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Chris McKay tells why Nightwing was missing from the upcoming slate of DC Movies

August 6th, 2017 by Marc Comments

We’ve known for a while now that The LEGO Batman Movie director, Chris McKay was making a big screen Nightwing movie (here), but after the official slate of upcoming DC movies was announced at SDCC a couple of weeks back, it was noticeable by its absence (here).

It was so noticeable that someone took to Twitter to ask McKay why it wasn’t on the official slate and the director gave us a very reassuring answer: because he’s not prepared to rush it.

“I’ve turned down films because they were backed into a release date that made it difficult to make a great film,” was his reasoning behind it.

And we’re just delighted with that. Nightwing (along with any comic character) deserves to be done maximum justice and we’ve known for a while that McKay is a big Nightwing fan (here) and why the character is so important to him, so when he says he’s waiting so it can be as great as it needs to be, we believe him


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….