Ki Hyun Ryu's Scrapped Designs For A Nightwing And Bat-Family Animated Series

Ki Hyun Ryu's Scrapped Designs For A Nightwing And Bat-Family Animated Series

Artist and Animation Director KiHyun Ryu (Avatar:The Legend of Korra) apparently produced some concept art for a solo Nightwing show and an animated show centering on members of the Bat-family.

Scrapped designs by Kihyun Ryu for Nightwing series done before Cartoon Network greenlit Young Justice. Seems that they carried some things from this concept over to Nightwingin Young Justice: Invasion.

As a Nightwing fan, I'm really sad that went with Young Justice (Even though I love the show.) instead of this. And here's some concept art from Ryu for a Batman show.

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DrStrangeFan - 8/2/2012, 9:19 AM
Supes17 - 8/2/2012, 9:36 AM
Oh cool, it's Firelord Zuko
BruceLeroy - 8/2/2012, 9:37 AM
What the hell? I would've preferred this over another Batman series.
Supes17 - 8/2/2012, 9:38 AM
They could simply create their own villains...
Harley Quinn started out in Batman: TAS and now is a major Batman villain along with the Joker
Supes17 - 8/2/2012, 9:38 AM
@BruceLeroy: Agreed
Minotauro - 8/2/2012, 9:40 AM
Damn, [frick]ing DC. Why don't you ever go through with your promises.
DrStrangeFan - 8/2/2012, 9:48 AM
@Just1superguy He could fight Teen Titans villains like Deathstroke
DrStrangeFan - 8/2/2012, 9:49 AM
If they made a Nightwing Animated series..he should be voiced by Dante Basco
AlSimmons - 8/2/2012, 9:55 AM
Oh hey, it's Spike from Cowboy Bebop!
DrStrangeFan - 8/2/2012, 10:01 AM
@AlSimmons I still think Dick Grayson has a cool design
Supes17 - 8/2/2012, 10:10 AM

Yep, its Zuko lol
DanteSparda - 8/2/2012, 10:19 AM
Too bad, this looks a lot better than Beware the Batman, maybe in the future? Or if Beware the Batman fails...
Minato - 8/2/2012, 10:20 AM
What!!! Why???? This looks more promising than that Beware the Batman fiasco.

@Justonesuperguy do you hate everything not Superman or what?
GoILL - 8/2/2012, 10:23 AM
These designs look better than Beware the Batman does.
Deadpool101 - 8/2/2012, 10:24 AM
damn that looks sick
BIGBMH - 8/2/2012, 10:27 AM
I'd love a Batman family show. I don't think that has ever been done very well in animation.
tazmaniak - 8/2/2012, 10:29 AM
That art from the scrapped Batman series wasn't from Ryu, it was from Coran Stone.
DrStrangeFan - 8/2/2012, 10:30 AM
..My mistake
DrStrangeFan - 8/2/2012, 10:31 AM
I didn't know about that..thanks for telling me
breakUbatman - 8/2/2012, 10:34 AM
tazmaniak good looking out was about to post that
xXkryptoniteXx - 8/2/2012, 10:34 AM
Looks cool, I haven't watched young justice yet. I'm just waiting for the Blu ray or DVD season one collection.
bfprimetime - 8/2/2012, 11:04 AM
The season 1 DVD is already out for Young Justice
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 8/2/2012, 11:05 AM
Instead of this we get Beware the shit show.
Daniellantern - 8/2/2012, 11:05 AM
Yeah! Lord Zuko is Nightwing! Cool design, BTW!
skidz - 8/2/2012, 11:06 AM
Wow, I'm disappointed that this got scrapped. It's been a while since Dick Grayson's had a part in a Batman story. We missed out him actually being the central character this time.
Moakynubs - 8/2/2012, 11:30 AM
The "He has now villains" thing is a pathetic excuse. He has plenty of villains from the Dixon Nightwing series. ...You just don't know them. Also.

Batman Beyond. There's a guy that had a ton of villains before his cartoon!
Dedpool - 8/2/2012, 11:44 AM
I like the art for the Nightwing show. The Batman Family is cool too but the colors seem off for Robin. Love batgirl's look though. Gotta be Cassandra Cain!
BubblesShedAndBreakfast - 8/2/2012, 11:50 AM
The Nightwing comic used to be good. I liked it when he became a cop in Bludhaven. And he had his own villains to fight not just Batmans enemies.
Boyle360 - 8/2/2012, 12:06 PM
Would not want to see an anime Batman. Look what they did to Wolverine.
inky - 8/2/2012, 12:12 PM
not good realy looks poor anime realy sorry.
StarSpangledBruce - 8/2/2012, 12:14 PM

DrStrangeFan - 8/2/2012, 12:20 PM
@Deathmetelbrain The concept art design is different from Nightwing's Young Justice:Invasion design
DCfan89 - 8/2/2012, 12:46 PM
lapress - 8/2/2012, 12:49 PM
looks pretty cool
BlackFlash - 8/2/2012, 12:58 PM
Im glade it got scrapped DC need to concentrate on there other heroes in a decade with had so much surrounding batman e.g. Video Games, Movies, Animated Movies, Cartoons, now I know this is Nightwing but he's still apart of the Batman franchise. Stop with Batman and focus on other characters give people a chance to actually miss seeing the Caped Crusader, and then bring him back.
jtown904 - 8/2/2012, 1:52 PM
looked sweet to me. Look the art work of Night Wing!
Intothepoop - 8/2/2012, 2:06 PM
Nightwing would be sweet.

BUT i imagine they thought it would be doubling up too much with Young Justice still on the air.
FlixMentallo21 - 8/2/2012, 2:16 PM

For the Nightwing series, I would've cast Brandon Routh as the voice of the titular character. I do plan to use Routh as the voice of Dick Grayson in an upcoming fancast...

For the Bat-Family series:
-Timothy Hutton as the voice of Batman/Bruce Wayne
-Sam Lerner as the voice of Robin/Tim Drake
-Will Friedle as the voice of Nightwing/Dick Grayson
-Brenda Song as the voice of Batgirl/Cassandra Cain
-Vanessa Marshall as the voice of Catwoman/Selena Kyle
MidNightWind - 8/2/2012, 2:29 PM
Nightwing has a ton a enemies like the Minh family, blockbuster, tad, tarantula, torque, those acrobatic twins, lady vic, deathstroke, two face, I'm pretty sure they can work with a few tweaks to torque's origin.
DoomXfactor - 8/2/2012, 3:09 PM
Damn that's [frick]ed up. The drawings look really GOOD. It's a damn shame this wasnt produced.
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