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Lewis Tan Clarifies Comments About Meeting With DC For Nightwing

Lewis Tan isn't taking to the skies as Nightwing just yet. 

The actor, known for playing Zhou Cheng on Marvel's Iron Fist and Shatterstar in Deadpool 2, has come forward to address the recent news that DC Films had met with him about possibly taking on the role of Dick Grayson's crime-fighting alter ego for the upcoming Nightwing movie.

According to an original report by That Hashtag Show and confirmed on Tan's Twitter page, the actor scored a meeting with DC in mid-June to apparently discuss his suitability to play Nightwing. At the time, Tan stated that the sit-down talk did, in fact, involve conversations about the Nightwing film. 

"I sat down with DC, with some of the executives at DC, and they're big fans, I'm a big fan, obviously," Tan told THS when asked if he would actually play Nightwing in the future. "We're looking for the right thing. There were a lot of different talks, and Nightwing was one of those that were mentioned, so we'll see."

Tan has since taken to social media to further clarify his comments, again explaining that the interview was for several potential roles and not just Nightwing — so fans shouldn't put the cart before the horse (the mask before the man?) and assume that he's completely locked in for the gig. 

"Hey guys, I love all the support but to clarify what I said in the interview, I met with DC but not specifically for that project," Tan wrote on Twitter. "I love Nightwing and if the chance came I would love to show what I would do with the character."

Though Tan isn't totally tied to the role of Nightwing, the amount of positive feedback he's received after people heard he was even in contention is a wonderful sign, as seems to suggest that if DC does officially tap him for the part, his casting will go down as one of the best in recent Hollywood history — and that's not something we can say for all movies.

The LEGO Batman Movie filmmaker Chris McKay is set to direct Nightwing. The project is currently without a release date.