The Batman may have found a new director in Matt Reeves, but Warner Bros. is not done with DC announcements. A new film based on the character of Nightwing is being added the DC Extended Universe slate. Negotiations are underway with Chris McKay, The LEGO Batman Movie helmer to direct a Nightwing movie, bringing a new superhero into the DCEU fold.
The Nightwing character is the adult incarnation of Batman/Bruce Wayne’s ward, Dick Grayson. Grayson originally served as The Dark Knight’s sidekick, Robin. He adopts the persona of Nightwing when he grows out of the sidekick role and serves as his own superhero for Blüdhaven acting as his Gotham City. He still backs up Batman when needed but as an equal. In lieu of Bat-a-rang, he wields a pair of Escrima Sticks as his signature choice of weapon.