The live-action Dungeons & Dragons movie has placed its scaly gaze on Chris McKay for direction, who incidentally is also helming the standalone Nightwing adaptation for the DC Extended Universe.
According to a new report from Variety earlier today, McKay is currently in talks with Paramount Pictures but negotiations have yet to be finalized. However, should McKay be granted the opportunity to direct the Dungeons & Dragons movie, he will be working off a script from David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2) that is being rewritten by Michael Gilio (Kwik Stop) with input from the people at AllSpark Pictures, the new movie studio of Hasbro.
The Dungeons & Dragons movie is part of a larger plan to create a potential cinematic universe exclusively for Hasbro. This includes the G.I. Joe, Micronauts, Transformers, and more, all coexisting in the same timeline in some manner. That being said, not much has been shared for the Dungeons & Dragons movie, especially when considering that the project is slated to premiere in 2021.
McKay just cleaned up his schedule last year after directing The Lego Batman Movie before he was signed by Warner Bros. to take on Nightwing. The superhero project would have to be taking it pretty easy if the director is considering to take on another project. This aspect was also suggested by McKay himself in the previous months but should he go full speed ahead with the Dungeons & Dragons movie, the interruption might end up resulting in a delay for Nightwing.
Warner Bros. has yet to announce a release date for Nightwing. For now, the project looks to be hovering around 2020 or 2021 alongside Man of Steel 2.