News of a Nightwing movie has been all over the internet this week. I personally just about leaped out of my skin as I have felt this is the direction DC should be going with their films as the lesser known heroes seem to do pretty well in the box office.
There is all kinds of speculation about this film already and I don't even know if there is a script. The rumor is that a director has been tapped; Chris McKay, the director of Lego Batman. I don't know how concrete these rumors are, but there are multiple sites reporting.
So that's the news end of things. I'm sure it's all stuff you have already read about so let's get into the fun stuff. What do we want to see in a Nightwing movie?
A full on origin story is not necessary. I bet an excellent Nightwing movie could be two hours or less. You can let it be known he was Robin and his parents died so he was raised by Batman and Alfred.
Don't be so grim. Have some fun with this movie. Lighten up DC! I keep hearing how DC is going for realism with the darker themes but I don't think most of the world sucks that bad. Maybe it does, but Dick Grayson/Nightwing don't need to bring us down any further.
There are plenty of villains we can choose from but I think, before we go any further, we should look at who should play the title character. On Maskerpiece Theatre, we like to cast films and figure out who we would like to play certain characters. Follow us on Twitter, we play this game quite often as it's not just on the podcasts. I'll give you names but without explanation. You be the judge and let us know what you think. Photos are from the actors' IMDB profiles.
Joseph Gordon Levitt
Steven R. McQueen
Jon Rhys Meyers
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