In addition to the previous batch of official Batman Vs. Superman spoilers ranging from a description of the fight, The Flash scene, Wonder Woman battling Doomsday, and Darkseid, now Ben Afflek offers further details about Robin.
EW.com spoke with Affleck about the movie last week where the subject of Robin was brought up, with Affleck confirming the character’s death.
“He’s bitterly disappointed in the past that he’s lost this guy who fought by his side. That character’s death must have been devastating to him, and he’s suffered,” Affleck said. “We get the sense that he’s suffered a lot of devastating losses before this movie even starts.”
It’s unclear which Robin wil be dead in Batman Vs. Superman, but in the comics, Jason Todd is killed by the Joker only to come back as the Batman villain, the Red Hood. Interestingly enough, Red Hood and Jason Todd are rumored for the solo Ben Affleck Batman movie in an adaptation of the comic book storylines, “A Death in the Family” and “Under The Hood.” The same rumor also suggested Dick Grayson may appear as Nightwing in the solo Batman movie and even get a mention in Batman Vs. Superman.
WB has yet to announce that Ben Affleck will direct the solo Batman movie, but Affleck tells EW.com he hasn’t ruled it out.
“There’s definitely willingness and a will and a desire to make a Batman movie on the part of Warner Brothers. It’s in development, and right now I’m really focused on finishing Live By Night,” said Affleck. “That’s where my focus is, and I tend to be a one movie at a time guy. So, when I’m finished with this movie, I’ll then focus on my next movie and figure out what that will be.”
Affleck also previously offered the guilt Batman harbors for whatever happened to Robin is directed toward Superman.
“He’s projecting his own sense of failure, his own sense of disillusionment, his own cynicism onto Superman,” Affleck said.
Likewise, DC Entertainment chief creative officer Geoff Johns wouldn’t confirm which Robin’s costume is featured in the Batcave.
“We’ll be exploring that,” says Johns, who has consulted on the full slate. “No one says specifically the name of which Robin that is.”
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has a March 25, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter as Senator Finch and Tao Okamoto as Mercy Graves.
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
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