The Nightwing movie has been one of the larger question marks of the
At least that's the impression given by Nightwing director Chris McKay, who is currently helming LEGO Ninjago before he dives in on Bludhaven's protector. In fact, casting hasn't even started yet, but he did clear some things up when it comes to what fans can expect to be entertained with.
“It’s gonna be
Following the more grounded character is a dedication to realistic stunts and effects, something McKay feels equally as strongly about.
"I’m not gonna do a lot of CG," McKay said. "It’s gonna be all real s***. It’s gonna be real
It all comes down to making Dick Grayson's Nightwing believable in a world full of literal and figurative Gods.
"His superpower is being really f****** good, as a human being, at fighting and gymnastics and s*** like that, so you’re gonna see that on screen. It’s gonna be fun!" McKay said.
Nightwing combines the brutal efficiency of Batman with the grace his acrobatic experience affords him, wielding twin escrima sticks as his weapon of choice. It's easy to imagine what that could look like on screen if you use Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as a base plate, as Batman's combat scenes were easily some of the best parts of the movie.
If McKay delivers, fans could be in for something truly special.
Nightwing is currently slated for release on February 1, 2019, though like all of Warner Bros. films it is subject to change.
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