Nightwing Director Still Hopes Movie Will Get Made

Again in 2017, Warner Brothers introduced a Nightwing feature film was on its method. The mission would function an origin story for the masked id adopted by Dick Grayson after relinquishing his position as Batman’s wisecracking sidekick, Robin. The studio tapped The Lego Batman Movie’s Chris McKay to helm the superhero caper, with a script by Ozark creator Invoice Dubuque. Audiences eagerly awaited the beloved addition to the DCEU and the Bat Household, however then… nothing.

It appeared as if Nightwing joined the ranks of different shelved motion pictures—most notably the Aquaman spinoff, The Trench, David Ayer’s Gotham City Sirens, Ava DuVernay’s The New Gods, Greg Berlanti’s Booster Gold, and the Joe Manganiello-starring Deathstroke—in developmental or cancellation hell. However with McKay’s live-action directorial debut, the sci-fi blockbuster The Tomorrow War, touchdown on Amazon subsequent month, he’s hoping the powers that be will sit up, take discover, and get Nightwing off the bottom. 

“What I hope is that Warner Brothers and DC watch The Tomorrow Conflict and get actually excited once more concerning the Nightwing film that we’ve been speaking about,” McKay tells Den of Geek. “I hope that we get an opportunity to exit and make that Dick Grayson and Nightwing movie. That exact a part of Robin, rising from being beneath Batman to turning into Nightwing, and Bludhaven and all that stuff… It’s a extremely private story to me.”

To say his independence, Dick Grayson retired his Robin persona and assumed the Nightwing moniker in 1984’s comedian e book, Tales of the Teen Titans #44. Though he would proceed to guide the Titans, Nightwing’s solo adventures normally befell in Gotham Metropolis or the neighboring Bludhaven. And from the sounds of it, Dick’s wealthy historical past, evolution, and escapades would have supplied the blueprint for the Nightwing movie adaptation.

“The take we’ve been engaged on is a enjoyable, strong tackle that character, and likewise actually emotional and action-packed,” McKay says. “I hesitate to even deliver up comparisons [to other action movies] as a result of it would even give an excessive amount of away. To me, it’s an motion, thrill journey film that’s received an emotional story at its coronary heart. It’s a bit bit about rising up beneath the shadow of anyone and coming into your individual. I’m super-excited about that and I hope that we’re in a spot after Tomorrow Conflict comes out that Warner Bros. desires to make that Nightwing film.”

McKay politely refuses to tease a villain, “I might have at one level, however there are different issues occurring now, so I can’t,” he says. However he’s more than pleased to weigh in on one Nightwing costume which will or might not make it to the large display screen.

Certainly, there are many choices to select from. Nightwing’s outfits are typically glossy and fashionable, complementing Dick’s acrobatic expertise, and infrequently incorporate his signature “blue V” emblem. Nevertheless, it’s the unique George Perez designed, high-collared model that traditionalists hold holding out for.

“Your disco Nightwing?” McKay concludes with a chuckle. “Nice. Possibly there might be a chunk of that within the film.”

The Tomorrow Conflict premieres July 2 on Amazon Prime. Come again within the coming days for our full interview.

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