Stop fighting it Tim!
The comic book fates want you two to be together!
"I’m not batman, I have friends." Pre52 Tim Drake was the best D:
[Birds of Prey - Manhunt 3]
Anson Mount as Bruce Wayne/Batman
John Hurt as Alfred Pennyworth
Tyler Hoechlin as Dick Grayson/Nightwing
Logan Lerman as Tim Drake/Robin
Anna Kendrick as Barbara Gordon
In my proposed solo Batflick, it would definitely not be an origin story. There’d be flashbacks at best. Batman would have been active for at least four or five years. Dick would already be independently operating as Nightwing. His and Bruce’s relationship would be similar to theirs in the animated series. Bruce would have just started training Tim. There’d be at least one mention of Jason Todd, but he’d still be thought dead. Barbara Gordon wouldn’t be Batgirl, she’d just be Gordon’s daughter (for now).
I’d use villains we’ve never seen in film, before reintroducing villains that appeared in Nolan’s trilogy or past Batman films, in order to establish this new post-Man of Steel-universe. Guys like Anarky, Mad Hatter, or Killer Croc.
If you ever wanted one photo that captured Dick, Damian, and Tim, this is it.
Dick, I remember you swinging down to the ground as your parents climbed the ladder. Your mother went first. Your father followed. And then it happened. Their trapeze rope snapped, and they fell. I turned away…I couldn’t watch. Then I heard you crying and I turned back and saw you holding onto them, and I began crying too.”
Remember Todd Richards?
Or that time when Bruce dropped ALL OF HIS ISSUES on Tim. The curl, the almost-match, that fucking name. I bet those glasses were Martha Wayne’s or something.