‘Nightwing’ Director Chris McKay Hints That Casting Info Is Coming Soon

There hasn’t been a whole lot of information released about the upcoming Nightwing movie so far, but the film’s director Chris McKay has revealed that some big announcements are just around the corner.

McKay answered a fan inquiry on Twitter about the status of his DC film and revealed that we can expect to hear more Nightwing information around February.

You can check out McKay’s tweet right here!

McKay made his feature film directorial debut earlier this year with The Lego Batman Movie. The animated DC film was met with a glowing reception from both fans and critics, earning an impressive 91% Rotten Tomatoes score as well as the coveted “Certified Fresh” seal of approval.

McKay’s success with The Lego Batman Movie gave him instant credibility with the DC fanbase and now he looks to keep that good will going with his take on Nightwing. As fans of the comics already know, Nightwing is the alter ego of Dick Grayson, the former Robin who one day decides to step out from under Batman’s shadow and forge a superhero identity of his own.

Previously, Michael Cera voiced a younger iteration of the character in The Lego Batman Movie. Next year, actor Brenton Thwaites will take on the role of Robin in the live-action Titans television series.

Are you excited for Chris McKay’s live-action Nightwing film? Let us know what you think in the comments!

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for more Nightwing news as it becomes available.

7 Essential Nightwing Stories For New Fans

Nightwing is easily one of the most iconic superheroes in the DC Universe (maybe even just in general) and he’s finally gearing up to hit the big screen. Dick Grayson is one of DC’s oldest characters, and as a result he has gone through major changes. The character started as the first ever Robin and has since developed his own heroic mantle as well as temporarily becoming Batman when Bruce isn’t available. He’s one of the few characters in comics audiences have seen grow up and change over time and that has led to a devoted fan base who wants to protect the character.

He’s such a fan favorite that his planned death in the 2005 event Infinite Crisis was scrapped out of fear of angry reactions. Nightwing might have the same skills as Batman, but his optimism and social abilities make him a positive character that other superheroes come to in times of crisis. So if you don’t know too much about the friendliest guy in the DC Universe, just pick up one of these books and dive in!

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