Earlier this year, it was reported that Warner Bros. was developing a Nightwing solo film with The LEGO Batman Movie director Chris McKay. Now, McKay has discussed the difference between Warner Bros. and Marvel’s approach to their respective cinematic universes.
McKay discussed how Warner Bros. is focused on developing director-driven projects:
“Warner Bros is a more director-driven studio. Period. The end. More than any other studio you’re ever going to work at. Just look at the roster of world class filmmakers that have worked at Warner Bros and made it their home. Warner Bros is a director-driven studio, and that’s exactly how they are operating these movies.”
McKay outlined the difference between Warner Bros. approach to the DCEU and Marvel’s model, citing Patty Jenkins’ work Wonder Woman as an example:
“That’s the kind of filmmaking you are going to see, and have seen with Patty Jenkins on “Wonder Woman.” That’s what they have done and what they will continue to do, and that’s why these movies are not trying to follow the Marvel model, they’re trying to do their own thing with filmmakers that they like, and produce things that are wholly original and wholly unique.”
Plot details on the Nightwing film are currently under wraps and the title character has yet to be cast.
McKay will direct the film from a script written by Bill Dubuque (The Accountant).
As of now, Nightwing does have a release date.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Nightwing and future DC Extended Universe projects as it develops!
10 Characters Who Should Appear In The ‘Nightwing’ Movie
So Michael Cera’s appearance as Dick Grayson in The LEGO Batman Movie wasn’t enough for all you Nightwing fans, huh? Well, Warner Bros. is listening and has decided to give Heroic Hollywood’s number one sidekick his own movie. The LEGO Batman Movie helmer Chris McKay has been named the director of a Nightwing movie no one saw coming. Nightwing’s place in the DC Extended Universe is up in the air. How long ago did he quit being Robin? Are he and Batman speaking right now? Why wasn’t he mentioned in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?
While the movie will likely answer all those questions, I expect it will also serve as an introduction to a different corner of the Batman universe, similar to the upcoming Gotham City Sirens. Batman might be in it for a scene or two, but the movie will need a full supporting cast to help Nightwing appear as the kickass, sociable character he is. Bruce Wayne has got the brooding down, but former circus performer Dick Grayson knows how to have fun in a way his mentor doesn’t.
Hit Next to find out which ten characters should appear in the Nightwing movie.