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There are plenty of awesome DC films on the horizon, but one of the most exciting Bat-Family projects of the bunch is Chris McKay's Nightwing film. As a dive into a less-explored corner of the Batman mythos, Nightwing will offer one lucky actor the opportunity to do things with Dick Grayson that we haven't seen yet in live-action. As such, casting the DC badass is a massive undertaking, and that's why McKay doesn't have an actor for the role at this stage in development. The LEGO Batman Movie director took to social media and confirmed that there still is no Nightwing yet, saying:
If you're looking forward to the Nightwing movie, then there's a good chance that you already have an idea of who to cast in your head. Here at CinemaBlend, we've even delved into that topic and come up with a few names of our own. However, by his admission, Chris McKay is taking his time with the casting process for this film and throwing out a wide net to find the right man for the job. It won't just be A-list actors who fit the basic physical description (like Zac Efron or Jared Padalecki); he's exploring every possible angle to get this right. That doesn't necessarily provide much specific information with regards to where he's actually looking for in his Dick Grayson, but it tells us that he has a deep pool of potential talent to pull from.
Beyond casting the Nightwing movie, Chris McKay has continuously doubled down on his vocal desire to break the mold and legitimately wow audiences with this project. In addition to the discussion of the actor to potentially play Dick Grayson, McKay even recently admitted to CinemaBlend (during the press junket for The LEGO Ninjago Movie) that he has every intention of making Nightwing into an action film that's so technically impressive that it will actually spur the Academy Awards to finally make a category for "Best Stunt," which is an accolade that many members of the film industry have wanted to see for years. When we consider just how technically involved this movie is going to be, it makes sense that everyone involved wants to make sure that they pick the right actor for the titular role.
What do you think of Chris McKay's remarks about the casting process for the Nightwing movie? Are you willing to wait for the perfect choice, or do you want to see the process speed up? Let us know what you think in the comments below, and make sure to take a look at our 2017 movie premiere guide and our 2018 movie premiere guide to see all of the movies (DC or otherwise) currently lined up to debut over the next year!