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Will the Batman solo movie feature Barbara Gordon and Dick Grayson?

April 27th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments

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A couple of weeks ago, it was confirmed that Ben Affleck would star and direct in a Batman film. That was the news we’d all been waiting to hear. Reports suggest that Affleck already has a script written for his standalone film and the latest rumours point to the inclusion of two famous comic book characters not yet seen in the DC Extended Universe.

Yes, according to JoBlo (via Squareeyed), Affleck’s Batman film will include both Barbara Gordon and Dick Grayson.

Jena Malone was long rumoured to appear as Gordon in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice but was supposedly cut from the theatrical release. Zack Snyder has adamantly denied that Malone was not playing either Robin or Batgirl, leading many to speculate that she will portray Oracle, another crimefighting partner of Batman.

As for Dick Grayson, it’s long been rumoured that Scott Eastwood is playing Nightwing (Grayson) in this summer’s Suicide Squad, so perhaps it would make sense for him to play a part in the solo Batman film.

Unfortunately, there’s no other specific story details to discuss regarding the Batman film – but it’s looking increasingly likely that Affleck’s Caped Crusader will have a sidekick in the latest cinematic version (Affleck’s Batman is in his forties, after all).

Keep your eyes peeled for Batman v Superman’s extended Ultimate Cut, which will reportedly feature Malone’s scene in the movie and will definitively reveal her mystery character. Also, don’t be surprised if Dick Grayson pops up in Suicide Squad to help Batman against Jared Leto’s Joker.

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.