Is Asher Angel Really Going to be the DCU’s Nightwing? Recent Tweet Might Hint at That!

Is Asher Angel Really Going to be the DCU's Nightwing? Recent Tweet Might Hint at That!

The DCU is still very young, and we have yet to see how James Gunn’s vision will come to life and what it will look like. But, from the looks of it, Gunn has a very firm vision of what he wants to create, and fans of DC Comics definitely have a lot to be excited about. And while the current DCU has only a small number of confirmed characters and castings, Gunn has teased that a beloved Batman character will make an appearance in the DCU. The character in question is Nightwing, and while we still don’t know when he will appear and who is going to play him, one potential candidate for the role might be hinting at something on his Twitter account.

In case you don’t know, Nightwing is the solo superhero alias of Dick Grayson, the first Robin from the Batman universe. He was Batman’s first protege after his parents were killed; as he grew older, Grayson decided to become a solo superhero and took on the mantle of Nightwing, mostly patroling Blüdhaven, but also helping Batman in Gotham from time to time. He is also a member of the Teen Titans and is by far one of the most popular characters, especially among younger fans.

As we have said, Gunn has teased Nightwing’s inclusion into the DCU, but we have nothing official at this point. This means that we don’t know when he is going to appear, in what capacity, or who is going to be playing him once he does make his debut. The character has not been seen on film in the role of Nightwing, but Chris O’Donnell did play Grayson in Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin, although he played the Robin version of the character.

Now, as we’ve said, the actor playing Nightwing is not known, but the media have speculated more than once about potential candidates for the role, and one of these candidates has recently posted the following:

As you can see, the actor in question is Asher Angel, a well-known name to fans of the former DCEU. Angel played Billy Batson in the two Shazam! movies alongside Zachary Levi, and while the films had moderate success, Angel’s performance as Batson was praised. In a recent interview, which we have reported on, Angel revealed that he won’t be going back to the Shazam! series, but he is also one of the most often-named candidates for the role of Nightwing.

Now, this Tweet doesn’t have to mean anything really. It might be a tease, a joke, or something personal, but some fans think that Angel is hinting that he has been cast as Nightwing in the DCU. This is mere conjecture at this point, but be sure to keep following us for all the latest info!

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