With a “Man Of Steel” online fan event coming up on Saturday, there is speculation brewing that some kind of announcement regarding the sequel may be unveiled, with some suggesting we might find out who will be playing Lex Luthor, the presumed villain of “Batman Vs. Superman.” And even though we’re still two days away from whatever is (or isn’t) officially unveiled, that can’t stop the rumor mill from churning, so here’s a new one for you.
Latino Review is reporting that Dick Grayson aka Nightwing will be in “Batman Vs. Superman.” Apparently, the studio is looking for “a young John Hawkes type” and stunt people with a familiarity in martial arts, helping to fuel the juice behind this intel. But if it does pan out, don’t expect a Batman/Nightwing tag team… At least, not right from the start. In the film (again, if these rumors are true) Nightwing and grizzled Batman will not have spoken for years. Hmm…
Of course, this isn’t the first time Nightwing has been murmured around the franchise. In the run-up for “The Dark Knight Rises,” it was rumored that the character would pop up in Christopher Nolan‘s film. But as we know, it was Robin who was introduced at the close of the film (though in the comics Robin eventually changes his identity to Nightwing). But if Warner Bros. is building to “Justice League,” perhaps it does make some sense to have the character at least introduced. All this is to say, it’s something to chew on for now. Perhaps we’ll know more this weekend.
“Superman Vs. Batman” arrives on July 15, 2015.