By TheMess1428 76 Comments
With THE DARK KNIGHT RISES being the last film in the Batman franchise for who knows how long, there are rumors going around that there should be new movies based on other characters in the Bat-Universe. A blog from The Nerdy Bird showed her take for a BIRDS OF PREY movie. With Laura Prepon as Oracle, Diane Kruger as Black Canary, Charlize Theron as Lady Blackhawk, and Nikki Reed as Huntress. I agree with her on her choices, for the most part anyway. My idea is for a NIGHTWING movie set in Bludhaven. C'mon, it's not that far-fetched when you really think about it. He has the skills to carry his own as a hero. He has a presence that can work in a movie. He has his own rogue gallery that could fit into a movie. I think this can work. He has his own set of fans that would keep the buzz going. And if you make the trailer just right, you can ride off the coattails of the Batman trilogy.
Milo Ventimiglia as Dick Grayson / Nightwing
Personally, he is my favorite actor. He is no stranger to the superhero world, being the main character, arguably, on HEROES. His character, Peter Petrelli, was my favorite character in the whole series. His abilities were much like Rogue from the X-Men but the powers stayed within him constantly until his father stole all his powers and he had to inject himself with a formula to gain new powers. From then on, he could only absorb one power at a time. I think he has the chops to be Nightwing. And I don't seem to be the only one who thinks so. There are photoshopped images online of him in the Nightwing suit.
I'm sure he can pull off the long hair. And I'm sure he can pull off the built body. And I know he can look good in a Dick Grayson style business suit. And he can do the cop thing too.
Michael Clark Duncan as Roland Desmond / Blockbuster
I know he played the Kingpin in the Daredevil movie and this would be similar but, c'mon, its similar enough to work. You just give him the enlarged head and longish hair or something and it could work just fine. He'd be the big crime boss of Bludhaven.
John Malkovich as Dudley Soames / Torque
You can either make him the dirty cop who becomes Torque in a sequel or you can make him change halfway through the movie like the Two-Face of the movie. Either way, I think it can happen.
Ian Ziering as Shrike
Tell me you don't think this could work? He has voiced Harry Osborn on MTV's version of the Spider-Man animated series.
As for love interests, you could keep Laura Prepon as Oracle or you can bring in one of his other girlfriends like Bridget Clancy. Or you can make up a new one like Rachel Dawes was. What do you guys think?
-- Jessie S. Galindo (TheMess1428) Aspiring comics writer, novelist, and all-around comic book fan. -- Follow me on Twitter: @MrMessyFace