For decades, Batman has arguably stood the test of time as DC's most famous hero, and his silver screen adventures have become some of the most highly anticipated blockbusters of the modern era. Ben Affleck is the latest actor to don the cape and cowl, and the iconic, aging hero has handily become one of the strongest aspects of the entire DCEU. The character is set to appear in a wide variety of critical DC films over the course of the next few years, but arguably none is more vital than the main event: Matt Reeves' highly anticipated solo Batman movie.
Considering the fact that Batman truly represents the lynchpin of the entire DCEU right now, there are plenty of vital Batman-related plot threads that his solo film will need to address when it finally hits theaters. With that in mind, we have compiled a list of the six most important Batman questions that Matt Reeves (who is currently experiencing insane critical success with War for the Planet of the Apes) and Ben Affleck will need to answer. Let's kick this list off with one of the DCEU's largest mysteries: what exactly happened to Jason Todd before the events of Dawn of Justice?
How Exactly Did Jason Todd Die?
The seminal A Death in the Family storyline has been slowly but surely teased for the DCEU ever since Batfleck first gazed upon Jason Todd's tattered Robin uniform during the events of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Suicide Squad carried that torch even further by revealing that Harley Quinn was actually responsible for the death of the second Boy Wonder, but the solo Batman movie needs to finally clue us in on the key details surrounding Jason's death. Was Harley really responsible, or was she simply covering for her beloved Mr. J? Was Jason killed in an explosion like in the comics? Has he returned as Red Hood yet? These are all questions that absolutely demand answers from Reeves and Affleck.
What Caused Dick Grayson To Walk Away From Bruce?
While DC fans know Nightwing's backstory intimately, most mainstream audiences likely don't know that he's the first Robin who strikes out on his own after a falling out with Bruce Wayne. That's a fundamental concept that will likely play an enormous role in Chris McKay's upcoming Nightwing solo movie, and the seeds for that rift will need to show up in the DCEU before Nightwing debuts. While Batgirl or Gotham City Sirens could certainly include scenes to help set that up, the solo Batman movie still stands out as the best place to lay that narrative groundwork. What happened between these two heroes, and how has their relationship changed in the years since Jason Todd died?