It’s been over a year since the announcement that The Lego Batman Movie director Chris McKay would be helming a Nightwing movie for Warner Brothers. The role of Dick Grayson is an iconic one, which means fans will be very particular with the actor that is chosen to take on the character. One name that has been thrown around for some time is that of Lewis Tan.
The Deadpool 2 actor has been incredibly vocal with his interest in the role, even taking to social media to post fanart of him in the Nightwing suit. To this point, it just appeared that Tan was campaigning for a role as an actor who wanted to helm a franchise would. What we didn’t know is that Tan has actually met with DC regarding the movie, something he revealed in an interview with That Hashtag Show:
I know Chris McKay wants a martial artist, right, so that’s out there. He’s following me on Twitter, you know…there’s a lot of good juju vibes out there for that. Nothing that I can say that is confirmed. This is a project that he’s still developing and I sat down with DC, with some of the executives at DC, and they’re big fans, I’m a big fan, obviously. My father came to America, because of Batman (Tan’s father worked on Tim Burton’s 1989 film) and, you know, I definitely want to see that come full circle and give back. Im not trading in my Marvel roots, because they started me, but DC started my dad, so it would be nice to go over there and play around and find the right thing. So we’re looking for the right thing and there were a lot of different talks and Nightwing was one of those that were mentioned, so we’ll see.
Tan is no stranger to comic book roles. Most recently, he played Shatterstar in Deadpool 2 and before that he appeared in Marvel’s Iron Fist. He was famously up for Danny Rand before it eventually went to Finn Jones.
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Source: That Hashtag Show