Supernatural actor Jared Padalecki is definitely interested in playing Nightwing. Yesterday, news broke that a live-action film about the former acrobat-turned-superhero is in development over at Warner Bros. Although too early for casting, Padalecki was asked by a fan on Twitter whether or not he’d consider playing Dick Grayson on the big screen.
Here is Padalecki’s response:
@DanielJFalconer I’ve always wanted to…
— Jared Padalecki (@jarpad) February 24, 2017
It’s also pretty well-known that Padalecki’s Supernatural costar, Jensen Ackles, voiced Jason Todd, aka the Red Hood, in the animated movie, Batman: Under the Red Hood. So another Twitter user put up a side-by-side image of what Padalecki would look like as Nightwing and Ackles drawn up as Red Hood.
You can check it out below!
— ?King Izzy? (@izzythekid96) February 25, 2017
It’s been a long time coming for a Nightwing standalone film. Dick Grayson is one of the best and most popular character in the DC Comics universe. Heroic Hollywood created a top ten list of actors who could potentially play the character in the film. There has already been a lot of speculation regarding casting and Padalecki certainly has the acting chops and the sense of humor to play the iconic character.
Would you like to see Jared Padalecki suit up as Nightwing? Would he be a good fit? Would Jensen Ackles ever potentially be considered for a live-action Red Hood? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!