A ‘Suicide Squad’ Member Killed Robin

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*POTENTIAL SPOILER ALERT* If you have not seen Suicide Squad yet and want to go in with as little information as possible, the information revealed in this article can be a potential spoiler for those wanting to uncover the easter eggs for themselves. You have been warned.

After months of anticipation, Suicide Squad is now in theaters for fans to see. It has been getting negative critical reviews, and many have been leaving the film with mixed reactions with two of our own writers having both a negative and positive outlook on the film. But I’d argue that audiences should go check it out for themselves – especially if you are a major DC comics fan because if that were the case, you would have a ball keeping an eye on the many easter eggs that David Ayer’s film is riddled with.

One of the most interesting easter eggs that helped lend to the continuity of the DC Extended Universe was one involving the fate of Jason Todd AKA Robin, who was revealed to have been killed when Bruce Wayne walked passed the graffitied suit in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. During Harley Quinn’s introduction scene,  there is a reference to her having a hand in Robin’s death. It is an easter egg that only laser-focused fans may notice, but it definitely caught my interest when I saw it in the film.

The prospect of having Harley Quinn involved in Robin’s death adds an intriguing narrative to Batman’s story as the DCEU continues to roll along. In fact, it adds a bit more nuance to the scene in the film where Batman rescues her after the Joker’s Lamborghini crashes into the water. I hope that more of this is explored in Ben Affleck’s untitled Batman film, and assuming that Margot Robbie reprises her role in that, Harley and Batsy’s next confrontation will be an exciting one.

You can see Suicide Squad in theaters now.

 

Noah Villaverde

Noah Villaverde

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  • I can’t say this enough. The Joker’s car is NOT a Lambo, it’s a G35 with a custom body kit from a company called Vaydor. They are a company who sells a kit that people can buy for $11,000 and apply it to their own car. The car is completely unique and again, is not a Lambo.

    • xxjinzaxx

      The only Lambo in the movie was El Diablo, homes. Fyah!

    • SAMURAI36

      Eh, it’s meant to look like a Lambo, so it’s a Lambo. Not that big of a deal.

  • DeVaughn Lee Brown

    I saw it last night, wtf was the reference to her being involved???

    • sean griffith

      I just seen it. And I can’t even think of what it was.

      • Sverrir Sigfússon

        It flashes in text across the screen with the details on Harley Quinn in the ‘meet the inmates’ montage thing. It’s on screen for maybe a maximum of a second and a half, nearly impossible to read, only caught it in the subtitles. Feels like an afterthought.

  • MistaWu

    I have seen this film twice and I missed this reference both times. What exactly was said that referenced Robin?

    • She was involved with the Robin’s death. That’s it.

    • xxjinzaxx

      Same here. Welp. Guess I’m gonna have to go watch it again!

      • SAMURAI36

        I caught it both times. It’s during her bio scene.

        • xxjinzaxx

          You know what? I’ve decided that I am going to keep accidentally missing that nugget so that I’m forced to keep watching for it again and again.

    • Erwin Lejeune

      When there’s the Harley presentation with all the sentences written, it’s written. It’s very quick and very hard to catch.

  • Dustin Snipes

    It comes up during her title card after her introduction piece. When they show her suicide squad skull.

  • Jewie

    This is why I think they should do Under the Red Hood (or some version of it) for the Batman solo and then include him in the Suicide Squad sequel. He’d have an interesting dynamic with many of the characters (most of whom are Batman villains he may have helped put away) and especially Harley if she was involved with his death.

    • Frank Pepito

      My friend and I were having a discussion about UTRH last night coming home from the movie. He’s a fan of UTRH and believes the Joker is Jason Todd. He wants to see Jason Todd or at least learn more about how he died. I told him I foresaw the bigger problem being the rest of the world who are NOT well-versed in comic book lore being completely lost when hearing “Jason Todd was Robin”. They are the same people who during the BvS trailers asked, “Why are Batman and Superman fighting?” Readers of The Dark Knight Returns, Byrne’s Man of Steel and other stories since 1987 are not surprised by the above references. But I now realize WB and Snyder confused far too many people who would’ve gone to pay money to see BvS with the familiar-to-me-but-not-familiar-to-those-who-only-know-Batman-and-Superman-watching_Superfriends crowd. Anyway, my point to him was if you get into that backstory and it’s about Jason Todd, the filmmakers have to spend a lot of time catching up all the non-comic book geeks on the legacy of Robin and the different heroes who’ve worn the mantle. I’d love to see Nightwing, but damn, DC is having a hard enough time getting people (and f-ing critics) to enjoy just these first two three movies. I think we can wait a movie or two before tacking the Robin/Joker issue anytime soon and see something fresh and less challenging for the lowest common denominators in the audience. It’s tough, but I’m of the mind that WB and Snyder have to find a successful balance between Snyder’s fanboy love and making non-fanboys and girls be interested in spending a lot more money to see more DC movies that don’t make them feel lost because of the different/dark tone.

      • Jewie

        Agreed, but I don’t think it would be that difficult to get across. You can have a movie where Batman brings Tim Drake into the fold as a new Robin, which would bring Nightwing around to tell him it might not be a great idea. This can lead to flashbacks to Jason Todd’s time as Robin and eventual death. I kind of envision a cross of the Killing Joke and Death in the Family where Joker paralyzes Barbara, kidnaps Nightwing (who’s dating Barbara) and Robin and makes Batman choose between them. Batman saves Nightwing first and boom. Death of the Batfamily. Anyway, the Red Hood shows up around Gotham and from there it can hit similar beats from the comics except he has a much more singular focus on Tim Drake. The flashbacks can be split throughout the main story until the reveal. That might still be a bit much though.

    • SAMURAI36

      Joker definitely needs a film more or less dedicated to him at this point. And I agree, that UTRH is the right subject matter for it.