By Will Ashton
Rumors are spreading that Batman will be getting a sidekick in Batman vs. Superman—although, it may not be the one you think.
The Wrap is reporting that Adam Driver (Girls) is in the lead to take on the role of Nightwing in the new movie. Should this be true, this will be the first time Nightwing has made an appearance in any movie. They are reporting hiring for the role of Dick Grayson, which is Nightwing’s true identity.
In addition to Driver, there are two other names that are reportedly in the mix, though their names have not been released at this time.
Depending on how they handle this, the decision to throw this character into the films can go one of two ways. Without knowing the details of the film, it’s hard to determine how this will play out, but I’m willing to be open minded about it. Driver has shown that he is a fantastic actor on Girls and continues to shine in small roles in various films. This could be a good bit of exposure for the young actor.
Driver will next be seen in Inside Llewyn Davis later this year. He’ll also be seen in season 3 of Girls along with Tracks and The F Word next year.