Rumor: Zack Snyder’s Son May Play Robin In Batman V Superman


Straight from the site whose rumors have mostly panned out to be fact, Heroic Hollywood is hearing through the grapevine that Eli Snyder — son of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice helmer Zack Snyder — will be appearing as Jason Todd, a.k.a. the dead Robin, in the upcoming 2016 film.  If this is true, it won’t be Eli Snyder’s first time being on camera.  In the past, he’s appeared in two of his father’s films — as a young Leonidas in 300 (2006), and as a young Rorschach in Watchmen (2009).

Audiences watching the latest Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer released at Comic-Con 2015 will remember the Robin memorial scene — Robin’s suit vandalized with a taunting message to Batman — and know that Bruce Wayne has already experienced the death of a family member.  Heroic Hollywood is reporting that Eli Snyder may have a flashback scene with Jared Leto’s Joker torturing him before killing him — an obvious homage to the Death in the Family storyline from the Batman comics.

Eli Snyder is currently attending Maranatha High School and plays varsity football as a star quarterback.  He’s committed to attending UCLA in the fall and will major in film.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Official Synopsis: Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has a United States release date of March 25, 2016.  It will be directed by Zack Snyder, written by Chris Terrio from a story by David Goyer and Zack Snyder, and will star Henry Cavill as Clark Kent / Superman, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne / Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Tao Okamoto as Mercy Graves, Holly Hunter as a United States Senator, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone / Cyborg, and Callan Mulvey, Scoot McNairy, and Jena Malone in unspecified roles.

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