Nightwing voice actor Harvey Guillén celebrates his role as Batman’s former sidekick in Harley Quinn Season 3 by sharing some “thicc” fan art.
Nightwing actor Harvey Guillén celebrated his role in HBO’s animated series Harley Quinn with some “thicc” fan art.
Following Guillén’s dramatic debut as the adult Dick Grayson, the actor took to Twitter to retweet fan-created content featuring the former Boy Wonder. The image, by artist Christian Cimoroni, featured a voluptuous version of Dick Grayson. The superhero’s “thicc” fan design quickly drew a string of approving comments from both the actor and fans.
Season 3 of Harley Quinn marking Nightwing’s first appearance and staying true to form, the series was quick to poke fun at the character with Quinn clashing in his monologue at every opportunity. Guilén’s portrayal of the character is soon established as the overly dramatic older brother in the Bat-Family, who reluctantly returns to Gotham after failing as a solo hero. Grayson’s attempts to maintain a dark and gloomy facade are quickly halted by not only Harley Quinn and Ivy, but also his own teammates as he tries to reintegrate and relearn how to work with a team.
Viewers quickly jumped on Twitter, declaring: Harley Quinn‘s version of Nightwing as “peak Nightwing writing.” Guillén responded to much of this, describing the hero as Season 3’s “The Drama” while praising the series’ writers and calling them “amaze balls.”
Nightwing isn’t the only Robin to be parodied in Season 3. The gruesome murder of Jason Todd by Joker also occurs in passing and ironically alludes to DC’s dark timelines. Batman’s family seems to be growing steadily as the series progresses, with both Barbara Gordon’s Batgirl and Damien Wayne’s Robin appearing in recent episodes. Showrunner Patrick Schumacker stated in a recent interview that he wants more Bat-Family in the coming seasons.
Harley Quinn is a series dedicated to satirizing and reimagining DC’s serious and dark content, creating a plethora of opportunities for audiences to experience the characters in new ways. The show’s focus on inclusiveness and social commentary has drawn a lot of support online. Fans were quick to create content that reflected the show’s themes, such as art featuring LGBTQ+ characters and various renditions of the characters.
Harley Quinn Season 3 is now on HBO Max with new episodes every Thursday.