The director of The LEGO Batman Movie is set to contribute to the DC Comics movie universe with his take on the Caped Crusader’s first protégé, and let loose some revealing thoughts about the process on Twitter.
He also revealed what he wants from his Nightwing actor and the grueling process that will be demanded of him.
I hope the actor you cast loves him as much as you do— jenny (@clarkjoes) July 16, 2017
Also emotionally taxing. It's going to be real.— Chris McKay (@buddboetticher) July 16, 2017
McKay is obviously committed to the story and the character and demands the same from whoever is cast in the role.
And based on his plans for the production, it seems like whoever is cast in the role will have a rough time. McKay wants the actor to be able to commit to a certain amount of stuntwork, while honing their gymnastics and martial arts skills.
Nightwing is shaping up to be an awesome movie with a director who really understands and cares about the source material. We hope that whoever is cast can match McKay’s level of commitment. Will we learn more about the movie at this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con? We’ll find out at the Warner Bros. panel on Saturday morning.
The next movie up on the WB’s DC Comics docket is Justice League, due in theaters on November 17.
Justice League currently has a 4.16 out of 5 ComicBook.com User Anticipation rating making it the third most anticipated upcoming comic book movie among ComicBook.com readers. Let us know how excited you are for Justice League by giving the movie your own personal ComicBook.com User Anticipation Rating below. Justice League opens in theaters no November 17, 2017.
In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's (Henry Cavill) selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes -- Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash -- it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder, from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, based on a story by Snyder and Terrio, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Ciarán Hinds, Amy Adams, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, and J. K. Simmons.