Ever since it was revealed that in the new DC Extended Universe Robin existed and died, many fans were excited to maybe one day get the “A Death in the Family” or “Under the Red Hood” story arcs. However, the reveal of Jared Leto’s Joker had fans in a frenzy coming up with as many out there theories they could think of.
One of the most outlandish theories that still gets talked about today is one where the Joker and Jason Todd (Robin) are one in the same. That an event causes the former Robin not to die but instead turn into the Batman’s biggest villain. A little different spin on this theory is that the original Joker captures and turns Robin into a version of himself before disappearing.
Today those theories can be put to rest because Zack Snyder director of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and one of the architects of the DC Extended Universe has come out and stated how Robin died. In an interview with IGN Snyder states while talking about how the death of Robin shaped Batman that:
“In my mind it was that Robin had died about ten years earlier in some run in with a young Joker. So that was an interesting thing to me. Sorta a fun backstory to play with.”
Finally the talk about Jason Todd being the Joker can be put to rest. Would you like to see the future Batman solo film take on one of the above story arcs or maybe both? Be sure to tell us what you think in the comments section below.