When Nightwing director Chris McKay said it was going to be a long process and that they were taking their time, he wasn’t kidding!
This past week Variety reported that McKay is in talks with Paramount Pictures to direct their Dungeons & Dragons movie, which is set to be released in July 2021. That means a Nightwing movie directed by McKay isn’t coming for at least the next 5 years.
Assuming McKay jumped into Nightwing right after Dungeons & Dragons, the movie could be out by 2023 but even that seems unlikely. He’d probably want a break, just like The Batman director Matt Reeves wanted a break after directing War for the Planet of the Apes.
One things for sure, McKay won’t drop out of the project like Joss Whedon just did with Batgirl. He told a fan this past week that Warner Bros. would have to fire him to get him off of Nightwing.
I’m pretty sure WB are going to have to fire me if they want me to leave Nightwing…..
— Chris McKay (@buddboetticher) February 22, 2018
While Nightwing is a long ways off, Warner Bros. will be cranking out plenty of DC Comics movies over the next few years. Shazam, Wonder Woman 2, and Suicide Squad 2 will go into production this year, and The Batman, Flashpoint, and Batgirl are reportedly high on WB’s priority list as well.
Are you disappointed that the Nightwing movie is further away than we thought, or would you prefer they take all the time they need to get it right? Let me know in the comments below.