Adam Driver Is the Front Runner for Nightwing in 'Batman Vs. Superman'

HBO's 'Girls' star leads the race for the role. Producers are look for a John Hawkes type to play Batman's sidekick, Dick Grayson.

Adam Driver is the front runner for Nightwing in Batman Vs. Superman
Adam Driver is the front runner for Nightwing in Batman Vs. Superman
Just yesterday, it was rumored that Batman's longtime sidekick Robin would be showing up in Batman Vs. Superman. The story finds Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson having a falling out many years ago, and as Robin becomes Nightwing, the two vigilantes haven't seen each other in years. Producers were reportedly looking for a young 'John Hawkes' type. He's the actor that starred on Deadwood and Eastbound & Down, and garnered an Oscar nomination for his performance in the 2010 drama Winter's Bone opposite Jennifer Lawrence.

Well, it seems they've found their man. 29 year-old Girls star Adam Driver is said to be the frontrunner and the favorite for Nightwing. This comes from two very different sources entrenched within the production.

At this time, Warner Bros. and DC Comics have no comment.

The actor stands at 6'3", and should be able to hold his own against Ben Affleck's 6'4" Batman frame. The Batman in Batman Vs. Superman is said to be old, tired and weary.

Right now, there are two other actors testing for the same role, though they have not been identified. The production is also currently searching for its female lead, with Olga Kurylenko, Elodie Yung, Gal Gadot and Jaimie Alexander all testing for a character assumed to be Wonder Woman.

One or both of these roles may be announced during the Man of Steel Live Online Fan Event happening tomorrow, Saturday November 9, at 9 am PST/ Noon EST.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes to theaters March 25th, 2016 and stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons. The film is directed by Zack Snyder.



Sources: The Wrap

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  1. CelluloidDreams

    WHO!?!.

    9 months agoby @2movieguysFlag

  2. gumperman

    @masterofthemoon Haha!

    He is good in Girls, and I'm sure he would be good as Nightwing, but we'll see.

    1 year agoby @gumpermanFlag

  3. Josh

    Cool casting. Adam Driver is really great.

    1 year agoby @shuabertFlag

  4. Hideki Ryuga

    This guy's face is weird, even Martian Hunter looks more friendly

    1 year agoby @h-ryugaFlag

  5. Bane5000

    @ObiWanShinobi ...I fully agree that Batmans allies should be introduced, but as u said that THIS is the film to do it in, I must disagree sir and stick to saying that they should be introduced in a Batman-centric film, that way ittl make more sense of their connection to Bats, and have more time for the allies to shine.

    This film should keeps its focus on Supe's and partially Batman, adding more characters would just split the focus to much in the film.

    1 year agoby @bane5000Flag

  6. mindless232

    Starting to see an overload cast.

    1 year agoby @mindless232Flag

  7. masterofthemoon

    Why not someone who is good looking over an ugly frog!

    1 year agoby @masterofthemoonFlag

  8. The Real Goku

    At this point I don't care who playa nightwing as long as it's done right

    1 year agoby @therealGokuFlag

  9. artkid04

    i think DC is trying to catch up with Marvel, by seemingly making a justice league prequel disguised as a sequel to Man of Steel, a little ridiculous if you ask me

    1 year agoby @artkid04Flag

  10. OhhmeohhMy

    I'm skeptical of this. I don't know about this. My gut tells me to not so sure about this. But wait and see.

    1 year agoby @OhhmeohhMyFlag

  11. TheDude1

    @ObiWanShinobi What @bane5000 said is 100 percent correct. Leave the Batman side kicks to his own film(which will be made a few years after Superman/Batman). They won't be needed in the Justice League film anyway which is exactly what they are setting up for.

    1 year agoby @thedude1Flag

  12. Writer220

    No thanks.

    1 year agoby @writer220Flag

  13. Sean

    I'm not sure he would be a good choice for the role as Nightwing.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  14. Bane5000

    @ObiWanShinobi ...I have no problem with Batman having his allies and such and yes they were greatly snubbed by Nolan and his films, but I'm just saying Save Batman's allies for his own films that hes the central character of, not another hero's sequel hes being featured in.

    1 year agoby @bane5000Flag

  15. Bane5000

    @thedude1 ...That would be better for them to do...Honestly I liked MOS and was hoping a sequel would continue a great new Superman franchise, now it seems they are setting up the sequel to just be a prequel for JL with characters thrown in for the sake of showing they have alot of characters available for the DCCU

    Slow things down Snyder and WB, walk before u run :]

    1 year agoby @bane5000Flag

  16. ObiWanShinobi

    I catch your drift but its literally a necessity that Batman's allies be incorporated into this in some capacity. Affleck's playing an old & seasoned Batman so his partners should be well established & shown in this movie. I like the direction they're going & I appreciate that Warner Bros realizes their potential. Batman's allies have suffered from the wrath of Christopher Nolan for far too long & it's time for them to raise from the depths. @thedude1@bane5000

    1 year agoby @ObiWanShinobiFlag

  17. TheDude1

    @bane5000 Exactly. If they want to introduce another character or two why not just set that up at the end of the film with a teaser during or after the credits.

    1 year agoby @thedude1Flag

  18. Bane5000

    As for this dude as Nightwing...ummm NO

    1 year agoby @bane5000Flag

  19. Bane5000

    @thedude1 ...Agree, instead of cramming all these characters into one film, save em for later...let the main focus stay on Supe's since its his sequel with Wayne/Batman appear but not overshadow him

    WW, Nightwing and whoever else they may be thinking of putting in this film can wait, dont rush things, Marvel had patience to get to The Avengers, do the same with JL

    1 year agoby @bane5000Flag

  20. TheDude1

    @ObiWanShinobi It could work, all I'm saying is there is no need to push these characters into the films just yet. Wait, take your time, and spread things out. DC wants a Marvel type universe and the best way to copy that is to take your time.

    1 year agoby @thedude1Flag

  21. ObiWanShinobi

    Nah it could work. @thedude1

    1 year agoby @ObiWanShinobiFlag

  22. TheDude1

    Why can't they just have Superman and Batman, maybe Wonder Woman, and maybe tease another character or two? They are just trying too much here.

    1 year agoby @thedude1Flag

  23. cvnt$top

    So these stories are official?...please dont ruin anything too much, Snyder.

    1 year agoby @cvntstopFlag