Join Date: Mar 2013
Re: All Things Superman and Batman: An Open Discussion - Part 10
Rumors have been plenty on Batman vs Superman, the somewhat indirect sequel to Man of Steel which launched a shared movie universe. Initially, Nightwing was reported as an inclusion in the next movie by El Mayimbe of Latino Review, and followed by several rumored contenders for the role, one of which (Adam Driver) has denied such consideration.
Now, adding more validity to the Nightwing rumor, is the efforts of DC Comics by way of trademark registration for Nightwing. The new development certainly lends itself to Nightwing being in the movie, and the exploitation of the property in products and comics.
The official image is not available but is described as the word “NIGHTWING on a bat.”
The registration of the trademark includes:
Clothing for men, women and children – namely, shirts, t-shirts, sweatshirts, jogging suits, trousers, pants, shorts, tank tops, rainwear, cloth baby bibs, skirts, blouses, dresses, suspenders, sweaters, jackets, coats, raincoats, snow suits, ties, robes, hats, caps, sunvisors, belts, scarves, sleepwear, pajamas, lingerie, underwear, boots, shoes, sneakers, sandals, booties, socks, slipper socks, swimwear and masquerade and Halloween costumes and masks sold in connection therewith.
Toys and sporting goods, including games and playthings–namely, action figures and accessories therefor; play sets for action figures; plush toys; balloons; bathtub toys; ride-on toys; equipment sold as a unit for playing card games; toy vehicles; dolls; flying discs; hand held units for playing electronic games other than those adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor; game equipment sold as a unit for playing a board game, a card game, a manipulative game, a parlor game and an action type target game; stand alone video output game machines; jigsaw and manipulative puzzles; paper face masks; skateboards; ice skates; water squirting toys; balls–namely, playground balls, soccer balls, baseballs, basketballs; baseball gloves; swimming floats for recreational use; kickboard flotation devices for recreational use; surfboards; swim boards for recreational use; swim fins; toy bakeware and toy cookware; toy banks; toy snow globes; paper party hats; and Christmas tree ornaments.
It is very common place for trademarks to be secured ahead of a this kind of movie, to enable product development and licensing for the toyetic aspects of the franchise, as well other consumer goods.