Chris McKay is currently out doing promo for The LEGO Ninjago Movie, but he’s also the man that has been tasked with bringing Nightwing to the big screen. While the movie has been announced, we don’t know anything else about it currently. But McKay has been sharing details, and when he spoke to Metro, he talked about how he sees DC differently from its competitors:
“Warner Bros. is a more director-driven studio. Period. The end. More than any other studio you’re ever going to work at. Just look at the roster of world class filmmakers that have worked at Warner Bros and made it their home. Warner Bros is a director-driven studio, and that’s exactly how they are operating these movies.”
McKay believes being director-driven is what sets the DC Cinematic Universe apart from the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
“That’s the kind of filmmaking you are going to see, and have seen with Patty Jenkins on “Wonder Woman.” That’s what they have done and what they will continue to do, and that’s why these movies are not trying to follow the Marvel model, they’re trying to do their own thing with filmmakers that they like, and produce things that are wholly original and wholly unique.”
He acknowledges that building a universe is not easy, but that the people at Warner Bros. are determined to make the DCEU work:
“They still want to build a universe, and that’s why it takes a lot of time and a lot of people banging their heads together trying to figure out what to do. Because it’s hard. It’s hard to get all these people, and all these egos, and all this stuff in one place and get it all to work out. But they are committed to that, and that’s what’s amazing about working with Jon [Berg] and Geoff [Johns]. They’re real partners, and so is everyone at the Warner Bros. family.”
Nightwing currently has no release date, but stay tuned for updates!