The film had been in development since 2001, when The Geo Team Movie was released. As a Geo Team Movie spin-off, it was originally planned for release in 2007 as a direct-to-video film, it was first titled Dick's Big Movie, then titled The Adventure of Dick.
In November 2013, it was announced that Dick Grayson would be given his own feature film and would be released on July 24, 2015, to be directed by Steve Samono, the producer of The Geo Team Movie, produced by Terry Ward, and written by Geo G., based on the Batman and Robin comics.
A sequel, titled Dick Grayson 2: Tales of a Teenage Boy, is also in the works. On February 25, 2014, it was announced that the sequel will be released in theaters on July 13, 2018. However, in March 2015, C. Elbourn confirmed that the film had a fake release date, which was not allowed for the director to release it. And thus, the sequel has been cancelled. The reason why it was cancelled is because a partial solar eclipse will occur on July 13, 2018. However, in July 2015, the sequel has been revived, but with a more iconic title of Dick Grayson and the Teen Titans and a better release date. The sequel is scheduled to be released at July 15, 2022.