I don't know how this would make sense without the Batman connection.
I have a pretty good idea.
Pretty much, Dick Grayson has the same origin, he was an acrobat in the circus as a kid. His parents were murdered by an insurance thug. There we jump years later, Dick is in his early twenties in Blüdhaven, a pretty gritty city much like Gotham though not as bad or big, working in any job he can find. He still keeps up his skill in acrobatic and also takes a few marshal arts class. I picture the plot being a girl being chased by the mafia or something and Dick getting involved, mainly using his acrobatic ability. (think classic Jackie Chan) Eventually he puts on a mask to take the bad guys out. And thus Nightwing is born
Meh....I'd have to agree with Kalicki Joe here.
Without the connection and foundation that he is Batman's former protege/partner...you lose a key part of the character and it becomes just another generic action movie. And with Nightwing not being as iconic as Superman, Wonder Woman, or Batman...the Nightwing film without a Batman connection becomes a straight to DVD Batman wannabe.
Completely pointless. Even Random's pitch, which could potentially work as a movie on its own, would go down as one of those dumb cash-ins like Steel that's bashed for years as not having anything to do with the character he spun off from.
The whole appeal of the Nightwing character is the grown up sidekick aspect.
That would just be another Batman movie.
I wonder if they would ever make it like Grayson (the fan film , you've not seen it you have to , it's that cool)
The only thing more over-rated than Grayson is Batman: Dead End. It's like watching an episode of the Adam West show trying to take itself seriously. Dead End is just like reading a Jim Lee (over-rated IMO FYI) illustrated issue of Batman, only without the words.
Agreed , I like Nightwing but with no batman connection it'll seem like a batman rip off , it would even have a similar story
I definitely wouldn't consider my pitch a batman rip off at all. (Kinda sick of people saying that) I wouldn't have conventional hero costumes, or batarangs, etc. But it wouldn't be anything totally original either