Dead Robin’s Identity in ‘Batman v Superman’ Confirmed


With regard to Robin’s fate, it shouldn’t come to much surprise that the ongoing DCU will take inspiration from the Red Hood storyline. Zack Snyder and his crew suggested as much when they showed the boy wonder’s vacant, vandalized and memorialized suit loom mournfully in Batman’s cave within Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and now, it’s official. The studio has confirmed the identity belongs to none other than Jason Todd, which all-but-confirms his fate in Ben Affleck’s forthcoming solo movie.

For those who are unaware, it was Jason Todd’s Robin who was killed by the Joker, only to be resurrected as the antihero Red Hood, a vigilante unafraid to kill. And while it’s unclear if, when or where the Red Hood angle will appear in forthcoming films, the Joker stray paint over Robin’s lost suit suggests Jared Leto’s interpretation of the villainous character is the one responsible for his downfall. And now WB Studio Tour Hollywood guide John confirms this is the studio’s plan in the following video found on their official Facebook page.

Here is the quote in question:

“This was one of the big things from Batman v Superman, right across this way. The Jason Todd Robin suit. Spray painted on the front ‘Ha ha. The joke’s on you Batman’. Those of you that know the storyline, know what happened to this Robin. Comic book fans, unite!”

This shouldn’t come as much of a shock to fans, but rather a solid confirmation for what’s to come in the next few years. And, I believe, it’ll only make Affleck’s character stronger — especially as his own solo film elaborates more on The Dark Knight’s morality, struggling insecurities and the weight carried endlessly on his shoulders in the wake of his sidekick’s passing. It’s pretty exciting stuff. Hopefully, though, WB can make it worth our while when the time is right.

Source: Batman News


Will Ashton

Will Ashton

Will is a writer for Heroic Hollywood, and a lot of other places too. One day he'll become Jack Burton. Just you wait and see.