Comic Book Legends Revealed #570
COMIC LEGEND: Chris O’Donnell was originally going to get a Nightwing spin-off movie in the late 1990.
There are many things to dislike about the 1997 film, Batman and Robin…
but one of them that you might not know about is that it kept us from getting a Nightwing movie!
Chris O’Donnell debuted as Robin in 1995’s Batman Forever…
He returned to the role in Batman and Robin, along with a nipple-riffic costume that appeared more similar to the Nightwing costume than the Robin one…
And as O’Donnell revealed to Yahoo! Movies a few years ago, he was going to get his own spin-off after Batman and Robin, whether it was Robin or as Nightwing, but as he noted to them, as well, the relative failure of Batman and Robin ruined those plans:
You previously revealed that there was going to be a spin-off for Robin, but that didn’t end up happening.
Yeah there was at one point: Nightwing. When the reviews came out on Batman & Robin, that was shut down immediately. This has been a great opportunity for me and I’m not going to look a gift horse in the mouth. It was an amazing opportunity and gave me incredible international exposure. And everyone dealt with it differently. Some people became very reclusive about it and freaked out by it. I thought George handled it great. He was like, “Well, we killed the franchise,” and funny about it. For me, I will always look back with fond memories. But of course, I’m not as proud of the second one as I was of the first one.
I don’t even know if a Nightwing film would have been any GOOD, but it would have been interesting to see!
Thanks to Chris O’Donnell, Yahoo! Movies and Entertainment Tonight for the information!
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