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Entertainment Weekly confirm that the director of the hugely enjoyable LEGO Batman movie Chris McKay is being tipped to produce a live action Nightwing movie!!

He's more of an animation director so far, his track record including Robot Chicken, Moral Orel and Titan Maximum but based on LEGO Batman you can't deny he's prepared to have some FUN with the concept of costumed superheroes (which the DCCU is so sadly lacking, thought their TV shows seem to have gotten the hint).

Bill Dubuque (The Accountant) is set to write the script.

And as a bit of a teaser... perhaps! ;) )
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'I was sitting with David Tennant and Billy Piper when I gave her a trade, and David Tennant (who'd already read it) said, "Oh, you'll love this! There's a lot of Rose in this character, Dawn." (And yes, in that moment I did everything in my power to NOT go "squee!")' -- Dan Slott

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"[In] the summer of 1993 [...] I was still new to the U.S. and I was struck by how powerfully my friends reacted to Bill Clinton, who had become president about eight months earlier. They had been so happy when Clinton was elected, as if he was going to fix everything. And when some time had passed and he hadn't yet done the things they'd expected, they were genuinely heartbroken, as if something deeply religious had gone wrong. It seemed clear to me that they were yearning for a savior, someone to sort it all out for them. So I thought I'd do a story, in the form of synoptic gospel, in which I'd give my friends the kind of president they wanted."

-- Neil Gaiman in Hy Bender's The Sandman Companion, 182


'I want to make a difference' )
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"By the time we hit issue #3 something so major in the life, history and time of the Surfer happens. We throw this phrase around a lot when we say, 'This character will never be the same again!' Boy, do we mean it this time! There's something that happens in "Silver Surfer" #3 that, if you have any love for this character in the Marvel Universe, you can not miss this issue." -- Dan Slott

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"You need to jump on now. This saga is epic. It forever changes the character while being true to the character. It's such a turning point in our characters' lives and history that this adventure will forever be a part of them." -- Dan Slott

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"Whenever we talked to other writers and creators during things like Marvel summits, one of the things that I would be very strict on was, if you wanted to use the Silver Surfer, you need to use him in space, because every time he comes back to Earth, Dawn's home, that's a milestone." -- Dan Slott

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As I mentioned earlier in the day, it's 50 years to the day since Adam West and Burt Ward burst on to our screen as the defintive, if somewhat campy, Dynamic Duo.

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And appropriately enough, the final issue of the Batman '66 comic is a tribute to the show which made

'Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na BATMAN!' a worldwide phenomenon )

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