Warner Bros and DC Comics are plotting a movie centred around famed DC superhero Nightwing.
Warner Bros are currently in negotiations with The LEGO Batman Movie director Chris McKay and The Accountant screenwriter Bill Dobuque for what would be McKay’s live-action debut feature.
Nightwing is a superhero whom originated in the Batman strand of the DC comic book universe as an evolution of the Dick Grayson character whom originally played the dark knight’s sidekick Robin, and was a part of McKay’s cast of characters on The LEGO Batman Movie (2017).
The move to have the film directed by McKay, whom projected comedic sensibilities as well as a respect to Batman lore in his LEGO adaptation, seems to be a purposeful one, with pressure mounting on the studio to inject more humour into their cinematic universe following harsh criticism towards much of their recent line-up.
There is currently no news regarding a possible release date for the film, but it is expected to be slated sometime after Wonder Woman, Justice League, The Batman, Shazam, The Flash and Cyborg, which have all been lined up for the DC/Warner Bros partnership.