While anyone who knows Batman’s history has probably never had any doubt as to actually owned the Robin suit glimpsed in Batman V Superman, it’s fair to say we now have confirmation.
A video posted on the Warner Bros Studio Tour Facebook page – though now removed – gave out the confirmation that the suit did indeed belong to the second Robin, Jason Todd.
Now, in the comics Todd was murdered by the Joker in the controversial storyline A Death In The Family and the appearance of the suit in the movie, while an awesome little easter egg, really convinced fans that the movie universe will see Todd dying – probably at the hands of Jared Leto’s Joker.
Anyway, while so far we’ve just been guessing that that is who owned the suit, the video saw a virtual tour of the Warner Bros Studio Tour in which the tour guide comes across the suit from the movie and says: “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.”
The most interesting thing about this is that the video was official and therefore, despite – or maybe because of – being removed we have to consider it correct.
The other thing is that there’s been a long standing rumour that the standalone Ben Affleck Batman movie (here) would focus on the Red Hood story which would see Todd brought back to life by Talia Al Ghul in the Lazarus Pit and becoming the anti-hero Red Hood.
Could this be a big part of the DC Cinematic universe spelled out already?
Well, only time will tell.