According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is apparently putting a live-action Nightwing film together with Chris McKay (LEGO Batman Movie) on board to direct the feature film. Comic fans are ecstatic to see Batman’s protege featured in his own standalone film set within the DC Films’ universe. As with each new film announcement, fans are eager to know who will be playing the titular character of the movie. We’ve compiled a list of our own choices who we believe could be suitable options to portray Dick Grayson in the DCEU. So, here we go, our Top 5 choices for Nightwing!
Perhaps one of the most popular choices among fans, Steven Yeun made a name for himself portraying Glenn Rhee on AMC’s The Walking Dead. Steven’s charming personality was welcomed by viewers and ultimately, he became one of the series fan favorite characters and one reason why many people enjoyed the show so much. Nightwing would be a perfect role for an actor who has just made a name for himself and it’s time for him to take it to the next level.
The 26-year old actor made a name for himself back in 2008 with the Danny Boyle-directed film Slumdog Millionaire, a role in which he was nominated for various awards. Patel also starred in the award-winning drama Lion from last year in which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Dev is an extremely talented young actor who could be a perfect fit for the DCEU. Fun fact, he’s also an accomplished martial artist as well! That would definitely help with the role.
Many will recognize the Australian actor from the hit TV series The 100. He’d make a solid, older Dick Grayson, one who has had experience in not only Gotham but maybe even the Titans? He certainly has the look for Dick Grayson, and with his role in The 100, is no stranger to action-oriented roles. Morley would definitely be an interesting and unexpected choice for Dick Grayson.
While he might not be a name you immediately recognize, Adepo is quickly making a name for himself, especially after his perfomance in the Denzel Washington directed film Fences. Adepo also starred in the HBO television series The Leftovers. While he’s not a name that immediately comes to mind for the role of Nightwing, I think he could deliver a solid performance as Batman’s protege.
Many will recognize Garrett Hedlund as the leading man in Tron: Legacy. He’s also an actor who many fans have wanted for the role and it’s easy to see why. He’s a talented actor who isn’t a stranger to more action packed films, so he’d have no issues adjusting to the physical demands of the role.
So who do you think could make a good Nightwing in the solo film? Let us know your thoughts!