Earlier this year, it was reportedly revealed that Chris Mckay would helm the live-action Nightwing movie. later, as the director embraced the news on Twitter and confirmed fans that he is indeed taking on the project, it led many to expect more announcements such as casting news, release dates etc this year at the grand San Diego Comic-Con.
Unfortunately, those lots were left disappointed as Warner Bros. seemed focused on Justice League, Aquaman and Wonder Woman 2. Finally, we now know why Nightwing wasn’t part of the announcements at SDCC.
Recently, a fan decided to hit up Chris McKay on Twitter to get some insight on why Nightwing wasn’t part of DCEU’s slate at SDCC. Here’s what the director had to say.
“I’ve turned down films because they were backed into a release date that made it difficult to make a great film,” said McKay. Fans can check out his tweet below.
Going by his tweet, McKay currently seems to be held up with other projects. Knowing Warner Bros, it’s possible that the studio found the director’s vision very appealing and decided to put off the production dates a bit behind. For those unaware, it was the same scenario with Matt Reeves for The Batman.
Nightwing still hangs as a green lit project with no set release date or production start date (that the masses are aware of). Recently, two new Untitled DC film were added to Warner Bros. calendar. While many have suggested that one of the dates is likely to be set for Gotham City Sirens, we won’t know anything for sure till the studio gives an official update.
I think you just did, Adam. I've turned down films because they were backed into a release date that made it difficult to make a great film.
— Chris McKay (@buddboetticher) August 4, 2017
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