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Dick Grayson is coming to the DCEU, but we still have so many questions about who will play the legendary comic book hero. We know that The LEGO Batman Movie director Chris McKay has some intense qualifications for the actor who eventually takes on the role in the Nightwing movie, but now we're beginning to wonder if Into the Badlands star Lewis Tan has begun to tease his possible involvement in the project. Check out the actor's recent social media post, below.
Notice anything particularly exciting about that picture? The obvious thing to note is that Lewis Tan took a meeting at DC Entertainment recently, and he walked away with some confirmation that he's going to do something Batman-related, thus honoring the legacy of his father, who worked on Tim Burton's Batman movie back in 1989. Beyond that, however, he's holding a copy of a book from Ed Brubaker's run on Batman. It's not much to go by, but it leaves us wondering if we're looking at our first-ever live-action Nightwing in a major DC role; he doesn't seem like a likely contender to replace Ben Affleck as Batman, but the 31-year-old definitely has all of the makings of a proper Nightwing.
As far as qualifications go, Lewis Tan has a lot going for him in regards to playing a potential Nightwing. He's a seasoned member of the comic book movie genre, with credits in films like Deadpool 2 and shows like Iron Fist. Moreover, he's a renowned martial artist and stuntman, which would allow him to easily handle the acrobatics and intense action sequences inherent to a story focusing on Dick Grayson. Director Chris McKay has remained vocal about his desire to make a movie with a nearly unprecedented level of attention paid to the stunts, so casting Lewis Tan to bring those stunts to life could help accomplish that goal.
Then again, seeing is believing, so check out a video of some of Lewis Tan's athletic exploits, below!
Of course, it's worth taking all of this with a grain of salt. Lewis Tan's post does not explicitly say anything about him potentially taking on the role of Nightwing -- or any other member of The Bat Family, for that matter. All he has suggested with this photo is that he's going to follow in his father's footsteps and do something with the Batman DNA. With that in mind, we're just going to have to wait and see what comes of it.
On that note, CinemaBlend will keep you posted with more information related to the Nightwing movie (as well as whether or not Lewis Tan is involved in the Nightwing movie), as new details are made available to us. For now, watch out for James Wan's Aquaman when the next DCEU movie debuts in theaters on December 21, 2018!