Teen Wolf star Dylan O’Brien says speculation they’d been cast as Nightwing/Dick Grayson even had him asking if the rumors were true.
Rumors of Dylan O’Brien being cast as Dick Grayson/Nightwing became so widespread that even the teenage wolf Star thought there might be some truth to them.
“It’s so funny whenever I see these, have rumors like this ever surfaced, I even start to think I’m like, I’m just missing emails or something? Like, what’s going on, you know?” O’Brien said of his new film in an interview with Tara Hitchcock: The outfit. “Yes, it’s not true. I did not hear it. I think it’s always so fun to tell the fans or speculation that there’s no truth because it’s really underwhelming.”
O’Brien said he made similar comments in a recent interview in which he was asked about the validity of these Nightwing rumors. “I’m aware of that, I’ve seen a lot of it,” the actor said. “I haven’t heard of it on the professional side, but it’s cool that it’s gotten to me, to the point where I was asking my manager, ‘Is this even a real thing?'”
Earlier this year, rumors swirled that “an actor we know all too well from MTV” was cast in the role of Dick Grayson / Nightwing in the upcoming HBO Max series bat girl Movie. This led fans to believe the actor was O’Brien, who portrayed Stiles Stilinski for all six seasons of MTV’s Popular teenage wolf Series. However, recent set photos tease this bat girl adds a new Robin to the DC Extended Universe.
While O’Brien’s casting as Nightwing remains the only speculation, Warner Bros. warned tapped The LEGO Batman Movie Director Chris McKay will helm a DCEU film about the Batman character in 2018. While it was at Warner Bros. on the project, the director stated in a June 2021 interview that there was still hope for a Nightwing movie.
“I hope we can still make this film. As far as I’m concerned, he’s not lost yet,” McKay said. “It’s obviously something that… [Warner Bros. and DC have] had different priorities, they had different challenges. They had things they needed to do and I think they found their way with their recent successes and the things they are planning now. I think it opens the door for us to still be able to do a Nightwing movie.”
McKay added that the following month nightwing “is still a film I really want to make.” He said: “I love the character of Dick Grayson as a young adult who became his own kind of superhero character.
bat girl has no official release date but is expected to premiere in 2022 exclusively on HBO Max.
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