With the primary ever Nightwing movie in improvement, there is a ton of nice tales for director Chris McKay to adapt. The character has skilled a surge in reputation lately, and plenty of of his adventures have develop into simply as compelling as these of his former mentor. In actual fact, Nightwing comedian author Tim Seeley just lately opened up, and admitted he thinks the Nightwing film ought to echo his personal current arc with the character. The story reveals Dick Grayson’s wrestle to steadiness his loyalty to Batman with a lethal new mentor named Raptor, and the way that battle impacts The Bat Family. Seeley defined:
I’d do a really related factor to what we did within the first six problems with Nightwing — the Raptor story. If the story goes to must be a few man who was skilled by Batman going off to struggle on his personal, then having him struggle a man who needs to be his new mentor and modifications, I believe that is the right story for it. I believe the primary act is, he is coping with a villain — it might be the Court docket of Owls or one thing but it surely might be the rest. The risk is a risk that impacts Batman and the household, since you need to have some relationship with that, then he will get corrupted, and has to struggle Raptor. I believe that is your three-act film.
When you’ve got stored up with DC’s Rebirth line in current months, then Tim Seeley’s feedback to Comicbook.com ought to sound acquainted. For these of you much less acquainted with Dick’s comedian ebook adventures, this arc started with the Higher Than Batman story, which noticed Nightwing making an attempt to infiltrate the Court docket of Owls (a brand new, but common Batman foe) in a bid to save lots of Robin. Ultimately, Dick finds himself compelled to work with a lethal mercenary named Raptor, who takes it upon himself to develop into Dick’s mentor and educate him strategies and techniques that Batman would by no means use. The scenario forces Dick to stroll a tightrope between these two males, in the end main him to choose a aspect by the conclusion of the story.
Using a villain like Raptor would make specific sense as a result of he has a really notable connection to Dick Grayson’s previous as a member of Haly’s Circus, which (per director Chris McKay’s current feedback to CinemaBlend at The LEGO Ninjago Movie junket) will obtain a nod within the movie. That stated, if Raptor can’t be used, Seeley additionally identified that somebody like Deathstroke (presumably nonetheless performed by Joe Manganiello?) might make an acceptable different as a result of he’s additionally a darkish reflection of Dick’s authentic mentor.
In fact, that is one in all many causes to begin getting excited concerning the Nightwing film. Chris McKay’s enthusiasm for the venture has develop into infectious since its announcement, and The LEGO Batman Movie director has promised an extremely thrilling route. Not solely will this movie supply a deep dive into the Nightwing/Robin nook of The Bat Household, however the emphasis on sensible motion set items has develop into a focus of its improvement. With a narrative that showcases a deep connection to the Batman lore, in addition to the promise of an Oscar for stuntwork (the primary of its variety), Nightwing might legitimately make historical past within the realm of comedian ebook films.
CinemaBlend will preserve you posted with extra info associated to the Nightwing film as new particulars develop into out there to us. It is anticipated to start taking pictures someday in 2018, however an precise launch date has but to be introduced. Waiting for the subsequent yr, check out our 2017 movie premiere guide and our 2018 movie premiere guide to see what else Hollywood has in retailer!