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'Arrow' Execs Still Want to Add Nightwing

Could we soon see Dick Grayson on the TV show?

Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg says Nightwing is his "fantasy" character to add to the show, but apparently that's unlikely to happen any time soon. According to Digital Spy, he and Marc Guggenheim chatted with the press at this year's Comic-Con and said WB's latest movie announcement (untitled Batman/Superman project) makes things far more complicated.

"We've heard the fans and we're very well aware that they would like to see Nightwing and various other Bat-characters on the show."

"[But] that is a little bit out of our control, [and] I think [that movie] announcement made it a lot more out of our control!"

They said they'd still love to use him, but I wouldn't expect the first Robin to show up in the upcoming season, Viners. Besides, we're getting plenty of other characters to look forward to -- Black Canary, Bronze Tiger, Deadshot, Brother Blood, etc. In case you haven't seen it yet, here's the trailer they released at Comic-Con. Don't watch it if you haven't finished season one!

Arrow will return October 9th.

Source: Digital Spy

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Posted by Squalleon

Nightwing Ftw

He is a great character who should get promoted more!

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

I'd be interested to see how they handled it, shame it'll never happen

Edited by Omega Ray Jay

I love how anyone from the Batman world cant even be blink referenced to by DC TV shows, I would imagine its some form of legal rubbish but I just find this whole thing utterly bizarre. I don't watch Arrow and have no interest in it, however if Nightwing were to pop up I would give it a look.

Posted by AllStarSuperman

I really hope he shows up. He's my second favorite superhero.

Edited by theTimeStreamer

ahahahahhahahhahahahahhaha. well that sucked. the comic con arrow thingy, not nightwing. nightwing is cool. awesome wavy hair there dinah.

Edited by Eivion

I'm actually happy about this. I like the show fine, but would rather it stand on its own than taking from the Batverse. I already wasn't the happiest with how they used Huntress and Deadshot.

Posted by MrMazz

I would rather they introduce a version of Jason Todd that is a vigilante who claims to have been trained to be a ninja and died and come back. Add some magical realism/mysticisim to everything.

Posted by TheVowelO

Screw Arrow, Nightwing should have his own series.

Posted by War Killer

This show keeps getting better and better. Can't wait for season 2.

Edited by Alak

I'm not an avid watcher of Arrow, but I would still love to see Nightwing get a cameo in a live action show.

Posted by doitevenmatta

First they have to have a batman show. Night wing gets a spin off

Posted by Nightwing_Beyond

I'd love to see Nightwing one upping Arrow with his better gadgets XD. It'd be a great opportunity to get some good live action Nightwing without having him linked to Batman. Hopefully season 3... If Nightwing is being used in the upcoming movies, it really shouldn't have any effect on Arrow... DC should push other characters like Nightwing that are between tier 1 and 2 into multiple mediums at once. I haven't been having my Nightwing fill since Young Justice was cancelled and Beware the Batman doesn't think adding the best supporting cast of characters in comics (The Batfamily) is a good idea so Nightwing being added to Arrow would be a welcomed addition.

Posted by John Valentine

Oh, yes please!

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I would love to have Nightwing in the show.

Posted by Justthatkid

.. Why not add Connor Hawke.. or something just sounds like a way to try to get views, but seeing Grayson and Roy would be pretty cool but makes you question how old will Grayson be is he affiliated with Bruce etc.

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Edited by Omega-Man

It would be dumb to have Nightwing in the show. I like Nightwing more than GA and Nightwing is far more popular than Green Arrow so yeah the gust star of the show would be liked more than the star of his own series lol If it did happen.

Posted by Reignmaker

I really don't care to watch Oliver jerk around with Dick.

Solution:

1) Cancel Beware the Batman...like yesterday.

2) Start a solo Nightwing animated series (no CGI) that is accessible to both kids and long-time fans of the character.

3) Promote the TV series utilizing the usual slew of action figures and comic books. Get this Dick Grayson guy front and center, a character that has been in DC canon longer than Wonder Woman.

Posted by Jaydarocknrolla

Nightwing should get his own show. Animated or live action.

Posted by spidershamrock

Nightwing is one of my favourite characters ever, this would be awesome

Posted by cameron83

The second half of the video was better than the first half (I mean,how can you miss when that guy is RIGHT there),but Black Canary REALLY made my day.

Although I hate the thing done with the masks...

Edited by tikhunt

The only thing I gained from this thread is he is now gonna be called Green Arrow.

Posted by csantilli27

It would be cool to have Nightwing appear on Arrow but it would be even better for him to get his own show. The CW should have both shows run on Wednesday and make it a DC night.

Posted by Warathusis

@reignmaker: Did you really just say Nightwing has been in DC canon longer than Wonder Woman??? Uh no... Dick Grayson however? Yes.. but only by a year.

Posted by Nerd Of A Hero

Screw Arrow, Nightwing should have his own series.

this lol

Edited by AWeekInGeekdom

Arrow is a great show but seeing Nightwing would be even better! Hopefully they can works something out. If not how about Jason or Tim? Or even Leviathan as a villain for the series? "he's" supposed to be a world threat right? I think it would be cool to see some Batman Inc members.

Posted by ComicKing7

AAAAAAAAWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSOOOOOOMMMMMMEEEEEEEEE

Posted by CrazyScarecrow

I want to see Arrow be tied into the DC Cinematic Universe that DC is pushing to have. Having Nightwing means we won't get to see Dick as Robin in the Batman movies, be in a Teen Titans movie, and advance into having a Nightwing movie.

