Nightwing director Chris McKay has offered an update on the casting of Dick Grayson in the upcoming standalone film.
Not much is known about the film as plot details are still under wraps but its expected to follow Dick Grayson who became the first Robin in the Batman mythology after Bruce Wayne took him in following the death of his parents, The Flying Graysons who were murdered at the circus. McKay has previously expressed that whoever is going to play the role of Dick Grayson is going to have to share that same level of passion he has in order to achieve the necessary performance to bring the character to life.
When a fan inquired for an update on the film on Twitter today, McKay confirmed that an actor still has yet to be cast in the role and that the script has yet to be completed:
…because we need to find the perfect person. We need to get the script right. We need this to movie to blow your mind.
— Chris McKay (@buddboetticher) September 26, 2017
McKay is directing the Nightwing film from a script written by Bill Dubuque (The Accountant). The director has teased the film as a badass action movie featuring stunts and practical effects. He has also confirmed the film will feature many nods to Dick Grayson’s past as a circus performer in Haly’s Circus.
As of now, Nightwing does not have a release date. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Nightwing and the future of the DC Extended Universe as we learn it.
Source: Chris McKay