‘Nightwing’ Director Urges Fans To Be Patient

LEGO Batman Movie director McKay Wants To Do Nightwing Right

Director Chris McKay

It’s no secret that Chris McKay is a fan of all things related to Batman. Case in point: The LEGO Batman Movie. Aside from recurring themes about teamwork and family, the film shows McKay’s genuine affection for the Dark Knight and his supporting cast. When it was announced that he was tapped to direct a movie with Batman’s protégé Nightwing a few months ago, the news almost shut down the internet.

It would only make sense that we would get some update at San Diego Comic Con this year, right? Unfortunately, McKay was a no-show, and this left fans wondering where he was, and why he was not present. One fan was bold enough to ask McKay directly on Twitter. The response was positive and satisfying:

It looks like a Nightwing film has McKay’s full and undivided attention. Fans everywhere I hoping for Warner Bros. to flesh out this unchartered territory of Batman movies. Suicide Squad could be considered a first step since it had several characters from the Dark Knight’s Rogues Gallery. It even featured a cameo from Ben Affleck. Here’s to hoping he continues this trend with appearances in this film and the proposed Batgirl movie led by Joss Whedon.

Personally, I also want a Nightwing movie done right. What do you think? Did you want to hear news about the film, or do you want to wait? Who should play Nightwing/Dick Grayson? Should other DC Extended Universe characters appear in a Nightwing movie? Sound off! Leave a comment below and on our social media links!

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Kevin Gunn

Kevin is married with 4 children and 4 grandchildren. He loves all things related to DC Comics, even those movies that get a bad rep like "Batman & Robin" and "Catwoman." Kevin is the Editor in Chief of Dark Knight News. He has a degree in Communication, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Administration. His favorite DC hero and villain are Black Lightning (though Batman is a close second) and Black Manta respectively. Kevin tries to exemplify being a hero everyday by helping others. Something interesting about him: he was a contestant on "Wheel of Fortune." Follow Kevin on Twitter - @captsigma