Anyway the show is called Arrow. It's a show about Green Arrow. I love Batman and Dick Grayson, but please keep them away from the show. They have a great deal of exposure and popularity. Green Arrow does not. How about they focus on making Green Arrow more known to the public instead of throwing a Batman character inside the show.

Edited by Smart_Dork_Dude

@war_killer said:

This show keeps getting better and better. Can't wait for season 2.

I know!! There's just one thing I wish they'd make clear. Does Batman at the very least exist in this universe and if so I hope they make a few mentions to him since they've already used two of his villains and one Bat Family character in here.

Also, I know this might be a long shot, but I would love it if they worked Hal Jordan in the show. Not necessarily as Green Lantern, but at least have him show up as a pilot for Oliver or something. I mean Green Lantern/Green Arrow is one of my favorite superhero team-ups, right next to Superman/Batman. Hell, technically it's basically Superman/Batman in a way with one being supremely powerful and the other relying on gadgets. Anyway, if Nightwing can't happen I'll gladly take Hal Jordan.

Posted by havoc1201

give us Nightwing!.. Cartoon, Live action, I dont care just Make it happen!

Posted by War Killer

@war_killer said:

This show keeps getting better and better. Can't wait for season 2.

I know!! There's just two things I wish they'd make clear. Does Batman at the very least exist in this universe and if so I hope they make a few mentions to him since they've already used two of his villains and one Bat Family character in here.

Also, I know this might be a long shot, but I would love it if they worked Hal Jordan in the show. Not necessarily as Green Lantern, but at least have him show up as a pilot for Oliver or something. I mean Green Lantern/Green Arrow is one of my favorite superhero team-ups, right next to Superman/Batman. Hell, technically it's basically Superman/Batman in a way with one being supremely powerful and the other relying on gadgets. Anyway, if Nightwing can't happen I'll gladly take Hal Jordan.

I believe he does, as well as other DC characters, due to multiple cities from the DC Universe having been mentioned already in season one. Whether we'll see any of them appear in the show, that's up to the creators. Personally, I'd rather they focus on building up Green Arrow characters like Canary, Red Arrow, etc. before bringing in other DC character outside of Green Arrow's supporting cast.

Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude

True. Speaking of, with all the city name drops in season one, it makes me really wonder why they changed Star City to Starling City.

Also I get what you're saying with the supporting characters, but with the appearances of Deadshot, Firefly, Deathstroke, and Huntress I can't help but feel that they should at the very least confirm a few other heroes. Like have a passing mention of "some kind of vampire bat thing in Gotham" or something

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Posted by MadeinBangladesh

WOOOOOO!!

Posted by OmegaAgent1

@eivion: I didn't like how they used Deadshot at all. I'm hoping they do an outstanding job with Bronze Tiger.

Edited by Reignmaker

@warathusis said:

@reignmaker: Did you really just say Nightwing has been in DC canon longer than Wonder Woman??? Uh no... Dick Grayson however? Yes.. but only by a year.

I did say Dick Grayson, did I not?

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@patrat18 said:

@reignmaker: go back to marvel your drunk

I will, when you go back to grammar school. Punctuation is your friend.

Posted by bigboi100000

I really don't care to watch Oliver jerk around with Dick.

Solution:

1) Cancel Beware the Batman...like yesterday.

2) Start a solo Nightwing animated series (no CGI) that is accessible to both kids and long-time fans of the character.

3) Promote the TV series utilizing the usual slew of action figures and comic books. Get this Dick Grayson guy front and center, a character that has been in DC canon longer than Wonder Woman.

Noooooooooooooo waaaaaaaaaay

Posted by mattwing87

We deserve to see a live action Nightwing!!!

Edited by Nightw BR

@squalleon said:

He is a great character who should get promoted more!

@bigboi100000 said:

@reignmaker said:

Solution:

2) Start a solo Nightwing animated series (no CGI) that is accessible to both kids and long-time fans of the character.

That would be an awesome animated series

Posted by RedLantern23

As much as I loooooove Nightwing, its a bad idea. At least right now. The show is only in its second season. Let them develop other Green Arrow characters before the cameos start happening.

Posted by bigboi100000

@squalleon said:

He is a great character who should get promoted more!

@bigboi100000 said:

@reignmaker said:

Solution:

2) Start a solo Nightwing animated series (no CGI) that is accessible to both kids and long-time fans of the character.

That would be an awesome animated series

-__-

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Well we've seen it called Star City again finally, even if just on a poster. And freeeeeeeeak yes to seeing Canary finally! And of course I wanna see NIghtwing and SOOO many others!

Posted by ssejllenrad

2) Start a solo Nightwing animated series (no CGI) that is accessible to both kids and long-time fans of the character.

Wasn't Young Justice just Animated Nightwing and his b*tches? Nyehehehehe!

But yeah, a Nightwing animated would be nice. :D

Edited by Shallbecomeabattoo

I would only like that if they don't erase the Batman connection. Sure, Bats isn't going to be a part of Arrow, but if they have Nightwing, let him at least acknowledge that he was adopted by Bruce Wayne, or something like that.

Edited by DarklyDreamingDeadpool

i hope so much that this show is connected to the dc movie universe.

Posted by redhood21

give me some red hood! or azrael...thatd be cool... id like nightwing later on... especially if he teams up with roy

Posted by HAWK2916

Nightwing should have his own show

Posted by RustyRoy

Yeah why don't you call this Batman instead of Arrow already, half the characters are Batrelated characters anyway.

Posted by RustyRoy

Btw shouldn't this be in GA board?

Posted by ThomasElliot
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