Nightwing sure is popular these days in the rumor mill. First we had word that he would be included in the upcoming Batman Vs Superman film in 2015, and that actors such as Adam Driver, Penn Badgley, and Ezra Miller, but now it seems we have a new development that could just shed a whole new light on the whole idea of including Nightwing.
Over this past weekend, The Vampire Diaries actor Steven McQueen tweeted the following:
Then shortly after doing so tweeted this:
So what does this mean for fans? In short it means a lot. A few months ago, Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim spoke to some fans at Comic Con and stated that although they want to include Nightwing on Arrow, its highly unlikely:
“We’ve heard the fans and we’re very well aware that they would like to see Nightwing and various other Bat-characters on the show.”
“[But] that is a little bit out of our control, [and] I think [that movie] announcement made it a lot more out of our control!”
So what has changed?
Earlier today Guillermo del Toro revealed some big news that DC has a “plan” for a huge roll out, and heavily implied that this roll-out will consist of a connected Film and TV universe.
Now comes the biggest question of all, Is that what Arrow could be setting up? What if Nightwing will be introduced in Arrow as Batman’s former side-kick. Have Arrow lay all the groundwork for the character, then have the same actor cameo in Batman Vs Superman, thus tying it all together for audiences.