Rumor: Nightwing To Appear in BATMAN VS SUPERMAN
There are a few projects out there that are at the heart of all the rumors running rampant on the web. One of them in particular has already had some possibly big news drop today, when it was rumored that Olga Kurylenko is testing for the role of Diana in Batman Vs Superman, the upcoming sequel to Zack Snyder’s reboot of the Superman franchise. She’s not the only actress that has been attached to the role as last weekend Thor: The Dark World star Jamie Alexander was dropping hints that she knows a lot about the story.
Tonight, there is yet another rumor attached to the project, this time Batman’s former side-kick-turned-hero, Nightwing is at the center of it. El Mayimbe over at Latino Review has dug up another bit of news from his “very trusted source,” who tell him that there is a call out for an actor that resembles a “young John Hawkes type”. Most people will know Hawkes from his time spent on Deadwood. Mayimbe also claims to have talked with several stunt contacts, who tell him there is a call out for a young, Caucasian who can do martial arts.
This isn’t the first time I’ve heard the idea of Dick Grayson joining the film, as many fans have brought the idea up. As Mayimbe states, Batman will be in a weathered and tired state from having been fighting crime for some time. Adding in a former side-kick would be an easy thing to do and would allow for the fan-favorite Nightwing to be included in film without having to show him as Robin first.
We have to reiterate the fact that this is a rumor and in no way confirmed. Not even Mayimbe will confirm this one, which should tell you something. It’s up to you to decide how you want to take this one. The Mayimbe has hit some and he has missed some, but that’s the name of the game in the scooping business. Hopefully we’ll find out sooner rather than later if this one pans out. Keep checking back with Comic Book Therapy for all the latest on this and other comic book movie news.
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Source : Latino Review