Justice League, fans have begun to worry whether or not this Nightwing film will ever happen. Plus, the recent exit of Joss Whedon from Batgirl has now caused all eyes to be on Nightwing, hoping that the long wait will not end in another falling out.
Well don’t worry fans, Chris McKay hopped onto his very active Twitter account to address whether or not he’d still be attached to the DC standalone film, despite now taking on a colossal picture like Dungeons & Dragons. McKay had this to say to one worried fan:
I’m pretty sure WB are going to have to fire me if they want me to leave Nightwing…..
— Chris McKay (@buddboetticher) February 22, 2018
Thankfully it seems that McKay will not be leaving Nightwing anytime soon and is simply developing D&D while Nightwing preps, which could take a very long time. If Chris McKay believes in both Nightwing and D&D, then I’m behind him and eagerly awaiting what he does next. Plus, if there’s anyone to trust with a property with a cinematic past like Dungeons & Dragons, Mckay has proven that he’s the guy.
Are you guys excited for a Nightwing movie? How about a good Dungeon & Dragons movie? Let us know in the comments below!
10 Great Potential Directors For DC’s ‘Green Lantern Corps’
Green Lantern Corps has been on the DC Films slate for quite some time, but it’s been a while since we’ve heard anything solid about the project. The film’s original release date was slated for 2020 yet no director, casting announcement or any real progress has been made so far. Warner Bros. and DC failed to lay the groundwork for the film by introducing a Green Lantern as a member of the Justice League (except for a small cameo in a flashback). It is safe to assume Warner Bros. wants to have a good amount of time to distance the general audience from the disastrous 2011 Green Lantern film starring Ryan Reynolds. Yet now approaching seven years one has to wonder when this film will get off the ground? The success of Guardians of the Galaxy has proven no concept is too far out there for the general movie going audience and DC could have its own intergalactic saga to compete with Marvel by making this movie.
Warner Bros. and DC even have an interesting hook to separate Green Lantern Corps from not only Guardians of the Galaxy but also every other major superhero film. The DC project is supposedly a “buddy cop film set in space.” Basically Lethal Weapon meets Star Trek. Or even for a more modern reference, The Nice Guys meets Mass Effect. That’s a great pitch for any movie. Green Lantern Corps needs to be a higher priority for the studio than Lobo, Nightwing or that Joker origin movie.
The first step is finding the right director for the project. David S. Goyer, who has written a draft of the script, was rumored to be in talks to helm the project, but Warner Bros. and DC are paving a new path forward so they may want to try getting a better director. Hundreds of directors make interesting films every year and given the recent success of Black Panther, Wonder Woman and Thor: Ragnarok, it’s clear that some of the best choices come from unconventional places.
These are the ten directors that should be on Warner Bros. and DC’s radar to help bring the Green Lantern Corps to the big screen. Click Next to get started!