For those Vampire Diaries fans hoping Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy Gilbert) might make his way over to Arrow as comic book character Nightwing, keep hoping. According to Zap2it, Steven has admitted that, thus far, he has not been offered the role of Nightwing, despite active campaigning on his part. Read on to find out more!
It’s no secret that Steven wants to play Nightwing. After reading the comic books last year and becoming a huge fan of CW show Arrow (who isn’t?), Steven made several moves to express his extreme interest in filling the iconic role. Not only has Steven posted multiple photos of his “Nightwing training,” he’s also attended a hockey game with Arrow star Stephen Amell and met with the Arrow writers. “Had some superhero conversations with the executives this weekend @ARROWwriters,” he tweeted in November, along with a photo from the writers’ room.
Now, just because Steven hasn’t been cast, doesn’t mean he won’t. As far as we know, no one has been cast as Nightwing on the superhero show. The show might not even choose to bring the character into its TV world. On the other hand, there has been some speculation that a new, major recurring character for Season 3 that has been announced could be Nightwing. TVLine reports that Arrow is looking to cast “Daniel,” “a handsome, enigmatic and highly intelligent entrepreneur developing groundbreaking technology” who is confident in public, but “privately harbors a tragic past that will drive him to become a tech-powered superhero.” Could this be Nightwing? Probably not — speculation seems to lean toward Daniel being The Blue Beetle — but one never does know. Right now, we’re keeping the hope alive that Steven still has a chance at filling his dream role.
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