‘Batman vs. Superman’ Rumor: This Might Be the Actor Playing Robin
We’ve known for a little while now (according to reports, anyway) that we’ll see Robin in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice via a Bruce Wayne flashback. As previously reported, and as teased via the trailers, we know that Robin is dead in the film — murdered by the Joker, who is apparently still taunting Batman about it. Now it seems we may know who will be playing Robin in the flashback.
Robin’s part in Batman v Superman will be fairly small, and may involve a cameo from Jared Leto’s Joker. Heroic Hollywood reports that director Zack Snyder’s teenage son Eli will be playing the role of Robin — and if that sounds like nepotism, that’s because it sort of is, but Eli Snyder does have some acting experience. He played young Leonidas in Zack Snyder's 300 and young Rorschach in Zack Snyder's Watchmen. So it’s not as if his dad’s just throwing him a favor! Well, not entirely, anyway.
To further fan the rumor flames, set photographer Clay Enos posted this image of Zack and Eli Snyder on Instagram, teasing the Boy Wonder:
This could mean nothing, but it could be Enos basically confirming the rumor to be true. It seems unlikely that WB would want to cast a more well-known actor in the role of Robin, since the new solo Batman film will focus more on Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight in “present day” and not his past. There have been previous rumors to suggest that WB is aiming to introduce Jason Todd and possibly give him his own Red Hood film at some point, though nothing formal has been announced.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25, 2016.
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