Drake Rodger wants to play Nightwing in the DCU, hoping to at least audition for the role.
Rodger has been training with Nightwing’s signature weapon for three years to embody Dick Grayson.
James Gunn teased Nightwing, and Rodger is a perfect fit for the role due to his skills and charisma.

A Supernatural franchise star wants to play Nightwing in the new DC Universe. James Gunn and Peter Safran will be building out the world of Gotham City with a few DC characters other than Batman. It has been confirmed that The Brave and the Bold Batman reboot film will include multiple Bat-Family characters, and one of the most likely for the movie is Dick Grayson, aka Nightwing. Now, a star from the Supernatural spinoff The Winchesters wants to play Nightwing in the DCU’s slate of projects.

In an interview (via @K2strikes/Twitter) The Winchesters star Drake Rodger revealed that his dream role is to play Nightwing and that he hopes to at least audition for the character in James Gunn’s DC Universe.

The Winchesters actor revealed that he has bought kali sticks — Nightwing’s signature weapon — and has been training for the last three years with them to play Dick Grayson in the DCU. Rodger played a young John Winchester in the Supernatural spinoff, which is interesting, as it connects to the fan-favorite candidate to play the DCU’s Batman.


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The most popular candidate to play the DCU’s Batman among fans is Jensen Ackles. The actor became famous for playing Dean Winchester in Supernatural. The Winchesters spinoff series focused on a young John Winchester, played by Rodger, and Mary Winchester, who end up meeting the older version of their son, which means the DCU’s possible Nightwing and Batman actors have already interacted onscreen. Besides that interesting tidbit, Rodger looks pitch-perfect to play Dick Grayson. Adding to that, The Winchesters also showed his range for the role.


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Rodger was the heart of The Winchesters as John. The actor made the character charismatic, earnest, and compassionate. All of those are qualities that need to be brought to the big screen whenever Nightwing debuts in the DCU. Dick Grayson is one of the most beloved characters in the DC universe, not only by fans but also by other characters within DC Comics, and Rodger has the ability to make that happen in the DCU as well.

Rodger’s time in The Winchesters as the supernatural monster hunter John also showed that he would be great in fighting scenes as Nightwing. With the actor revealing that he has been training for three years with Dick Grayson’s signature escrima sticks, that only becomes even more true. Interestingly, Rodger’s The Winchesters co-star and girlfriend, Meg Donnelly, was the runner-up for the role of Supergirl in the DCU. With a love for the character and some tangential DCU connections, perhaps Rodger could get his chance to at least audition to play Nightwing in Gunn’s DC Universe.

Source: @K2strikes/Twitter

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