Director Chris McKay fully revealed his love for Batman with The LEGO Batman Movie, a film loaded with references to the character’s history across all mediums of storytelling. Now, he’s looking to apply that same love to Batman’s original sidekick, and while we’re no closer to learning about a release date, McKay is telling us to expect new information about the Nightwing movie soon…
Speaking with fans on Twitter who are dying to hear about the casting process, McKay tells the fans to keep their expectations in check and to be patient for future updates. However, he did throw fans a bone by revealing that there’s a big status update in the pipeline that will come in less than a month:
As usual you are right @rileyseverdeen … it's too early to talk about casting but in February… say around Valentine's Day maybe… I should have an update about where everything is with the first NIGHTWING movie!! https://t.co/f7hDRycA7b
— Chris McKay (@buddboetticher) January 26, 2018
The “first” Nightwing movie, eh? McKay definitely sounds confident that his movie will be a winner, and if this is the case it would be an easy franchise option for DC — the movie will likely be a less expensive offering for the company to make, given that Nightwing isn’t really a superhero that demands tons of CGI, and if it lives up to the promise of being DC’s answer to Daredevil, then the franchise could really get a boost on that front.
A Nightwing movie is in development from director Chris McKay (The LEGO Batman Movie) and screenwriter Bill Dubuque (The Accountant) as part of DC’s shared movie universe. While little has been said about the project, McKay has promised that his movie will be significantly more serious than his previous DC movie.