DC’s “Nightwing” Film Holding Open Cast Call For Lead

By Creative Media Times

art by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado

Do you have what it takes to be Nightwing? Well here’s your chance. Director Chris McKay has announced on twitter that there will be an open casting call for the coveted role of Dick Grayson aka Nightwing.

There will be an open casting call but that is like Vegas odds for sure. Don’t leave your career up to chance. Believe in yourself. Bet on yourself. Get an agent or a manager,” posted McKay. “Have an agent or manager submit your work. To the studio. An agent or manager protects you and also is an endorsement of your character. It means you take yourself and your career seriously… and so does someone else.

Earlier this month, McKay hinted that he’s prepping a “crazy good” script that could get pre-production to start next year. He also stated his intention to search “far and wide” in finding his Nightwing, so the director seem to be keeping that intention.

A few fan favorites have been suggested but the director apparently have not committed to anyone. Some of these well known names include Drake Bell, Zac Efron, Dave Franco, Jared Padalecki and Steven R. McQueen among others.

McKay recently directed The LEGO Batman Movie. The release of Nightwing has not yet been dated. It is possible that WB was waiting for how Justice League will perform, but now that the jury is out on the team-up film, its also possible that Nightwing will be its own stand-alone film. We’ll keep an eye on this.