Lewis Tan most noticeable for his role in Marvel’s Iron Fist and Deadpool 2 has confirmed his interest in playing Nightwing.
The Deadpool 2 star confirmed in an interview with That Hashtag Show that he had met with Warner Bros executives about an upcoming DC project particularly Nightwing. Fans will also notice that earlier last month, he tweeted about a meeting with the suits of WB.
Here’s what Tan had to say when they quizzed him about the Tweet, mentioning Nightwing specifically.
“I know Chris McKay wants a martial artist, right, so that’s out there. He’s following me on Twitter, you know…there’s a lot of good juju vibes out there for that. Nothing that I can say that is confirmed. This is a project that he’s still developing and I sat down with DC, with some of the executives at DC, and they’re big fans, I’m a big fan, obviously. My father came to America, because of Batman (Tan’s father worked on Tim Burton’s 1989 film) and, you know, I definitely want to see that come full circle and give back.
I’m not trading in my Marvel roots, because they started me, but DC started my dad, so it would be nice to go over there and play around and find the right thing. So we’re looking for the right thing and there were a lot of different talks and Nightwing was one of those that were mentioned, so we’ll see.”
As of right now, Chris Mckay, director of Nightwing confirmed that the movie is not happening anytime soon but we could see the character in other movies.
What are your thoughts concerning this development. Which actor do you think should be Boy Wonder. Also does it take just knowing Martial Arts alone to be considered to play the character?