Rumour: Adam Driver to play Nightwing in Batman Vs. Superman?

And Zack Snyder hints at Lex Luthor’s presence

We recently reported on the rumour that Nightwing might be involved in Batman Vs. Superman, and this morning there is talk that Adam Driver is the hot favourite to take the role.

The Girls star is thought to be Warner’s first pick to play Batman’s old chum Dick Grayson, the one-time Robin now working alone as the vigilante, Nightwing.

Meanwhile, director Zack Snyder has been talking about the new film with Yahoo!, giving a brief outline of what we might be able to expect from the caped double-act.

“The fun of the idea is to be able to play with that relationship,” says Snyder. “Whether they fight and become friends, or whether they're friends and they fight… some physical conflicts will be involved.”

He also went on to make reference to the presence of Lex Luthor in the new film, remarking that “Lex loves to call Superman an alien.”

Of course, we've been discussing Lex for ages now, check out the latest episode of Cape Expectations below to see who's currently top of Total Film's very own Luthor League

Directed by Snyder and co-starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, Batman Vs. Superman will open in the US on 17 July 2015.

What do you make of these latest rumours? Tell us, below!


    • richardcarter

      Nov 11th 2013, 11:49

      That fighting each other quote is NOT about Nightwing and Batman. Its about Superman and Batman!

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    • Ali1748

      Nov 11th 2013, 16:46

      "Lex loves to call Superman an alien.” Yes! my vision is coming true. As for Nightwing, given how this Batman is going to be an experienced veteran it would make sense to have someone helping take care of Gotham while he investigates the destruction of Metropilis.

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    • CharsmatcEngma

      Nov 11th 2013, 17:26

      @ali agree, if its older Bats, then Nightwing and even Robin and Batgirl/Oracle should already be around helping him. This could be interesting...

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    • HughFran

      Nov 11th 2013, 18:39

      It'd be cool to see Nightwing as he has never been portrayed in a Batman movie (live action) before. I'm still not sold on this overall idea though. If Man Of Steel was an origin story then shouldn't we give Supes time to find his feet as a solo hero rather than start an influx of secondary characters? It's a pity that film studios are more concerned for their cash cow franchises rather than appeasing the fans.

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    • BobTheSkull

      Nov 11th 2013, 20:43

      @HughFran - my thoughts exactly... like I said in the last news post about this, just call it Justice League already... it's getting more an more like it anyways... its defo not a Supes film anymore.

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    • Indianabones

      Nov 11th 2013, 23:55

      I just can't see it working, I think its just going to get silly it needs more background story than just Man of Steel! Marvel may have done some mediocre films but least they took their time and made it feel more normal.... I wish them luck as it could be a lot of fun if handled right

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    • Ali1748

      Nov 12th 2013, 18:35

      Nightwing and Wonder Woman will probably be nothing more than brief cameos to set up JLA and the next solo Batman outing.

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