Warner Bros. and DC are planning yet another superhero solo film to join their DCEU, the fan-favorite Nightwing. Come inside for more information on who may even be directing the flick.
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Batman TV show (1966-68) starring Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and his teen partner Robin the Boy Wonder. The show was a huge hit when first released and still has a loyal following today. The show was a clever satire, not only on super heroes but also on 1960s pop-culture in general. Cinelinx celebrates ABC’s Batman at 50.
When Damian Wayne was killed off, I immediately knew it was only a matter of time before the character would somehow be resurrected. He was becoming such a pivotal part of the Batman legacy. By the time he met his demise I knew there was no way they would waste an opportunity to tell more stories about who I consider my favorite sidekick out of all of the Robins. The character was so complex emotionally and had a captivating backstory that further complicated the Dark Knight’s personal life and crime fighting persona.
I have to admit when I first read that Dick Grayson was giving up his costumed crime fighting as Nightwing to become a secret agent I was disappointed. The character has quickly become one of my favorites among the reboot of the DC Universe and there’s so much more that I felt could be done with him. Alas, I don’t run the comic book publisher and have no say in the decision. I’m simply along for the ride when it comes to new series Grayson, whether it is an agreeable or inadequate one.
I loved the character of Damian Wayne. He was sassy, rebellious, and gave the greatest super hero in the DC Universe a run for his money. Imagine an eleven-year-old already as angry, bitter, and vengeful as an adult Bruce Wayne. The sparks that flew between the latest incarnation of Batman and Robin were legendary. And it all came to a tragic end much too soon. Batman and Robin Volume 4: Requiem for Damian deals with the aftermath of Death of a Family and shows a Dark Knight struggling to come to grips with his emotions and guilt.
I know what you're thinking after reading the title of this article. "Another bunch of character backstories we've already heard a thousand times?" Truth be told, I thought the same thing when Secret Origins Issue #1 arrived on my doorstep. How many different ways can the same tales be told in a different way?