Editor's Note: We here at Comicbook.com love to get feedback from our readers and viewers, whether it be in our Movie Anticipation Rankings Database, or the polls we put out on social media, which so many of you are kind enough to answer! With your your feedback, we have a much better idea of where fan opinion stands, and which opinions you want to be heard. Which brings us to the matter at hand...
In a recent slew of big Batman movie news, we learned that Nightwing will soon be an official character in the DC Extended Universe, and that he's getting his own solo film, which will be directed by The LEGO Batman Movie's Chris McKay. Like so many other fans, the first thing our minds went to was the question of 'who could play Nightwing in the DCEU?' And rather than just pitch our own theories, we invited YOU, the readers, to share your input - and share you did!
As you can see in the polling above, The Dark Knight Rises star Joseph Gordon-Levitt topped the fan poll for DCEU Nightwing by a considerable margin. It's not really a surprise: ever since The Dark Knight Trilogy ended, whenever there has been a Batman character announced for the DCEU, we see a passionate swell of Nolanverse fans, trying to import that world over to the DCEU in some way.
Gordon-Levitt of course played a Nightwing-esque character in Dark Knight Rises, as Detective Robin John Blake. As always, the casting is more fan desire than actual possibility - especially since Gordon-Levitt has always been one of the most vocal proponents of the idea that Nolan's trilogy is a completed story.
What may be more telling in this poll are the runner up choices: Kingsman star Taron Egerton came in at No. 2, while The Walking Dead star Steven Yeun came in at No. 3. Both are names that fans often nominate for the role; however, there are a lot of fans who would also love to see Egerton play the edgier character of Jason Todd / Red Hood - while Yeun has been a surprisingly consistent nominee for Dick Grayson / Nightwing.
It's just a fan poll, but as we said - fan feedback is what drives these things! How do you feel about who should play Nightwing in the DCEU? Let us know you're feedback on Twitter and let us know your Batman movie anticipation in our rankings database, below!
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