Fans Push for Matt Cohen as “Nightwing”

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It was announced a few weeks ago that Warner Bros. was planning to make a film on Nightwing (also known as Dick Grayson), with The Lego Batman Movie director Chris McKay.

The film would join the rise of the DC Universe films, as Justice League, Wonder Woman and Aquaman are scheduled to release over the next few years. More DC Universe films have also been announced or are in the works, including a solo Batman film.

With news of the Nightwing film, fans are pushing for actor Matt Cohen to be considered for the role and using the hashtag, #MattForNightwing.

Cover of Nightwing vol. 4, #4 (November 2016) – art by Ivan Reis.

Matt definitely looks like Nightwing. You can see that by comparing his photos to the art of Nightwing. He’s also a fantastic actor with recurring roles on General Hospital, Supernatural, Kings of Con and How to Get Away with Murder.

One plus is that Matt already has quite a following. He currently has 239,000 followers on Twitter, 171,000 followers on Instagram and 40,000 followers on Facebook. He’s regularly seen at conventions, such as the Supernatural convention and the General Hospital convention and he’s one of the most likable and genuine people in his various fandoms.

Understandably, the role could already be cast. But, it’s cool to see when fans rally behind their favorite actors to support them in roles and it really speaks volumes to the fandom and how much they respect Matt.

We asked fans to tell us why Matt should be Nightwing and we received a ton of replies. See what some of the fans are saying on twitter below.

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