It was announced today that Warner Bros. Pictures are developing a live-action movie for Dick Grayson a.k.a. Nightwing, with LEGO Batman director Chris McKay. The screenplay for the film is being written by Bill Dubuque (The Accountant). Grayson was the first Robin in the Batman mythology as Bruce Wayne took him in after his parents, The Flying Graysons, were murdered at the circus.
No release date was mentioned as the film is still in development and it remains to be seen whether we will see the character pop up before his solo film. Dick Grayson has been portrayed in live-action before as Chris O’Donnell (NCIS: Los Angeles) portrayed the character in Batman Forever and Batman & Robin.
Back in 2008, The CW were working on a prequel series for Dick Grayson as it would follow his life before the parents were murdered, but it ended up getting scrapped. This isn’t the only big Batman related news for today as Warner Bros. just announced that Matt Reeves is officially locked in to direct and produce The Batman.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter