Riverdale actor Trevor Stines revealed to fans that his dream role would be to play Nightwing in the upcoming Batman movie.
Stines- who plays the deceased Jason Blossom on Riverdale– took to a live Tweet session to explain his reasoning.
“I’ve been a huge comic book fan my entire life. Nightwing always has stuck out to me as a character. I love his design, and the character of Dick Grayson has always been an interesting one. Dick Grayson in particular I think has always stuck out to me because he’s the Robin who grew up. He’s the one who worked under Batman, learned everything that Batman had to teach him, but then went off on his own and became a full-fledged superhero outside of Batman’s shadow. I think he’s a great character, and there’s such a great complexity in that relationship with Batman, and in that kind of growth as a person, to take something that someone gave you and to make it your own as a human being as an adult, and to use it to help people.”
While there are no official plans for any Bat-family members to appear in the solo Batman film, that has not stopped numerous actors from lobbying for a part in the movie. The Vampire Diaries‘s Steven R. McQueen has also expressed interest in the Nightwing role. Additionally, Big Hero 6’s Ryan Potter even went so far to create an audition video with hopes of being casted as Tim Drake’s Robin.