Nightwing director Chris McKay has confirmed that the upcoming standalone DC film will include a nod to Dick Grayson’s time spent as a circus performer in the past.
The Nightwing film is set 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 Haly’s circus and in while promoting the upcoming release of The LEGO Ninjago Movie, McKay was asked by Cinemablend if the film would feature an appearance from Haly’s Circus when he confirmed it will indeed:
“Yes. In some form. There will be lots of nods. Lots of nods.”
Plot details on the upcoming Nightwing stand alone film are still under wraps and an actor has yet to be cast in the role of the boy wonder. McKay is directing the Nightwing film from a script written by Bill Dubuque (The Accountant). As of now, the film 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.
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.
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