Nightwing director Chris McKay has confirmed that he will stick with the project until and unless Warner Bros. asks him to step down. The reply came after a fan asked Mckay on Twitter if he is probably departing from the standalone project.
In recent years, DCEU has experienced an unusual amount of director turnover. In fact, a dozen of filmmakers who agreed to direct a DCEU movie initially left their respective projects citing some creative differences or scheduling conflicts. The latest entrant to this list of directors is Joss Whedon.
Whendon stepped down as writer and director of the Batgirl solo movie. The Avengers director revealed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter (THR) that he has decided to leave the project as he could not come up with a compelling story for the film. He admitted that he could not crack the code of what a Batgirl movie should be.
“Batgirl is such an exciting project, and Warners/DC such collaborative and supportive partners, that it took me months to realize I really didn’t have a story,” Whedon told THR.
Chris McKay’s involvement with DC’s Nightwing movie came into question after recent reports claimed that he was in talks with Paramount Pictures to direct a live-action Dungeons & Dragons movie. While Nightwing still doesn’t have a scheduled release date, the Dungeons & Dragons movie is set to release on July 23, 2021. This left fans wondering if Dick Grayson’s solo film would be significantly delayed and whether the LEGO Batman movie director would remain onboard the DCEU project. Thankfully, we now have an answer from the man himself.
McKay recently took to Twitter to reveal that that first script draft for Nightwing is almost complete. Hopefully, we get to hear more about the film’s story, star cast, and release date soon.
I’m pretty sure WB are going to have to fire me if they want me to leave Nightwing…..
— Chris McKay (@buddboetticher) February 22, 2018
Source: Chris McKay
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