Bane is out for vengeance against the prodigal son in a fan-made trailer for a Nightwing movie, featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s John Blake from The Dark Knight Rises. There’s already a roster of real DC movies set to debut through to 2020, and there’s also an official Nightwing movie that’s currently in early development. Fans have been clamoring for a Nightwing movie for a long time, but especially since the ending of The Dark Knight Rises revealed that John Blake’s real name is Robin, and showed him discovering the Batcave in an obvious set-up for him to take over Batman’s role as Gotham’s protector.
Fans felt Christopher Nolan’s dark and gritty universe was the right fit for Nightwing’s dark storyline, but Gordon-Levitt said in 2012 that Warner Bros. had not contacted him to talk about either premise. Given that Nolan’s trilogy was very self-contained, and the studio has since embarked on an entirely new cinematic universe, it’s also highly unlikely that we’ll ever see Gordon-Levitt return to the role… but that doesn’t mean we can’t dream!
YouTube user stryder HD, who put together a different Dark Knight 4 fan trailer last year has finally given fans a taste of what they’ve been waiting for. Gordon-Levitt steps into Nightwing’s iconic black and blue suit with the help of various Batman films, including the Dark Knight trilogy. Familiar faces return, including Gary Oldman’s Commissioner Gordon and Christian Bale’s Bruce Wayne. Tom Hardy “reprises” his role as Bane, and Anne Hathaway puts in a quick appearance as Catwoman. Clips from the Arkham video game series help fill in the gaps.
In the fan trailer, Bane is back and he’s ready to take down Nightwing while Batman is dead (or hanging out with Catwoman at a cafe in Florence).
Five years after the initial Nightwing Fever, Warner Bros. has finally begun working on a solo film featuring the fan-favorite character. Dacre Montgomery (Power Rangers, Stranger Things) tweeted a photo of himself that indicated that he was interested in the film, but there’s been no official word on casting just yet. Some fans pondered whether or not Montgomery’s post was actually an indicator that he was attached to the film, but director Chris McKay shut down the theories. In late November of last year, McKay announced on Twitter that an open casting call would be used to find his Nightwing. Maybe Gordon-Levitt should show up with this trailer in tow!
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