Is 'Nightwing' Going To Film In Detroit?

Fans have plenty of unanswered questions surrounding DC's Nightwing solo movie, but we might have just gotten a hint at where it could film.

Chris McKay, who is attached to direct the upcoming Warner Bros. picture, recently hinted that he hopes to shoot in the city of Detroit, Michigan "soon". This has led many fans to believe that Detroit could be where principal photography ultimately takes place for Nightwing.

Choosing Detroit as a shooting location for Nightwing would make sense, depending on what story McKay would want to tell within his "badass action movie". The city would certainly make a good stand-in for either Gotham or Bludhaven, the two locations most regularly associated with Dick Grayson in the comics.

As of right now, there are no official updates on Nightwing, with the film not even making it onto DC Films' San Diego Comic-Con slate. But McKay has remained optimistic that the film could begin shooting sometime in 2018, provided that the script is right.

If Nightwing does end up shooting in Detroit, it's a whole other can of worms determining who would play the role. Quite a few actors were speculated about when the film was first announced, including Zac Efron, Jared Padalecki, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. In recent months, more possibilities have come about, including Finn Wittrock, Dacre Montgomery, Dev Patel, and Nick Jonas.


"I would," Jonas told earlier this month. "I'd be super down for this. I didn't know there was people vying for me to play this role but keep the chatter alive people! If you vote for me, maybe they'll cast me in it! And then, I don't know, I'll thank you all later."

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