Dylan O’Brien has responded to rumors that suggest he’s been cast as Nightwing for HBO Max’s Batgirl film.
With the DC Extended Universe expanding with each new project, fans have been wondering when or where Nightwing will be popping up. With Ben Affleck’s Batman on track to retire from the franchise, it seems like the best way to fold the iconic character into the franchise is through Batgirl, which is currently filming.
While nothing is certain, fans have been hoping for years to see Dylan O’Brien, among others, as the DCEU’s Nightwing. The rallying of fans has been so permanent and vocal that many are under the impression that The Maze Runner star is already on track to appear as Nightwing, which simply isn’t the case.
Post Cred Pod reports that Dylan O’Brien is more than aware of the fan casting and while he hasn’t heard of anything professionally, he’s spoken to his manager about it. Does this mean Dylan O’Brien will debut as Nightwing in Batgirl? Probably not. But it is interesting to see O’Brien openly confirm that he’s conscious of what fans want, which should probably help him nab the role – that is, of course, if DC pursues Nightwing.
Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are directing Batgirl, which is being planned as a movie for the WarnerMedia streaming service HBO Max. The two most recently directed the 2020 box office hit Bad Boys for Life and episodes of the upcoming Disney Plus series Ms. Marvel. Christina Hodson, the screenwriter behind Birds of Prey and The Flash, penned the script for the DCEU film.
DC’s Batgirl movie is set to follow the Barbara Gordon iteration of the Gotham City heroine. JK Simmons also stars as Commissioner Gordon, Brendan Fraser will appear as the villain Firefly, and Michael Keaton is returning as his version of Batman.
Batgirl will hit HBO Max sometime this year. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on Dylan O’Brien, as well as the future of the DCEU, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.
Source: Post Cred Pod