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Exclusive: ‘Nightwing’ Movie Director Chris McKay Teases His “Badass Action” Take

14 September 2017 7:06 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

While Warner Bros. has a number of different DC Comics adaptations in the works at the moment, Nightwing is shaping up to be a hell of a thing. The project was announced in the wake of The Lego Batman Movie, with that film’s director Chris McKay announced as the director of a live-action Nightwing movie that will finally give the Dick Grayson character his own film. McKay was an interesting choice to direct, given that his background is primarily in animation with shows like Robot Chicken and Titan Maximum, but with The Lego Batman Movie McKay proved he … »

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Nightwing Movie Takes Flight At Warner Bros. With Chris McKay

23 February 2017 12:56 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

From Bruce Wayne to Dick Grayson, THR is reporting that The Lego Batman Movie‘s Chris McKay has entered talks to helm a Nightwing spinoff.

Negotiations are officially underway and if a deal were to place, McKay will be directing from a script penned by Bill Dubuque (The Accountant). At this time, it’s unclear as to how exactly the Nightwing solo movie will fit into the DC Extended Universe. While the character of Robin – or rather his vandalized suit – was referenced in last year’s Batman V Superman, and though Zack Snyder was notoriously coy about the character’s identity throughout development, it was later confirmed to be Jason Todd.

Richard John “Dick” Grayson represents a different proposition altogether. Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, Nightwing was first introduced as a trusty new sidekick to Gotham’s Caped Crusader, before shedding the Robin mantle to become the city’s elusive Nightwing. »

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