DC Comics fans got a surprising announcement this past Friday when it was revealed that Chris McKay, director of The LEGO Batman Movie, would be helming a Nightwing movie as part of the ever expanding DC Extended Universe.
Now, Mr. McKay recently revealed why he feels this is a good idea.
"Bruce Wayne in my mind came from privilege and I think that’s why he’s more dour and angry. He’s self-made as far as his becoming all of these cool things we like him for… Dick Grayson didn’t come from that. Dick Grayson came from a circus family. Essentially people who aren’t rich and they are self-made. They’re entertainers. They’re gymnasts. They’re people who live hand-to-mouth and that’s something that informs him and his attitude… he’s a fascinating guy to me, because he had all the same things happen to him. He’s got some of the same negatives as Bruce Wayne and then from a society standpoint — obviously he was adopted into Bruce Wayne’s life… but he didn’t start that way. He’s this guy who has all these negatives and then even more negatives and yet he remains… Those are things why I like Dick Grayson, why I like the idea of Nightwing as a movie."
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.
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.
Source: Shanlian On Batman
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