Fans have been pondering the relevance of the ‘Robin suit’ in Batman v Superman ever since the first trailer gave us a brief glimpse of the mysterious, spray-painted armour – but now the reason behind it has finally been disclosed by Warner Bros. Studios and it may have more implications moving forward than previously thought.
For those of you who don’t follow the comics, there’s a very famous storyline involving a character named Jason Todd, who eventually becomes Robin (2.0) after Dick Grayson, to be brutally honest, man’s up and ventures out from Batman’s shadow to become Nightwing.
Ever since Batman v Superman was announced almost two years ago, DC Comics fans have been wondering what storyline the new franchise would follow, having seen Christopher Nolan explore a younger Batman in his Dark Knight trilogy, it was speculated that Warner Bros. Studios would push for a much older, grittier Batman – the one we eventually saw this year in Batman v Superman.
With a whole DC Universe in the works, including a solo Batman film, the upcoming Suicide Squad and of course the two-part Justice League juggernaut, the studio clearly felt it was time to shed light on what story we can expect.
During a live Facebook broadcast of the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in Hollywood, a studio exec appeared to confirm the Jason Todd/Joker story-line whilst stopped in front of the Robin suit that we see Ben Affleck‘s Bruce Wayne stand in front of during the blockbuster.
This new found information clearly helps make sense of Ben Affleck’s involvement in the upcoming Suicide Squad, which sees the Dark Knight take on Jared Leto‘s Joker, who as fans of the comics will already know, is the man responsible for killing Batman’s young protege, Robin – as seen by the markings on the suit in Batman v Superman.We’ll have to wait for Suicide Squad to make it’s debut later this year before we know for sure if the Jason Todd storyline is true, but with the way Ben Affleck has already portrayed his Bruce Wayne/Batman character, it’s certainly going to get very exciting.