Warner Bros. Exec #1: “Look, our comic book movie universe is…not so great. How do we make our fans happy?”
Warner Bros. Exec #2: “We could make an effort to properly write and develop our characters, thus reassuring our fanbase that we have somewhat of a coherent strategy.”
Warner Bros. Exec #1: “Exactly. We’ll do a “Nightwing” movie!”
Warner Bros. Exec #2: “Ummm…what?!”
Warner Bros. is plotting a new DC superhero film based on the Batman-centric character Nightwing.
Chris McKay, who most recently directed The Lego Batman Movie for Warner Bros., is in negotiations to helm the new live-action film, and Bill Dubuque (The Accountant) is writing the script.
Nightwing, aka Dick Grayson, is perhaps best known for being the original Robin. Grayson was the youngest member of a family of acrobats known as the Flying Graysons. He was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger and illustrator Jerry Robinson, and first introduced in Detective Comics No. 38 in April 1940. After his parents were murdered, he was taken in as the legal ward of Bruce Wayne/Batman. He then became Robin and teamed up with the Dark Knight on many an adventure to fight crime in the city of Gotham.
Is there a strategy I’m unaware of? Or, will we continue to have dreck like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (still loved the movie, though). Look, the success of Marvel’s films hinges on the fact that they have planned them out well in advance. DC doesn’t have to necessarily follow a similar template, but at least there should be a concerted effort to ensure that everyone involved is on the same page. That doesn’t appear to be the case here.