Even the film may be a long way away, however, the director is already promising fans a movie that the hero deserves — and a star actor who can live up to the job. An entry to the world of DC Movies as an former Batman sidekick is attractive to just about every actor in Hollywood, with celebrities lining up to get on the shortlist for Nightwing. Director Chris McKay proved his abilities with the entire world of Gotham City in The LEGO Batman Movie, significance fans and possible prospects have reason to be positive from the beginning. But as the planned film is beginning to take shape, McKay makes it crystal clear that his love of Nightwing might mean some poor news for the actor who lands the lead character.
Every fan knows Dick Grayson is one of the very heroes in the DC Universe. And according to McKay, the celebrity of this Nightwing film will need to develop into the same. This entry in the DCEU will be constructed on martial arts, acrobatic actions, and stunt job worthy of the comics — an adventure McKay states will require “full commitment” out of its leading man.
After stating there had been a Nightwing tattoo in his future McKay delivered a string of Tweets symbolizing what gets the story special of the prior sidekick — when pressed in the depths of his passion for the character of Dick Grayson. His appraisal drives home the reasons he sees Nightwing as a “intriguing” DC hero, but also provides some context for the standard McKay is setting for his own picture. And, perhaps more importantly, what conventions he may try to prevent:
“The story of Dick Grayson, becoming Robin, subsequently becoming Nightwing performed for us, the audience, in the comics in REAL TIME. It wasn’t a flashback. It was underwent by us. So all of the successes and failures of Robin/Nightwing we were together for the ride. And people that underestimated Robin or dismissed him perhaps had their opinions changed as we saw him “develop” directly in front of us. His relationships, his battles with Batman et al felt real to me because he had been the window personality with that we experienced Gotham City.”
Together with the direction of film still unknown, it is possible that audiences’ first expansive look in the Gotham of the DCEU will arrive in Nightwing (supposing Grayson nevertheless calls the vent home). Fans can also wonder if McKay’s remarks rule out that the flashbacks expected in future DCEU movies. Irrespective of how the film pays service or excuse of Grayson’s time as Batman’s sidekick, fans can assume Nightwing will not stick to the normal Batman style. When one follower responded that they believed Nightwing for a showcase for Superman AND Batman’s best qualities, McKay responded using a very simple “Agreed.”
The actor McKay is searching for to actually bring those qualities to existence… well, that’s the area of the director’s discussion that should actually get fans everywhere on the edge of the seats. The role seems to still be resisted, judging by McKay’s wording — meaning he should not have heard that Dave Franco would play Nightwing, or noticed the art of Drake Bell as Dick Grayson. It sounds like McKay is get this — focusing on what the role requires prior to the actor best suited for the part already.
That may seem like business as usual, but using the still echoing across Netflix, and ‘s celebrity proving he’s a Ninja Warrior, the Nightwing fans are in for a treat. McKay said it as a necessity when fans reacted that his eventual star would share that love of Grayson. Not just to get the personality “directly” in a creative standpoint… but also to bear the physical and psychological toll taken by basically becoming Nightwing:
“He must. It needs to be dedication. Every day. It is currently going to be grueling out of stunt view, gymnastics and a martial arts. Also emotionally taxing. It is definitely going to be true.”
That’s the type of description which may scare away celebrities drawn to the concept that franchise. But for the DC enthusiasts expecting to find a film Nightwing as physically, athletically, and technically gifted as his comic book counterpart… well, it sounds like the first film of its kind.
Now the sole real question is… which actor wants it bad enough?
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Source: Chris McKay
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