It was a couple of years ago now that some Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice rumours pointed to Robin’s costume being on display in the Batcave, and ever since the film hit theaters and the defaced suit was revealed, fans have widely assumed that it surely belongs to Jason Todd, the Robin murdered by the Joker.
However, if Zack Snyder was willing to take Superman’s pal Jimmy Olsen and turn the photographer into a CIA agent who gets shot in the head, there’s every chance that the suit could have belonged to one of the other heroes to have held the mantle of the Boy Wonder (Dick Grayson, for example). And now, it seems like that may indeed be the case.
Taking to Vero as he so often does, Snyder teased this week that the Robin suit glimpsed in Batman V Superman may not actually be Todd’s.
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Interesting, right? Of course, many would argue that it doesn’t really matter whether the suit belonged to Jason Todd or someone else, as it’s there simply to act as a reminder for Bruce and to fuel him to continue doing what he does. In fact, Geoff Johns echoed that very sentiment back when the film released, saying:
“You can extrapolate that if Batman kept his suit like that, it’s a reminder. He’s displayed the suit of a fallen ally, fallen friend in the center of the Batcave. It’s right there for a reason, and part of it is to fuel him to continue to do what he does.”
Now, it’s entirely possible that Snyder’s just having some fun with his fans here, and truthfully, many are probably hoping that’s the case as a lot of folks desperately want to see Todd in the DCEU. Or, more specifically, the character he later becomes: Red Hood.
As fans know, the Joker’s brutal beating wasn’t the end for Todd. He was later resurrected as the gun-toting vigilante Red Hood, which pitted him against his old allies Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson. There’s been no word on whether an appearance from Red Hood is actually planned for the future of the franchise – though rumors sprang up this week saying he’d be in The Batman, only for that story to later be debunked – but we’ll remain hopeful that the studio will one day find a way to weave him in.
Until that point comes, however, tell us, do you think the Robin suit seen in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice belongs to Jason Todd? Have your say in the usual place.