The Matt Reeves/Batman director confirmation isn’t the only DC news we’re getting today.
Hollywood Reporter is adding that The Lego Batman Movie’s Chris McKay is now in talks to direct a live-action Nightwing movie for the studio. The Accountant’s Bill Dubuque has been hired to write it’s script.
Nightwing is officially joining the DC Extended Universe — and it only makes sense that Chris McKay, director of The Lego Batman Movie, is behind efforts to the DC hero to the big screen.
Chris McKay, who most recently directed The Lego Batman Movie for Warner Bros., is in negotiations to helm the new film, and Bill Dubuque (The Accountant) is writing the script.
This is a massive get for Warner Bros., as their Lego Movie directors have since left the nest to direct Han Solo: A Star Wars Story for Lucasfilm. Making sure their talent stays in-house should be a priority and McKay given a project like Nightwing is a good start.
At one time, Kylo Ren’s Adam Driver had been rumored for the Dick Grayson role in Batman v Superman before the role was ultimately scrapped. I’m curious if McKay’s connection to the Star Wars family might be able to convince Driver to actually take the role.
I think many are curious if this project could evolve into a Titans project (minus the teens).
However, Warner Bros. keeps announcing DC Comics projects while it remains to be seen if they’ll all get made. Release schedules are tough enough before the studio is looking potentially trying to place three of these DC films into one release year. When they also have multiple other films to date as well.