With all the excitement surrounding the new Flash TV series coming to CW as a spin-off from his appearance in a couple episodes of ‘Arrow’, now we’re getting rumors of another popular DC hero possibly being introduced into this DC cinematic universe that Arrow has built out. A couple months ago I wrote an article about ‘Arrow’ returning for its third season and focused on how its popularity in Season 2 grew from its introduction of established DC characters such as Deathstroke, Deadshot, Huntress, and as said earlier, The Flash. Nightwing alone may be the biggest surprise of Sesason 3 if this rumor comes to fruition. Now keep in mind, it’s all still speculation. Even worse, it’s all speculation stemming from Twitter and Instagram posts. But you be the judge for yourself.
From CW’s ‘Vampire Diaries,’ Steven R. McQueen has been dropping hints that he has been cast for the role of Nightwing. It all may just be wishful thinking, but in this past month he has retweeted Scott Snyder’s Batman quotes and images as well as uploaded images of DC comic book titles. But perhaps the most convincing image came via Instagram. On June 5, 2014, the young actor uploaded an image of himself (seen above) with Arrow’s lead actor Stephen Amell at game 1 of the NHL playoff finals (in support of the LA Kings for those wondering). His caption for the picture was #arrow #nightwing #golakings. Not exactly subtle, but again, it’s nothing concrete either. His workload for ‘Vampire Diaries’ in New Orleans is busy enough as it is.
Hard to come to any conclusions. Is McQueen really cast for the role and can’t keep quiet? Or just messing with us all? With how Season 2 of Arrow ended, it’s not too outrageous of an idea to have Nightwing come to Starling City to face the League of Assassins.
What do you think? Will we get a Nightwing next season? Is McQueen already casted for the role? Let us know in the comments!