Warner Bros. slate of DC movies is constantly shuffling as the studio is attempting to find its footing. The studio announced several years worth of movies mostly centered around the ‘Justice League’. In addition, as some properties have proven more but not entirely successful than others, other proposed movies have been shifted around. ‘Wonder Woman’ is the first movie to get an official sequel scheduled (December 13, 2019). Harley Quinn from ‘Suicide Squad’ also earned a spin-off, ‘Gotham City Sirens’, although that has not gotten an official release date.
Following the success of ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’, director Chris McKay won the honor or directing a movie starring ‘Nightwing’ with Dick Grayson, the former Batman sidekick Robin– possibly the one whose battered costume was seen hanging in the Batcave in ‘Batman V Superman’, sparking much debate. (It was apparently, revealed that that suit actually belonged to Jason Todd.)
At SDCC, WB laid out its plans for the next few years worth of DCC movies and ‘Nightwing’ was not among them, leading to talk that the ‘Nightwing’ movie was no longer in the works, but McKay refutes that, stating:
“I’ve turned down films because they were backed into a release date that made it difficult to make a great film. This isn’t going to be like that. I want this movie to blow you away. We need time to get it right.”
The DCEU slate once seemed set in stone but but with certain films in “production hell” (‘The Flash’, ‘Shazam’) and with new sequels and other projects (‘Nightwing’, ‘Batgirl’, ‘Gotham City Sirens’) being thrown into the mix, it’s a mystery how all of these will pan out.
Is a ‘Nightwing’ film a step in the right direction? Do you want to see a ‘Nightwing’ or ‘Batgirl’ movie before a solo ‘Batman’ movie (especially since it seems Ben Affleck wants to exit the DCEU entirely?)