Warner Bros. has had a pretty big week in terms of news, not only confirming that The Batman has a new director in Matt Reeves, but also dropping the surprise announcement that a Nightwing movie is in the works. In fact, it already has a director attached, with The LEGO Batman Movie’s Chris McKay signed on to bring the acrobatic vigilante to a live-action film for the first time.
Anyone familiar with DC Comics knows that Nightwing, otherwise known as Dick Grayson is essentially the cooler, slightly darker version of Robin, which makes sense considering Grayson was the original Robin. Nightwing operates similarly to Batman in that he likes to go it alone, but he frequently teams up with the Dark Knight and other members of the Bat-family, which opens the door for a variety of potential cameos in McKay’s film. Still, a Nightwing movie isn’t going to work if Warner Bros. doesn’t find the right actor to anchor the whole thing and given that the studio hasn’t cast the role yet, things are wide open in the speculation department. Pretty much any actor in the 25-40 age bracket could potentially fit the bill, but we’ve narrowed the list of candidates down to ten actors we feel could do the character justice.
Here are the actors we’d love to see portray Nightwing on the big screen.
10. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
How could we not include Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who portrayed Dick Grayson in everything but name in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. The ending of that film teased Gordon-Levitt’s character John Blake, whose birth name was Robin, assuming the mantle of Batman after finding the Batcave, but he just as easily could have assumed the alter-ego Nightwing. Unfortunately, with Warner Bros. moving ahead with an all-new shared universe after the conclusion of Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, we never got to see what Gordon-Levitt’s “Nightwing” looked like, but there’s still an opportunity for the studio to set things right. Sure, it may be a bit weird at first to see the actor essentially play the same character but in a different film universe, but JGL is such a talented and charismatic actor that he should definitely still be given a shot at the part, assuming the studio is looking to cast someone in the their mid-to-late 30s.http://batman.wikia.com/wiki/John_Blake Source: Batman Wiki