Adam Driver might play Robin / Nightwing in Batman vs. Superman

Adam Driver

It’s hard to make too many judgements on casting rumors when you don’t know the plot of the film or the direction the filmmakers are trying to go.  But I’m guessing the news that ‘Girls’ star Adam Driver is supposedly the frontrunner to play Dick Grayson in the upcoming BATMAN VS SUPERMAN film.  Dick Grayson, of course, is Robin, who eventually became Nightwing once he stopped being Batman’s sidekick.  To be clear, this rumor suggests that the Grayson that appears in BATMAN VS SUPERMAN is Nightwing.  When Grayson became Nightwing, he and Batman had a sort of falling out and had parted ways.  This makes sense considering the Batman in the film is an older, retired Batman.

Let’s accept the inclusion of Nightwing in BATMAN VS SUPERMAN for now.  So what about Adam Driver?  He’s an inspired choice for sure and in real life he was a former Marine, so he should presumably be able to handle the physical requirements.  But let’s be honest with each other for a second; he’s an ugly dude with a unique voice.  That’s not supposed to be rude, I just point it out to say he’s an unusual choice to play a superhero.  Driver’s character on ‘Girls’ is a polarizing figure, but I don’t think the audience for BATMAN VS SUPERMAN is the same as for HBO’s ‘Girls’.

So when you add this to the rumor of Wonder Woman making an appearance and Lex Luthor as the villain, BATMAN VS SUPERMAN could get crowded pretty quickly.  Everything is at the rumor stage right now and Zack Snyder isn’t giving much away.  Right now, we know that BATMAN VS SUPERMAN is set to star Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Laurence Fishburne.  Zack Snyder is directing the film that hits theaters on July 17th, 2015. (TheWrap)

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