Batman v Superman: Affleck Talks Loss Of Robin


Robin’s death has deeply affected Batman in Batman v Superman

Saying Batman’s iconic partner Robin is dead in Batman v Superman might be considered a bit of a spoiler, but come on, one look at that suit and you knew something seriously nasty happened to the boy wonder prior to the events of this movie. And Ben Affleck talked about how devastating such a loss was to Batman and what kind of mental space that puts him in before Batman v Superman even begins:

"He’s bitterly disappointed in the past that he’s lost this guy who fought by his side. That character’s death must have been devastating to him, and he’s suffered. We get the sense that he’s suffered a lot of devastating losses before this movie even starts."

Affleck also mentions that Wonder Woman helps to inspire him in Batman v Superman:

"If there are more, then maybe that’s hopeful and also terrifying to him, because then they could make humans even more powerless — or they could serve on our side. You’ve got to remember that Batman is the world’s greatest detective, and if he suspects that there may be more, and if he suspects in particular that Diana may be somebody special, he gets inspired."

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The part of Robin being dead isn’t as important as which Robin it is. Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder has made it clear that we don’t necessarily know which Robin it is. But while killing off say Dick Grayson or Tim Drake might be a bit suprising, it would also cut off many possbilities without a whole lot of necessary re-arranging of roles. Sure, Dick Grayson could become Red Hood, but why do that when you have a perfectly good blueprint for that path with Jason Todd? Same thing with there only ever being one Robin. Batman has a lot of direct impact on the DC universe, and one of those impacts is training several heroes that break out on their own and have their own legacies. I seriously hope they don’t hamstring themselves before they even get started just for a pointless twist or shock value. We’ll find out March 25th, when Batman v Superman opens in theaters.

h/t CBM