Now that The Batman is showing in theaters worldwide, the caped Bat vigilante is on everyone's mind. Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman follows Robert Pattinson's Bruce Wayne's second year of solving crimes in Gotham City. We were also introduced to classic Batverse allies like Catwoman, Detective Gordon, and Pennyworth. However, one character is missing and that's no other than Batman's well-known sidekick, Robin.
[SPOILER WARNING] If you haven't seen The Batman yet, director Matt Reeves puts a heavy emphasis on the deceased Mayor's son, who was unnamed throughout the film. Many fan theories online argue that the boy is Robin and Reeves is setting him up for future sequels.
In DC Comics, Robin had retired being Batman's sidekick and focused on his own superhero identity, holding a new title, Nightwing.
Earlier this year, plenty of rumors have gone online that The Maze Runner star Dylan O'Brien will be starring as Nightwing in the upcoming live-action series, Batgirl. Some reports say that O'Brien would even get his solo live-action debut.
In an interview with Post Cred Prod, actor Dylan O'Brien breaks silence on his Nightwing casting rumors. The actor says, "I'm aware of it. I've seen a lot of it. I've not heard anything about it on the professional side, but it's cool that it made its way to me, to the point where I asked my manager, 'Is this even an actual thing?'"
While this seems to be a disappointing update with the actor being rumored to play the character, we are still not sure what the DC Universe is currently crafting for O'Brien. If The Maze Runner star accepts the role, he would be a perfect fit as the actor has an incredible range given with his previous films, The Maze Runner Trilogy and American Assasin.
Now, don't lose hope because the Batgirl TV series will feature Michael Keaton reprising his role as Batman. However, he is only reported to have a mentor role as the former Bat vigilante. Keaton is rumored to mentor Batgirl, Flash, and Supergirl in the upcoming TV series.
Batgirl is scheduled for release in 2022 in the streaming service HBO Max, and The Batman is now showing in theaters worldwide.