Deadpool 2 star Lewis Tan has confirmed he met with Warner Bros. regarding director Chris McKay's Nightwing.
Last month Tan posted a photo teasing a meeting with DC, with nods to both Batman and the DC Universe streaming service, but in a new interview with That Hashtag Show, the actor confirmed that Nightwing came up in conversation."
Tan already has a tie to Batman due to his father moving to the United States to work on Tim Burton's 1989 movie. While the DC meeting could've been about any number of projects, Tan alluded to the chat being something related to the Caped Crusader.
"I'm not trading in my Marvel roots, because they started me," he admitted, "but DC started my dad, so it would be nice to go over there and play around and find the right thing. So we're looking for the right thing and there were a lot of different talks and Nightwing was one of those that were mentioned, so we'll see.
McKay has already said he is looking for a star with martial arts skills to fit with Nightwing's promise of being a stunt-heavy movie. As well as showing off his impressive martial arts skills in AMC's Into the Badlands, Tan is no stranger to the comic book genre thanks to Deadpool 2 and Iron Fist.
Given his part in Deadpool 2, it's unlikely that Tan will be back as Shatterstar in Drew Goddard's X-Force, meaning he could be free to tackle Nightwing. As Tan has said, it would be a poetic tale of coming full circle if he carried on his father's legacy and joined the DC Extended Universe.
Next up on Warner Bros.' DCEU docket is James Wan’s Aquaman, which will hit theaters Dec. 21. After this, David F. Sandberg’s Shazam! will bow April 5, 2019 and Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984 is slated for a Nov. 1, 2019, release.