It should come as no surprise to anyone that the rumor mill has already started churning when it comes to Batman vs. Superman, the upcoming sequel to Man of Steel that will not only see Supes facing off with the Bat, but will also feature an all-new wearer of the cape and cowl (Ben Affleck, in case you’ve been offline for the past few months).
DC’s apparent attempt to start building out their own cinematic universe a la Marvel inevitably comes with plenty of chatter about which other comic book superheroes will pop up in the new feature, and persistent rumors about Wonder Woman were recently joined by buzz that Nightwing (aka Dick Grayson aka Robin) would also wing his way into the new feature. Last week’s news also came with an attached named – Girls’ Adam Driver – but the actor himself is already putting the rumors to rest, and in a big way.
Over the weekend, Driver was busy chatting it up with journalists in support of the wonderful upcoming Coen brothers film, Inside Llewyn Davis, and he was predictably inundated with questions about the Batman vs. Superman rumors. The always-amicable Driver patiently swatted down the rumors to a number of outlets, and he told The Huffington Post that not only is the rumor not true, it doesn’t even have any truth to it.
When asked about the rumors, he told the outlet, “No, there’s no truth to it. I don’t know whoever put it on there. I don’t know how these things get [started] — I don’t know how it first came about.” Are you putting us on, Driver? We sort of hope so. With the return of Girls in January and his steadily building movie career, Driver is about to be one heck of a hot commodity, and putting that heat into a comic book film isn’t the worst idea around.
As with any rumor, only time will tell, and we’re still holding out hope that Driver will show up as the caped crusader’s former sidekick in the next big DC outing. Would you like to see Nightwing in the film? Do you think Driver would be a good pick for the part?
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