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Chris McKay Describes Nighwing Movie

Matt McGloin Posted: 02/26/2017 - 16:21 COMMENT

A couple of days ago it was learned that LEGO Batman Movie director Chris McKay is in talks to direct the live-action DCEU Nightwing movie.

Recently while appearing on the Shanlian on Batman podcast for LEGO Batman, Chris McKay offered a tidibt about Nightwing in that he wants to do a "really interesting, intriguing, action-packed character movie."

Obviously McKay can't offer too much as he said: "There’s not much I can talk about about the movie. I don’t even have a contract. Anything can happen.”

McKay also took to Twitter with: "Sorry caught between my excitement about talking about NW and what I can and cannot say about it."

Update: McKay also offered:

“Bruce Wayne in my mind came from privilege and I think that’s why he’s more dour and angry. He’s self-made as far as his becoming all of these cool things we like him for… Dick Grayson didn’t come from that. Dick Grayson came from a circus family. Essentially people who aren’t rich and they are self-made. They’re entertainers. They’re gymnasts. They’re people who live hand-to-mouth and that’s something that informs him and his attitude… he’s a fascinating guy to me, because he had all the same things happen to him. He’s got some of the same negatives as Bruce Wayne and then from a society standpoint — obviously he was adopted into Bruce Wayne’s life… but he didn’t start that way. He’s this guy who has all these negatives and then even more negatives and yet he remains… Those are things why I like Dick Grayson, why I like the idea of Nightwing as a movie.”

The live-action Nightwing movie is currently in developent written by The Accountant screenwriter Bill Dubuque.

LEGO Batman currently has a $226 million worldwide gross at the box office.