More directorial news out of camp DC tonight as Chris McKay, the helmer behind the hit animated spinoff The LEGO Batman Movie, has entered negotiations to direct a live-action Nightwing movie for Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment.
Bill Dubuque, who wrote Ben Affleck's The Accountant, is penning the script.
Nightwing, also known as Dick Grayson, is perhaps best known for being the original Robin. Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, he debuted in the pages of Detective Comics #38 back in 1940. After his parents were murdered, Dick was adopted by Bruce Wayne, who took the boy under his wing as the first Robin. Years later, Dick stepped out from under The Dark Knight's shadow to fight crime as Nightwing - leader to the Teen Titans.
|Chris McKay, director of The LEGO Batman Movie|
The character of Robin has yet to appear in the DCEU, but his graffiti-covered suit was shown in Batman v. Superman, and director Zack Snyder has said that at that point in time Robin had been killed by the Joker.
The Nightwing film joins the ever growing slate of DC Films over at Warner Bros. Studios. Projects currently in development also include Aquaman from James Wan, a Man Of Steel sequel, Gotham City Sirens from David Ayer, and The Batman from director Matt Reeves.
The LEGO Batman Movie served as Chris McKay's directorial debut. Previously, he worked on The LEGO Movie as an animation co-director, and has also directed three seasons of series Robot Chicken.
Source: THR Heat Vision
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