Just in case you weren’t aware of this, there’s a rumor (well, really more just fan-speculation) going around that the incarnation of The Joker that Jared Leto will play in the DC Extended Universe actually used to be Batman’s sidekick, Robin.
This seems to have stemmed solely from the fact that in Frank Miller’s much-maligned The Dark Knight Strikes Back, Dick Grayson goes doolally and reinvents himself as the new Clown Prince Of Crime. Plus, there’s that defaced Robin statue in the Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice trailer, along with Bruce Wayne’s line: “20 years in Gotham, how many good guys are left? How many stayed that way?”
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Now, getting back to that statue, a Redditor has come across some new evidence that might just add some weight to this theory. As you can see from the image above, there appears to be bullet holes or indents on the shoulders which seem to match up with a couple of scars displayed by The Joker in that first officially released image of Leto as the character. Hardy what you’d call irrefutable evidence, but definitely something worth considering.
What do you guys think? Any chance this version of The Joker was Robin at one point? Sound off below!
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice lands in theaters on March 25, 2016.