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​DC director holding open casting for new Nightwing movie

DC will be holding open castings for Nightwing, says director Chris McKay.

23rd November 2017
/ By Matthew Whitehouse

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If you ever fancied yourself as the fan favourite to play Batman's side-kick Dick Grayson AKA Robin AKA Nightwing, today could be your lucky day.

Director of the new DC Nightwing movie Chris McKay revealed on Twitter that there will be an open casting call. 

He gave advice to anyone interested in applying: "Have an agent or manager submit your work. To the studio. 

"An agent or manager protects you and also is an endorsement of your character. It means you take yourself and your career seriously... and so does someone else."

The Lego Batman director also noted that while the auditions are indeed open to anyone, the odds of actually getting the role are stacked.

He wrote: “There will be an open casting call but that is like Vegas odds for sure. Don’t leave your career up to chance. Believe in yourself. Bet on yourself. Get an agent or a manager.”

“We haven’t started the process of casting Nightwing yet but when we do you’ll hear something because our search will be far and wide”

There were numerous rumours about who will play the eponymous hero, Steven Yeun, Milo Ventimiglia, Dev Patel, Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story) to Darce Montgomery (Stranger Things) but nothing concrete.

Stay tuned to Mandy News and for details of the open casting as and when they come through – but for the time being check out our other paid acting jobs and opportunities.

Warner Bros have not yet settled on a release date for Nightwing – this could be because of Justice League under-performing at the box office. 

The DC Extended Universe is struggling at the moment thanks to Suicide Squad and Batman V Superman being critically panned.

This year's Wonder Woman is the only DCEU film to have performed well recently, raking in a whopping $821 million (£617m) in worldwide box office receipts.

Hopefully McKay can break the cycle of stodgy, bloated DC films and bring them up to a level-pegging with Marvel's highly-successful movie series.