Audiences saw Jason Todd’s tattered costume in Batman v Superman, a reference to the classic Death in the Family Storyline, but the first Boy Wonder still hasn’t appeared in the DC Extended Universe. Dick Grayson, who grew up defending Gotham City as Robin before ultimately creating the Nightwing mantle for himself, is one of the most beloved characters in DC Comics. His detective skills are slightly beneath Batman’s, but he’s just as talented a fighter and team leader as the Caped Crusader. In fact, due to Nightwing’s positive personality, many characters in the DC Universe often turn to him when they need help. If Batman needs help on a case, Nightwing is always the first person he turns to because he’s his oldest and most trusted ally.
It’s a good time to be a Nightwing fan. With the new Titans series hitting DC’s upcoming streaming service and the character earning his own live-action movie from The LEGO Batman Movie director Chris McKay, Dick Grayson is about to be more prominent than ever. Since the television version of the character will likely be separate from the film universe, the new Batman film seems like as good a time as any to introduce Nightwing to the general audience.