Warner Bros. is developing another DC Comics superhero based around the Batman character Nightwing. The news comes from THR, who reports that The LEGO Batman Movie director, Chris McKay, will be helming the project from a script written by Bill Dubuque (The Accountant).
I loved The LEGO Batman Movie! I thought it was the best DC film to be released in years. McKay did a hell of a great job with it, and I think he's a great choice to take on Nightwing! I can't help but think he'll do some exciting and fun things with the character and give fans an awesome movie.
I'm sure most of you already know the history of Nightwing, but just in case, his real name is Dick Grayson and he was taken under the wing of Batman and fought alongside him as the original Robin. As the character got older he wanted to spread his wings and fight crime in his own way, so he broke off as Batman's sidekick and became Nightwing, who he felt was a hero in his own right.
Dick Grayson has yet to be introduced to the DCEU, but that's obviously about to change. There's no word on if his introduction will happen before his solo film, but it seems like maybe the studio is in the early stages of figuring it all out.
Warner Bros. already has DC films lined up through 2020 so I imagine this Nightwing film won't be released until sometime between 2019 and 2021.