There will come a time in the not-too-distant future where DC and Marvel exhaust all their comic book characters. But that time is far from the present. This week has seen a new addition to the family, with Nightwing being slotted into their extended universe by Warner Brothers.
Following on from a litany of titles that are spawning out of Man of Steel to include The Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and Aquaman. This character fills in the gap for those diehards desperate to see Dick Grayson fit into the scenario in some shape or form. Now that the studio can breathe a sigh of relief in the wake of Matt Reeve's appointment to The Batman, an announcement that appeared to be dead in the water when the filmmaker seemed to put himself out of contention, now the franchise could be landing on it's feet.
Who Is Nightwing? DC Dick Goes Solo In New Adventure
Nightwing takes on many forms, but essentially is seen as the alter ego of Dick Grayson, aka the original Robin. The superhero persona was adopted by Superman, of all people, on the Kryptonian city of Kandor with his confidante Jimmy Olsen. But when Grayson decides to leave Gotham and Bruce Wayne behind to pursue his own interests, he inherits the name as of 1985.
This could very well be a case of the DCEU overreaching. A fault they have been guilty of in the past, as it is unclear how the character will crossover and fit into the dynamic, given the incredible amount of powers on show with the Justice League. But this installment is believed to follow in a similar vein to Gotham City Sirens, a David Ayer feature that will act as a spinoff from Suicide Squad.
It is believed Nightwing will be teased in some shape or form in The Batman. Although they won't be BFFs according to the latest reports.
McKay Goes From Lego To Live Action
Having been fatigued by chasing their tale to finally get a director for The Batman, perhaps DC has learned its lesson. Possibly by starting to keep some of these filmmakers in house for a change? Chris McKay will helm the picture, transitioning from the comedic grounds of The Lego Batman Movie with Will Arnett to a live action version that is a blank slate.
The Accountant screenwriter Bill Dubuque is developing the script. Hoping to create an interesting mix between two men coming off very contrasting projects. This could be hilarious, hilariously bad or strike just the right tone to be a DC movie that is just dark enough to be taken seriously but light enough in the context of a movie about a guy wearing a cape and spandex.