About Those Nightwing Rumors…
Frequent readers of my blog know that I am a huge Robin fan. Super huge. Distractingly so. I legitimately like the Robin parts of Batman Forever, so that’s telling you something. Being such a Robin fan, I feel it’s kind of my duty to comment on the rumors that Dick Grayson might appear in the upcoming Batman/Superman movie. What’s the point of a pop culture blog like this one if I don’t talk about pressing pop culture rumors that interest me?
According to both Latino Review, which has a good track record about movie rumors, and The Wrap, which I assume considers itself a legitimate news organization, Dick Grayson is going to appear in the Man of Steel sequel. He’s going to be older, and he and Batman won’t have spoken to each other in a few years. I don’t usually like to comment on these types of rumors because there’s always a million of them. How many of us believed that the Riddler was going to appear in The Dark Knight Rises? Or that Philip Seymour Hoffman was going to play the Penguin?
But I don’t care about Riddler or Penguin. I care about Robin. Or Nightwing, as the case may be.
So what do I think? First of all, like I said, these are only rumors at this point. Likewise, there are rumors that Wonder Woman’s going to appear as well. I don’t cotton to rumors, and this could easily be disproven within a week. If that’s the case, so be it. But as of right now, if we take these Internet news reports for fact, then Dick Grayson might appear in the Batman/Superman movie, and that is awesome!
Seriously, this is the best possible news! This is something I never thought possible, like something from my wildest dreams. The world still thinks Robin is silly. Not even Christopher Nolan’s take on the character could truly save Robin from his embarrassing reputation. But this? This would be a dream come true! That backstory screams respect and seriousness, and of course, why bother setting up a split between Batman and his sidekick if you’re not going to resolve it in the movie?
I even like the look of the actor rumored at the top of the short list to play Dick: Adam Driver.
I’ve never seen him in anything, but he looks the part, at least mostly.
I don’t know if these rumors are going to come to pass or not. I don’t know what the future holds. But if they’re true, if Dick Grayson makes a respectable appearance in Batman/Superman, then I will be one happy geek. Please, universe, do this for me. I don’t think it’s too much to ask.