Zack Snyder Teases Robin in Batman v Superman, Plus New Pictures

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 - 11:05AM
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Wednesday, 29 July 2015 - 11:05AM
Zack Snyder Teases Robin in Batman v Superman, Plus New Pictures
The evidence has been mounting that Robin will appear in Batman v Superman and/or Suicide Squad, and that his infamous death scene at the hands of the Joker will be depicted in flashbacks. Now, Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder discussed Ben Affleck's newest version of Batman with Empire (via Comic Book Movie), and teased a possible Robin appearance in the process:

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"We are playing him 45 or 46," said Snyder. "He has been Batman for 20 years. All the history is there. Was there a Robin at one time? Possibly."
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Granted, we pretty much already knew that Robin would play a role in the DCU, since a Robin suit with Joker graffiti on it appeared in the SDCC trailer. But the fact that Snyder is being so open about it makes it seem much more likely that there will be an actual Robin appearance, even if it's just a cameo from Snyder's own son.

In the same vein, the Empire article revealed Batman's history with the Joker, Harley Quinn, and the rest of the Suicide Squad: he put them all in jail. This doesn't come as a surprise, but it does make us wonder if the Joker went to jail for killing Robin, and also makes that crazy fan theory that Jared Leto's Joker is actually Robin much less plausible. 

New Pictures from Batman v Superman, Ben Affleck Calls His Batman 'F*cked Up'

Ben Affleck also previewed his version of Batman, which is apparently much darker and more "f*cked up" than we've ever seen him:

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"Initially I thought, 'I'm older, it doesn't seem like the right sort of fit for me,'" adds star Ben Affleck. "Then Zack pitched me his concept for this older, more broken, kind of f**ked up Batman. It was something we haven't seen. We have seen that Batman is willing to cross the line to protect people. That vigilantism has been a part of his character all along, and we are tapping into that mentality when faced by something as potentially as deadly a Superman."
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Ben Affleck as Batman and Jeremy Irons as Alfred:
New Pictures from Batman v Superman, Ben Affleck Calls His Batman 'F*cked Up'

Many have been skeptical about Affleck's casting, but we're excited for his interpretation, and Snyder insists that he's doing a beautiful job as the Caped Crusader:

Opening quote
"We want to assume that Batman has reached this point in his life and career as a superhero, and Superman represents a sort of philiophical change. He is a paradigm shift for Batman: 'I've been fighting criminals all my life, trying to find justice, and now I am confronted with a concept that is transcendent to me.' In the face of Superman, a man robbing a bank doesn't matter. He's having a crisis of conscience. 'Am I really just a vigilante who stalks the alleys of Gotham?' It is rich stuff that he deals with. Ben does an amazing job."
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Henry Cavill as Superman:
New Pictures from Batman v Superman, Ben Affleck Calls His Batman 'F*cked Up'

New Pictures from Batman v Superman, Ben Affleck Calls His Batman 'F*cked Up'

Gal Godot as Wonder Woman:
New Pictures from Batman v Superman, Ben Affleck Calls His Batman 'F*cked Up'

Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Laurence Fishburne as Perry White:
New Pictures from Batman v Superman, Ben Affleck Calls His Batman 'F*cked Up'

Batman v Superman comes out in theaters on March 25, 2016.
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