Although the future of the DC Cinematic Universe always feels like it’s somewhat up in the air, Warner Bros. appears to be moving forward with a Nightwing movie. The film, which will follow Dick Grayson, the first Robin to fight alongside the Dark Knight, is set to be directed by Lego Batman’s Chris McKay, and he’s asking some interesting questions about what fans want from the acrobatic hero.

On Thursday night, McKay tweeted a poll asking fans what the most important quality they would look for in an actor if they were casting somebody to play Nightwing. In just over 12 hours, more than 60,000 people voted in the poll.

The options were “recognizable movie star,” “a badass martial artist,” Romani,” and “vulnerable, emotional.” At the time this article was published, “a badass martial artist” was solidly in first place, with almost half of the total votes. “Vulnerable, emotional” was in second place.

That’s a good sign, as is seems to suggest that fans (and McKay) are more interested in focusing on Nightwing’s acrobatics and emotional depth rather than just star power. However, casual fans might be a little confused by the presence of the third option, “Romani.” Although Dick was a generic, unspecified and presumably “white” hero in his debut in 1940’s Detective Comics #38. However, Gotham Knights #20 in 2001, writer Devin Grayson revealed that Nightwing was part Romani, a nomadic, often-persecuted ethnic group in central Europe.

“I didn’t change his ethnicity from one thing to another, he had no ethnicity,” Grayson explained in a book about the history of the character. “The truth is, we never talk about that stuff, we just make assumptions, and in this case those assumptions are based on a really boring, banal, and in many ways harmful representation of America.”

This aspect of Nightwing’s character has never made it to the screen before, and it’s not usually not depicted or addressed in the comics, but Batman writer Tom King confirmed that his Romani roots were canon, writing on Twitter that, “yes, that heritage is essential to who Dick is” in 2015.

So, we’ll see if Warner Bros. ends up casting an actor of Romani descent to play Nightwing, rather than whitewashing this admittedly unpublicized aspect of his character. At the very least, though, it’s great to see that McKay’s asking the question.

However, that’s not all progressive DC fans want from Nightwing. One reply to the poll suggested a fifth quality to look for in a potential actor:

“His ability to act alongside a disabled actress?” Twitter user @dinahsoracle replied. “Or am i being /too/ hopeful. :p”

If the “oracle” in the Twitter handle didn’t tip you off, the question was an allusion to Barbara Gordon’s identity as Oracle, her superhero identity during the decades she spent in a wheelchair. The “New 52” reboot changed DC canon, making it so that Barbara was no longer paralyzed, but there are many fans who miss the representation Oracle offered as a disabled hero. And, there are fans who miss Oracle and Nightwing’s romantic relationship. Could any of that be in store for Nightwing?

“I love you so much,” is all McKay responded.

Dick and Barbara. 

The Nightwing movie does not have a release date yet, though there is reportedly a big update on its status coming later this month.

Photos via DC, DC Comics

The Fortnite Season 6 Hunting Party Challenge continues, and much like Week 2, this one’s all bout the new wolf character that’s stalking everyone else. Here’s how to solve the new loading screen puzzle and find that secret star.

Fortnite Season 6, Week 3 began Thursday morning at 9 a.m., and even though hardly anybody has had the time to blaze through all seven of the new challenges, the Hunting Party loading screen leaked days ago. Whenever a player completes all seven challenges in a given week, it unlocks a unique Hunting Party loading screen. In each, there’s a clue hinting at an in-game location where players can them claim a secret, usually either a Banner or Battle Star.

Get your running shoes on because Timed Trials have returned to Fortnite for this Season 6 Week 3 challenge.

Week 3 of Fortnite: Battle Royale’s Season 6 began at 9 a.m. on Thursday, and Timed Trials are included as a Premium Battle Pass Challenge. The specific locations have changed completely from the Timed Trials from Season 5, so, unfortunately, previous maps won’t be worth anything these days.

The latest in the endless string of Avengers 4 fan theories could plug one of the most glaring MCU plot holes since Captain America: The Winter Soldier debuted in 2014.

In case you forgot, the big twist of Winter Soldier is that Hydra hijacked the entire system, and one of the names that’s deemed a threat to the evil organization is Stephen Strange — before he even becomes a sorcerer. So what gives and how does it connect to Avengers 4?

The bad guys are teaming up in the new trailer for Glass. The third movie in M. Night Shyamalan’s original superhero series will culminate as “The Horde” (James McAvoy) and “Mr. Glass” (Samuel L. Jackson) team up to break out of their confinement inside a mental institution.

On Thursday, Universal released the second trailer for Glass, set for release in theaters in January. Aside from the return of McAvoy, Jackson, and Bruce Willis as retired security guard David Dunn, the film introduces Sarah Paulson as Dr. Ellie Staple, a psychiatrist who treats patients who believe they are superhumans (and they’re kind of right).