With the Netflix series Marvel’s Iron Fist, AMC’s Into The Badlands, and the massive success of Deadpool 2, actor Lewis Tan’s name and face are becoming more mainstream. With doors opening for the young British-born, LA-raised entertainer, Tan has now set his eyes on one role specifically. Judging by an image taken and posted in June, it seems that role may be a definite possibility.
Tan, the son of legendary director/stuntman Philip Tan who’s first film job in the US was Tim Burton’s Batman, has been openly professing how much he would love to play Dick Grayson/Nightwing in Director Chris McKay’s Nightwing. So much so that in earlier tweets, he posted fan art depicting himself as the former Batman protégé. However, the image that had people talking was the one he tweeted outside DC’s headquarters.
— Lewis Tan (@TheLewisTan) June 11, 2018
In an interview with That Hashtag Show, Tan talked about that tweet he posted:
I know Chris McKay wants a martial artist, right, so that’s out there. He’s following me on Twitter, you know…there’s a lot of good juju vibes out there for that. Nothing that I can say that is confirmed. This is a project that he’s still developing and I sat down with DC, with some of the executives at DC, and they’re big fans, I’m a big fan, obviously. My father came to America, because of Batman… and, you know, I definitely want to see that come full circle and give back. Im not trading in my Marvel roots, because they started me, but DC started my dad, so it would be nice to go over there and play around and find the right thing. So we’re looking for the right thing and there were a lot of different talks and Nightwing was one of those that were mentioned, so we’ll see.
Time will tell what McKay decides, but judging by Tan’s look, his experience with martial arts, his comfort with comic-themed stories and his devotion to wanting to play the character, choosing Tan would be a solid choice.
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