It looks like Nightwing is set to make his live-action feature film debut in Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman, and Warner Bros. is eyeing Adam Driver (Girls) for the part. The report calls Driver the frontrunner for the role, which is described as being Batman/Bruce Wayne’s (Ben Affleck) estranged partner, Dick Grayson. Grayson took on the Nightwing moniker to go off on his own crime-fighting adventures after being taken under Batman’s wing as his side-kick, Robin, but this iteration finds the former dynamic duo apart for a number of years. The 29-year-old, 6’3″ Driver certainly fits the part of the solo do-gooder, and it remains to be seen just how frosty the relationship is between the crime-fighter and his former mentor. Hit the jump for more.
The Wrap reports that Driver is in the lead to take on the Nightwing role for Batman vs. Superman. There is also word that two other actors are in the mix, but no other names have been released. If none of those guys work out, there’s an actor who’s already played Nightwing in an indie series here who could be up for it.
In a similar bit of curious casting, Batman vs. Superman is currently looking for a female lead and is auditioning Olga Kurylenko (Oblivion), Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6), and Elodie Yung (G.I. Joe: Retaliation). The role may be as general as Bruce Wayne’s love interest or as specific as one Diana Prince/Wonder Woman; it’s also possible that the two will be one in the same. Batman vs. Superman, due out July 17, 2015, also features returning Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill, Laurence Fishburne and Amy Adams.