NIGHTWING: Director Chris McKay Reveals New Story Details And Whether The Movie Would Tie Into THE BATMAN

NIGHTWING: Director Chris McKay Reveals New Story Details And Whether The Movie Would Tie Into THE BATMAN

Chris McKay (The Tomorrow War) was once developing a Nightwing movie for Warner Bros., but the project has since fallen by the wayside. Now, the director discusses the plot & whether we'd have seen Batman.

A Nightwing movie once appeared to be a priority for Warner Bros., but like a lot of the other projects we've heard about, it soon fell by the wayside. That left The LEGO Batman Movie director Chris McKay in limbo, and he instead went on to take the helm of The Tomorrow War for Paramount Pictures. 

Talking about that movie during an interview with The Bear Cave, the filmmaker opened up about his plans for Dick Grayson in the DC Extended Universe. 

"It was going to be a character study about this guy who grew up with sort of a bad dad," McKay says, referring to Batman. "How that made him as a young adult try to fight off and go as far away from that world as humanly possible and get dragged back into it."

"It becomes a revenge movie and it’d be an introduction to Nightwing and the world of Blüdhaven," he continued. "There was going to be a lot of villains."

McKay would go on to confirm that the budget was going to come in at less than $100 million, adding that Warner Bros. has never actually told him they're not making this Nightwing movie. As a result, he remains optimistic it could become a reality down the line (unfortunately, some of what he had planned does sound quite similar to what we've seen play out in Titans). 

As for whether there were plans to tie into Ben Affleck's version of The Batman, the director adds: "There was still some stuff that was needed to be determined of what that was going to look like. [It was] a Nightwing movie like you were picking up a Nightwing comic. You’re not guaranteed Batman was going to show up, but he could show up and other people could show up, but again you’re dealing with Nightwing and that’s what I like about it."

Time will tell what happens with Nightwing, but with a Batgirl movie coming to HBO Max in the not too distant future and Dick still a focal point in Titans, something tells us we could be waiting a while. 

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