Only last week did DC Comics and Warner Brothers reveal the Comic-Con trailer for Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. In the trailer it showcases a scene that shows Joker purposely taunting Bruce Wayne on a Robin memorial within the Bat-cave. This lead many to speculate that it might be setting up a Red Hood storyline in Ben Affleck’s solo Batman film featuring the return of the deceased second Robin Jason Todd. Now today Heroic Hollywood is reporting that a flashback sequence involving a young Robin and Batman will indeed appear in Batman v Superman. They go onto reveal that director Zack Snyder’s son Eli Snyder (above) was hired to play the part in the flashback sequence. The site even goes onto mentions that Jared Leto appears in the flashback sequence as The Joker. If he looks familiar it’s because he has ironically played flashback parts in several of Zack Snyder’s films. His credits include young Leonidas in 300 and young Rorschach in Watchmen. Now he is much older and a High School football athlete so he is at the right age to portray Robin even if it’s for a small part… Now originally Dick Grayson who by the time of Batman v Superman had a small part in the originally script but seems to have been written out after Chris Terrio took over from David Goyer. So it’s unknown if this “dead” Robin is actually Dick Grayson written out completely or more traditionally the dead Robin is indeed Jason Todd with Dick Grayson still out there on his own. According to the original report Dick Grayson was suppose to be estranged to Bruce Wayne by the time of Batman v Superman; hating Bruce Wayne for whatever reason. It could be that Dick blames Bruce for the death of his adopted brother Jason at the hands of the Joker. If only Batman killed the Joker all those years ago Jason Todd might still be alive…But this is purely speculation on which Robin is actually dead. Now to through my two cents in on who should play an older Jason Todd if they used Red Hood in a future Batman solo film it would have to be Aaron Paul. While his feature film credits aren’t impressive (looking at you Exodus and Need for Speed) his time on Breaking Bad as Jesse Pickman surly proves he plays the hateful sympathetic sidekick very well. Which Jason Todd essentially is after his time on the streets of Gotham, taking up the mantle of Robin after Dick Grayson then being raised from the dead with his mind basically destroyed.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits next March