Justice League director Zack Snyder wanted Carrie Kelley as Batman’s sidekick Robin in the DC Extended Universe.
Earlier this week, Zack Snyder teased that the death of Dick Grayson’s Robin will be explored in his highly-anticipated Justice League cut, which is coming to the WarnerMedia streaming service HBO Max. Now, Snyder has revealed that he planned on introducing Carrie Kelley’s Robin into the DC Extended Universe.
While responding to a fan’s question on Vero, Zack Snyder said that he planned to keep Dick Grayson dead and bring in Carrie Kelley as the first on-screen Robin in the DC Extended Universe. Here’s the full exchange between Snyder and the fan:
Created by Frank Miller in 1986, Carrie Kelley was introduced in the four-issue comic book miniseries The Dark Knight Returns. She became Robin after saving Batman from the Mutant Leader and adopted the identities of Catgirl and Batwoman in the two Dark Knight Returns sequels.
Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League will be coming to WarnerMedia’s brand new streaming service sometime next year. Warner Bros. will be reassembling the original cast and post-production crew in order to record new additional dialogue, as well as finish the film’s visual effects and score to bring the director’s original vision for the DC Extended Universe team-up flick to fruition. However, it remains unclear as to whether or not the studio will release the film as one long four-hour cut or if it will be divided up into six episodes for the streaming service.
Here’s the official synopsis for Zack Snyder’s Justice League:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Zack Snyder, the film stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut will be released on HBO Max in 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news surrounding the DC Extended Universe and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video content in the future!