Though they started about a decade apart, the MCU and DCEU are being compared with every film that comes out, especially in the light of Wonder Woman’s mega praised release. But some are wondering whether comparing them is fair, and to what end they should be compared. For Nightwing director Chris McKay, he thinks the approaches don’t boil done to scripts per se, but to the directors themselves that sign on with Warner Bros. and Disney.
Despite Batman having only been in one (two if you count a cameo in Suicide Squad) Batman and his family are getting a lot of attention in the DCEU. Batgirl is getting a film directed by Joss Whedon, the Gotham City Sirens are going to be getting a film, and Nightwing is also getting some solo time in a film directed by Chris McKay.
The DCEU is in a very uncertain place in many ways. While it’s had three movies release, and all four were box office hits, there’s still a lot of uncertainty about what’s coming. The Flash has had director issues, The Batman lost star Ben Affleck as director and is rumored to be delayed, Aquaman has been pushed back, and so on and so forth. That hasn’t stopped Warner Bros from apparently getting Joss Whedon to do a Batgirl film, announcing various sequels and spinoffs, and other very interesting things. And if a rumor on Reddit and 4Chan is to be believed, they’ve got big plans for 2019.
The Lego Batman movie was a major hit at the box office, and likely because of that, Director Chris McKay was hired to helm a full-on live-action Nightwing film for the DCEU. This comes at a very interesting time in the DCEU, as rumors are swirling of Ben Affleck wanting to get out of the Batman role, and Matt Reeves now hired to direct the solo film The Batman.
At New York Comic Con, the various Batman comics were on display for all to see, and with a good chunk of DC Rebirth being focused on Batman and his allies, it’s no surprise many of the writers and artists for said books were at NYCC to talk about the future of the titles. At a Batman panel. Tom King talked about his plans for the Batman solo series: