‘Bumblebee’ Star Dylan O’Brien Hits Back At Nightwing Rumors

Dylan O'Brien was never set to play the DC hero.

Dylan O'Brien Debunks DC Nightwing Dick Grayson Rumors

Bumblebee star Dylan O’Brien wants to make it clear there’s no truth to the persistent rumors he is going to play Nightwing for DC.

Rumors surrounding Dylan O’Brien have long suggested he has been set to take on a superhero role. While for a time he seemed to be the favorite for the MCU’s Spider-Man, rumors that he will play Nightwing in a DC project continue to persist.

Talking about the rumors while promoting his new movie, Not Okay, Dylan O’Brien shared his frustrations with the propagation of the Nightwing reports.

Dylan O’Brien Is Not DC’s Nightwing

Much time has passed since the Nightwing rumors began and Dylan O’Brien has said he is glad that for the most part the rumors have been debunked.

While speaking to Screen Rant about Not Okay, which deals with a character whose online lie spirals out of control, Dylan O’Brien drew a parallel between the message of the film and the reporting of his casting as DC’s Dick Grayson.

When asked whether there had ever been any truth to the Nightwing rumors, O’Brien said:

“No, no, never, never. I’m glad that time has passed and people can see that I was telling the truth. There was so much doubt and speculation and theories and all just from, I don’t even know who originally put… I think that they just post s***. They have no source. It doesn’t come from anything. It’s crazy actually to see it catch fire. That’s not really fair, is it? It is [like the message of Not Okay]. Yeah. I mean, it was like an account that has a following. It’s somewhat of a credible source and they’re just making s*** up. That’s interesting, isn’t it?”

While Dylan O’Brien might not be donning Nightwing’s mask for DC, the character is currently being portrayed by a host of other actors across various DC projects. Brenton Thwaites is playing Dick Grayson in the HBO Max series Titans, Harvey Guillén is playing the role in Season 3 of Harley Quinn and Christopher Sean is playing him in the Gotham Knights game.

Nightwing is currently appearing in Harley Quinn. Here is the synopsis for the new season:

The mayhem and madness continue in season three of this biting and uproarious adult animated comedy series. Wrapping up their “Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour,” Harley Quinn (Kaley Cuoco) and Poison Ivy (Lake Bell) return to Gotham as the new power couple of DC villainy. Along with their ragtag crew – King Shark (Ron Funches), Clayface (Alan Tudyk), Frank the Plant (JB Smoove) – “Harlivy” strives to become the best version of themselves while also working towards Ivy’s long desired plan of transforming Gotham into an Eden paradise.

The animated HBO Max series features the voice talents of Kaley Cuoco as Dr. Harleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn, Lake Bell as Dr. Pamela Isley / Poison Ivy, Diedrich Bader as Bruce Wayne / Batman, Alan Tudyk as Joker, Ron Funches, Wanda Sykes, Natalie Morales, Jim Rash, Giancarlo Esposito, Jason Alexander, J. B. Smoove, Tony Hale as Dr. Edgar Cizko / Doctor Psycho, Christopher Meloni as Commissioner James Gordon, Rahul Kohli as Dr. Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow, Sanaa Lathan as Catwoman, Alfred Molina as Mr. Freeze, Harvey Guillen as Dick Grayson / Nightwing.

Harley Quinn Season 3 premiered on July 28th, with new episodes releasing weekly. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding DC and Nightwing, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: Screen Rant