Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice may have been released almost two months ago, but the conversations regarding the film’s content has barely slowed down. Fans have tried to dissect and analyze every moment shown on screen, as it served to officially establish the DC Extended Universe. One of the most talked about moments from Dawn of Justice revolved around the Robin costume which was on display in The Batcave. What’s the deal with the spray paint? Which Robin bit the dust? Was it Jared Leto’s Joker? Well, we finally have an answer to at least one of those questions.
Warner Brothers Studios recently took to facebook live in order to give fans a quick virtual taste of the Warner Brothers Studio Tour. While the tour guide gave us glances at all of the props, costumes, and other fun tidbits that are available, he came to the infamous Robin costume from Batman v Superman and confirmed the following:
This was one of the big things from Batman v Superman, right across this way. The Jason Todd/Robin suit. Spray painted on the front, ‘Ha-Ha. The joke’s on you Batman.’ Those of you that know the storyline, know what happened to this Robin.
And just like that, one of the biggest theories from Batman v Superman has finally been confirmed. Jason Todd was the Robin who died at the hands of the Joker.
This doesn’t come as a complete surprise, as comic book fans know this story well. Traditionally, Jason Todd was the second person to take the mantle of Robin, Batman’s sidekick. In the comics, he was recruited when trying to steal tires from the Batmobile, and Bats saw something in him. Unfortunately, reception for Jason Todd was rather dismal back in the day, and so the folks over at DC decided they needed to get rid of Robin 2.0. After letting the fans call in to vote if Todd should die at the hands of the Joker, it was voted yes by a mere 72 vote margin, and he got killed pretty gruesomely. The Joker beats the crap out of him with a crowbar and then blows up the building he is trapped in.
Now that it is confirmed that Batman v Superman used the Jason Todd plotline in the film, this may have implications for further Batman movies in the DCEU. If Ben Affleck and company are staying true to the comics, that means that Dick Grayson may be out there somewhere, hopefully as the badass vigilante Nightwing. Plus, Batman’s confrontation with the Joker in Suicide Squad may address their past together.
We’re sure to get even more information about the history of Batfleck when Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes out on DVD and Blu-ray. We still have those Jena Malone/Barbara Gordon deleted scenes to look forward to, after all.