by: S. Scott Stanikmas
One of the cooler bits of the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer was the spray-painted suit that Bruce Wayne stares at. When you freeze the screen you can see the spraypainted words HA HA HA JOKE’S ON YOU BATMAN. But if you look a little closer, you’ll see the suit has an “R” emblazoned on the chest.
Astute comic book fans automatically make the correlation between this and the old-school Batman storyline A Death in the Family, where the Joker brutally murdered the second Robin, Jason Todd.
That got fans to thinking maybe we’d see a quick nod to that story in BVS, and now it seems we might get more than a passing mention.
Heroic Hollywood has sources that say we will definitely see a flashback scene in which the Joker is responsible for the demise of the Boy Wonder.
But just who will be playing Robin? It would seem that nepotism rules on the Warner Bros lot.
Set photographer Clay Enos snapped a pic of director Zack Snyder and his son Eli with the caption “Boy wonder?” under it. Obviously, this doesn’t mean that he’s playing Robin in the film, it could just be Enos’ fun way of referencing Snyder’s son.
That would make sense. The elder Snyder has used his son in his films before, playing a young Leonidas in 300 and a young Rorschach in Watchmen. It would only make sense for Eli to get another cameo in yet another of his dad’s films.
But this means the older Robin may be relegated to just a flashback scene. If the studio wanted to revisit the past, it would seem more prudent to put a bigger name in the domino mask, just in case they felt like doing something else later on. This tells me we’ll get a glimpse of this Robin and probably nothing more.
For now, this is just a rumor though. Nothing has been set in stone. For all we know by the time next March rolls around this scene could hit the cutting room floor, but it would be a sweet little piece of history for us longtime comic book fans.