Last week TheWrap reported that Adam Driver, who plays Adam Sackler in HBO’s Girls, was on the shortlist of candidates to play Batman’s former sidekick Nightwing (also known as an exiled Robin) in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman film. The news seemed plausible enough, but it happened to be unbeknownst to Driver himself. He told The Huffington Post recently that the casting is a completely unsubstantiated rumor.
“No, it isn’t,” he said when asked if the rumor was true. “Not as far as I know … there’s no truth to it. I don’t know whoever put it on there.”
Driver didn’t seem opposed to the idea, but he also had a hard time thinking the public would be pleased with the casting. The Huffington Post notified him that many fans were intrigued by the possibility.
“Yeah, and there are probably just as many [who said], ‘Fuck! What the Hell?’”