Posted by Michaela Turcotte
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Michaela Turcotte

This... is Dominic Sherwood.

You may recognize him most recently as Jace from the book-to-tv adaptation of Cassandra Clare's "The Mortal Instruments" series, Shadowhunters. He is also known for playing the role of Christian Ozera in Vampire Academy, and appeared in an episode of Modern Family alongside his girlfriend Sarah Hyland.

However, Sherwood now has his sights set on something bigger. This weekend, while attending Comic-Con International in San Diego, Sherwood tweeted the following:


No doubt inspired by the new DC reveals at the event, which are being praised by fans worldwide, Sherwood has decided he wants a chance to play the DC Comics character Nightwing. Nightwing, better known as Dick Grayson, was first made popular in comic books as Bruce Wayne (Batman)'s sidekick.

It is unclear whether Sherwood is aiming for a role in the DC Cinematic Universe which currently has films slated for every year between 2016 and 2020, or the DC TV universe, which currently consists of four wildly popular television shows based on DC superhero comic books.

Fans of comics and Sherwood alike, are torn. Many were ecstatic and hoping to see response from DC soon:

Others, however, were not so thrilled:

In any case, what can we really expect to come of a simple tweet? Let me know in the comments below what you would think of Dominic Sherwood as Dick Grayson!