Warner Bros. Discovery and DC Comics made headlines when the studio suddenly shelved the upcoming Leslie Grace series Batgirl Movie. Newly appointed CEO of the newly merged studio David Zaslav put a bunch of things on the chopping block as a way to save capital. Some of those casualties were the Wonder Twins movie that would have starred Riverdale’s KJ Apa and even removed numerous titles from their HBO Max streaming service. Batgirl would feature the return of Michael Keaton’s Batman, JK Simmons’ Commissioner Gordon, and was even rumored to feature Dylan O’Brien as Dick Grayson / Nightwing. Fans really wanted to see O’Brien in the blue and black suit to team up with Grace’s Batgirl, so one artist created a cool concept of what it might look like.
An artist on Instagram who goes by @Smartsheep.Art has designed a new piece of fan art that shows Batgirl and Nightwing teaming up in live action. Grace and O’Brien look great in costume with the two jumping off Gotham City’s rooftops. Batgirl’s costume is the same as it would have been in the film, while Nightwing gets a pretty accurate design made for the big screen. You can check out the fan art below.
Previously Batgirl was canceled by Warner Bros. Discovery O’Brien would appear as Dick Grayson/Nightwing. The actor addressed the recent rumors surrounding him and possibly the role of Dick Grayson/Nightwing in DC Comics’ upcoming Batgirl Movie.
“Yeah, it’s only happened to me once or twice,” O’Brien explained at the time. “It’s probably the most prominent time, you know? And, yeah, I always pick up the phone and say, ‘Hey, what’s, you know, what’s going on on the professional side of things?’
Batgirl is directed by Bad Boys for Life’s Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi, with a script written by Christina Hodson, whose work includes Birds of Prey (and the Fantastic Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) and the coming The flash Movie. The film is expected to see JK Simmons reprise his role as Commissioner James Gordon, Michael Keaton his role as Bruce Wayne / Batman, Brendan Fraser joining the cast as Firefly, Ivory Aquino as Alysia Yeoh, and Jacob Scipio, Rebecca Front, Corey Johnson , and Ethan Kai currently play unknown roles.
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