The Lego Batman Movie director Chris McKay is in line to helm a superhero movie focused on the DC Comics character Nightwing.
Warner Bros. Pictures is keen to expand the Bat Family’s presence in the DC Extended Universe and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, McKay is in talks to bring the story of the original Robin Dick Grayson’s transition to become Nightwing, the leader of the Teen Titans, to the big screen.
The script for the project is reportedly being written by The Accountant’s Bill Dubuque and it will be the first time Grayson will be seen in the DCEU as a lead character.(excerpt)
Grayson was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger and illustrator Jerry Robinson and first appeared in Detective Comics issue #38 in April 1940 as the original incarnation of Robin. In Tales of the Teen Titans #44 – which was published in July 1984 – the character retires his role as Robin and assumes the superhero persona of Nightwing, created by Marv Wolfman and artist George Pérez.
Nightwing then headlined his own comics and although he has never featured as a character in a Warner Bros. film he has appeared in animated movies.