Nightwing movie is on the way from Lego Batman director - here's who should play Dick Grayson

As Matt Reeves steps into the director’s chair for The Batman, Warner Bros. and DC are also developing a separate live-action movie centered on another famous hero from Gotham City. THR reports that Nightwing is getting his own film, and The Lego Batman Movie’s Chris McKay will direct from a script by Bill Dubuque (The Accountant). For those who don’t know, Nightwing is the alter-ego of an older Dick Grayson, who - after his time fighting crime as Robin alongside Batman - struck out on his own and crafted a new superhero persona. Armed with his dual clubs, a high-tech suit, and the acrobatic skills he’s built up over the course of his life, Nightwing protects the nearby city of Blüdhaven.

Though Dick Grayson has appeared on film multiple times (including most recently in The Lego Batman Movie, as voiced by Michael Cera), Nightwing has never made an appearance in a live-action movie. I’ve had some issues with DC’s movies lately, but it’s undeniable that they’re great at casting; with that in mind, let’s take a look at some possible choices for who might be able to play Nightwing in his DCEU debut.

Who should play Nightwing?

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