Adam Driver Denies ‘Batman Vs. Superman’ Nightwing Rumors

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After learning that Ben Affleck would be playing Batman in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel sequel – still known only as Batman Vs. Superman – perhaps the piece of news which has proven as divisive was the report that Batman’s former sidekick Dick Grayson – who in the comic books adopted the identity of Nightwing after outgrowing that of Robin – would somehow tie into the plot of the next film.

While we here at Screen Rant had some suggestions on who could play the roleGirls star Adam Driver was thought to be the front-runner, while other actors reportedly in consideration were Penn Badgley (Gossip Girl) and Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being A Wallflower). Warner Bros. producer David Alter has apparently confirmed that Robin will be part of the story, but what about Nightwing? And what about the actors supposedly in the running?

It appears that the frontrunner himself, Adam Driver, has denied that there is any truth to the rumors that he’s being considered for the role of Dick Grayson, AKA Nightwing. In an interview with Collider about his role in the upcoming Coen Brothers film Inside Llewyn DavisDriver shoots down the speculation while commenting on the role itself. You can watch the video HERE.

When asked if he was a fan of the source comics, Driver responded: “Very much so, yeah.” This was followed by a series of bemused laughs and by the look on Driver’s face, he knows exactly where the line of questioning is headed. When asked if there were any truth to the rumors, he responded:

“No! Not that I know of, no.”

Batman and Nightwing Adam Driver Denies Batman Vs. Superman Nightwing Rumors

Driver was then asked point-blank whether or not this denial could itself prove false in two weeks’ time. His response: “No! If you find out, let me know… and then I’ll know!” 

When asked how he feels about his rumored involvement in such a big movie like this, he answered:

“That’s like intensely flattering as you can imagine. I mean, it’s Batman and Superman, who doesn’t want to be involved in something not only of that scale but of who those characters are. That’s an incredible world to be able to be in for a bit. Like who wouldn’t want to do that?”

Spoken like a true fan. This news invites a reappraisal of the original report of Nightwing’s inclusion. We’ve had a fairly solid report that Nightwing could in fact debut on the small-screen DC Universe of Arrowwhich led to the question of whether or not the TV and movie universes would actually intersect at all.

An actor denying rumors about a high-profile role is nothing new, of course: not too long ago, fan-favorite Bryan Cranston genially denied that he’s been offered the role of Lex Luthor. Driver’s denial doesn’t mean that the reports that Badgley and Miller are being considered, either. With production set to begin in early 2014, we should have confirmation on at least some of the rumored supporting characters soon enough.

So who should play Nightwing, Screen Ranters? Do you like any of the others actors mentioned? Sound off in the comments!


Batman vs. Superman will be in theaters on July 17, 2015.

Source: Collider

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  1. Zack Efron can make an awesome casting role playing NIGHTWING ?

    • I agree with you dude…

    • *Zac

      If Nightwing does appear in the film, I’d have no problem with Zac unless it was an action role. I’ve yet to see him play a character like that.

  2. This guy should be playing Gilligan going by his appearance.

  3. To me, The Best Nightwing is Jared Padalecki. :)

  4. Robbie Amell looks the part well

    • Would be cool if he played Nightwing on Arrow actually, considering he’s Stephen Amell’s cousin.

  5. I don’t care who will be nightwing, This movie and the whole DC Universe sucks.

    • if your not a comic book movie fan then why comment

    • It’s so cool that Bobbi Sparks takes the time and effort to comment on things he believes suck….

      • @ Kryptonic
        lol :)

      • yeah, and it’s so cool that you takes the time and effort to reply to his comments lol!

    • BobbySparks sucks!!!

  6. It should be Penn Badgley

  7. I rekon that Freddie Prinze Jnr should be Nightwing

    • Grow up, BB.

  8. Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) should be Nightwing!

  9. Zach Braff

  10. I knew this was bogus. Zack Snyder likes good looking people for his stars. Tyler Hoechlin it is then!

    • Jackie earl hayley in watchmen.

  11. Good, while I would not mind someone who looks dashing and heroic and capable portraying Nightwing, this guy looks like an escapee from Gilligan’s Island!

  12. I hope that ain’t nightwing cause .1 dude cant acted .2 he is ugly as rocky from the movie mask .3 homie looks like a girl nightwing suppsoe to be a tough bad sucker… so if nightwing is in this movie wich I hope not cause I would lose all faith if he is then atleast cast a man for his role I saw zac efron on one of the comments dude earned his man card so it would be kool … but I don’t know just have to wait an see..

  13. Hopefully this story is true.

  14. I notice a lot of Batman/Superman articles have are worded as a statement but then a ? is slid in. Weird.

    The Joker will be in Batman v. Superman?

    Robin and Nightwing to appear in Batman v. Superman?

    Batman expected to poop in Batman v. Superman?

    Kudos, though, for at least posting updates that these rumours were complete garbage. MOS 2 avoids a hit today.

    MOS 2 has great potential IF WB/DC doesn’t overplay their hand. I enjoyed IM 3, not great, not horrible but the best part was that they stayed the course and didn’t shoe horn Thor, Hulk or Cap into it. I haven’t seen Thor TDW yet but it is just a Thor movie.

    I really like MOS and I hope a lot of these rumours are false, a slow burn is the way to go.

  15. he’s lying, he is definitely the front runner

  16. They must have been desperate for a new Batman if they are using Ben Affleck.

    • Nah, they just wanted a good actor who possesses other film-making talents as well to get their reboot of the Batman character off on the right foot.

      However, since THIS thread is about Nightwing, Josh, do you think you could stop with the trollish ramblings and get back on topic?

      On that note, Driver doesn’t really fit with my personal image of the Nightwing character, but I know nothing about his acting ability or how he might be made to look…different. Also, we still don’t KNOW that the character is definitely in the film (OR whether or not he’ll simply show up in “Arrow”), so there is still quite a bit of speculative wiggle room…

      • +1 Archaeon

  17. As I said yesterday, I don’t care who will be nightwing, This movie and the whole DC Universe sucks. BIGTIME! lol 😀

    • BabbleSparks strikes (out) again!

  18. Zac Efron is Perfect for Nightwing.