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Identity of dead Robin in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice seems to have been revealed

May 23rd, 2016 by Marc Comments

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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.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….