'Girls' Star Adam Driver Up to Play Nightwing in 'Batman vs. Superman'
It turns out some of these rumors about Batman vs. Superman are true. While we're still waiting to hear whether the actresses testing for the female lead in the DC Comics film are up for Wonder Woman or some other female role, we have confirmation of a certain Batman character showing up on the big screen for the first time ever (kind of). The Wrap reports that "Girls" star Adam Driver is the frontrunner to play Dick Grayson in Zack Snyder's superhero sequel mash-up, but rather than playing Robin, as the rumor purported recently, Grayson will appear as Nightwing. But two unknown actors up for the role as well. More below!
As we heard earlier this week, Snyder was looking for a young John Hawkes type to play the former sidekick to Batman. In this iteration, Ben Affleck is playing a grizzled, veteran Batman, tired of wearing the cape and cowl. Batman vs. Superman would take place at a time after Batman and Robin have already worked together and had a falling out. Bruce Wayne hasn't spoken to Dick Grayson on years, and he's now taken up his own symbol as a hero of the night. As for the news on Wonder Woman's appearance, the female lead might merely be relegated to Diana Prince, her alter ego. Some insiders say that The Flash is also supposed to appear briefly to expand the DC Universe, but only time will tell. Thoughts?