Lena Dunham‘s on-and-off lover-boy on Girls might be the next Dick Grayson. Word is that Adam Driver is Warner Bros.’ favorite actor to play Nightwing in Batman vs. Superman, which stars Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill.
TheWrap was the first to report of Driver’s possible new job. It seems that the studio was very impressed with Driver’s performance in Greg Silverman family comedy This Is Where I Leave You, starring Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Corey Stoll and James Fonda.
Meanwhile Superhero Movie News now claims that Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being A Wallflower) and Penn Badgley (Gossip Girl) are also being seriously considered for the job.
Badley, like anyone really, is said to be a huge fan of Batman, and it’s said that Warner Bros. was very pleased with his dramatic performance in Greetings From Tim Buckley. We don’t know where the studio stands with Miller, but he does have Perks going for him. He was absolutely amazing in that.
According to /Film, Dick Grayson “will be a former sidekick of Batman who’s been estranged from the Caped Crusader for years.”
While all three actors look the type to play a “young John Hawkes,” Driver has something going for him that the other two don’t. He was actually a marine.
Besides starring in Girls, Driver has found time to appear in films like Frances Ha, Lincoln, and Inside Llewyn Davis.
He’s also set to appear in John Curran‘s Tracks, The F Word with Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan, and Noah Baumbach‘s While We’re Young.
Batman vs. Superman opens July 17, 2015. The Zack Snyder-directed superhero film also stars Amy Adams, Diane Lane and Laurence Fishburne.
Who do you think should play Dick Grayson?