FAN-ticising: Nightwing Movie

FAN-ticising: Nightwing Movie

A Nightwing solo movie!

I know Nightwing has yet to appear in a movie as Nightwing and not Robin, But I think Nightwing is a cool character, and I would like him to have his own movie.

I think it could it work with the right cast and director, and the movie shouldn't be about Batman's former apprentice, but just Nightwing, a protector of Gotham city.

Sam Witwer as Nightwing

You may notice him from The Mist, Star Wars force unleashed, or Being Human. I think Sam Witwer is really good actor and would fit this role. I think what would make him the best choice is that I don't think he would play the role like he was Robin, but he would play it like he was Nightwing. He could make you forget the fact that he was Batman protege, and make Nightwing his own character, instead of a supporting character for Batman.

Bryce Dallas Howard as Barbara Gordan

She's a good actress and she looks to part to me, So I don't see why not.

Ron Perlman as Deathstroke

Nighwing needs an enemy that he would hate, Most of us all ready know that Deathstroke caused problems for Robin/Nightwing while he was a Teen Titan. Before the whole DC reeboot, Deathstroke caused problems for Grayson while he was Batman, Grayson even attacked Deathstroke in his hospital bed. Deathstroke is a bad guy that needs to be on the big screen, and he is primarily an enemy of Dick Grayson.

Joaquin Phoenix as Black Mask

He is a great actor, who doesn't get a lot of attention, and I think he would could bring out the best in the role of the Black Mask. Somebody has to be pulling the strings for Deathstroke, and possibly another assassin, somebody like the Black Mask.

Collin Farrell as Deadshot

I like Collin Farrell as an actor and I think he would be perfect for Deadshot,I think adding Deadshot would make the movie more interesting if he is competing with another assassin like Deathstroke, and would make Nightwing's story seem more... interesting,I guess.

Christian Bale as Batman

I wanted to chose somebody else, but I couldn't of anybody else that would make sense. Michael Keaton? He would be more suited for the Bruce Wayne from the Batman Beyond series. George Clooney? I don't think we want to go there. So I have to pick Bale.

What do you guys think?
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MaddMonkk - 10/26/2011, 2:06 PM
I have one dislike anout this. i didn't make it.
Hellsing - 10/26/2011, 2:10 PM
I like Witwer but I don't know about him as Nightwing, Matt Bomer or Somerhalder would have been my pick obvious choices. But still good cast I like Witwer so I would definitely check out the movie if it ever was made which I highly doubt a Nightwing tv series would be more plausible
NeilBeforeYoung - 10/26/2011, 3:57 PM
I feel like for the Batman role it should be somebody slightly older than Bale. But other than that, it's a great cast!
ndwwrestler2 - 10/26/2011, 5:30 PM
@NeilBeforeYoung I did too, but I couldn't think of anybody.
Hellsing - 10/26/2011, 6:34 PM
I would go with either Eric Bana or Clive Owen because they look older to me, I mean Bales a great Batman/Bruce Wayne but he look too young IMO. I'm not sure how old Bana and Owen are but they certainly look significantly older than Witwer, or you could just do the opposite cast some one younger or younger looking as Nightwing
ndwwrestler2 - 10/26/2011, 6:56 PM
@Hellsing I understood what you're saying and I agree, but I figured, since that you can make an actor look older with makeup or CGI, and Christian Bale plays the best Batman out of anybody.
ndwwrestler2 - 10/27/2011, 12:27 AM
I hope somebody missed and hit the thumbs down button by mistake.
airrun2000 - 10/27/2011, 4:09 AM
Nice casting.
AC1 - 10/27/2011, 4:48 AM
Not sure about your Barbara or Deathstroke picks (Ron Perlman just doesnt seem to fit Deathstroke IMO, and I havent seen much of Bryce in anything that made me think she could play Barbara)

I really don't want to like Sam Witwer as Nightwing, but I cant help thinking he'd be a good fit for the role, and he'd finally give us a badass Dick Grayson on the big screen.

But, the standout choices here are definitely Joaquin Phoenix and Colin Farrell. I've never thought of either of those actors in those roles, but now I've seen them here, they seem absolutely perfect. Farrell can definitely play the cocky, arrogant and slightly insane Deadshot, and Joaquin has the intensity to play a villain who is as violent and crazy as Black Mask.

Of course, Bale is IMO the best Batman/Bruce Wayne so far (in live action anyway, and Michael Keaton is a close second), and with makeup he could be made to look old enough to have Sam Witwer's Grayson as a former protege.
jbak368 - 10/27/2011, 6:25 AM
Is Deadshot maybe a bit too much like Bullseye though? It's one thing to play several quite different characters (Chris Evans, Ryan Reynolds), but Deadshot and Bullseye seem awfully similar for one actor to have played both. Not that he wouldn't be great.
ThaMessenger07 - 10/27/2011, 6:45 AM
Good cast, different yet fitting, which I love. Personally I would cast someone else as Bruce.
123Avengers123 - 10/27/2011, 9:11 AM
Love idea for a movie.
ndwwrestler2 - 10/27/2011, 9:57 AM
@jbak368 I don't think you can take a guy out because he has played a role similar to the role that you would want him to play in.

@ACira For Deathstroke it was either Perlman or Stephen Lang. I thought about Rachel McAdams for the role of Barbara, but Bryce seemed like a better fit to me.
ndwwrestler2 - 10/27/2011, 10:02 AM
@ThaMessenger07 I actually thought people would have more of a problem with my Nightwing pick more then my Batman pick.

Like I said though, I wasn't going to choose Micheal Keaton because he is too old, and I don't think people want George Clooney as Batman...again.
headlopper - 10/27/2011, 12:05 PM
ndwwrestler2 - 10/27/2011, 1:36 PM
@headlopper Thanks! I guess with all the positive comments, this would definitely be a movie people would watch.
bronzefoot - 7/16/2012, 9:27 AM
Bale looks the same age as witwer if not younger. If you want an older Nightwing you need an older Batman. I'd like to see a younger Nightwing.

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