‘Batman vs. Superman’ Could Be Looking for a Robin
Though it isn’t due out until July 2015, it seems that Zack Snyder‘s ‘Batman vs. Superman‘ (or whatever they eventually call it) has done some shooting, and is now auditioning people for the film. The latest scoop is that the film might feature Dick Grayson, also known as Robin or Nightwing.
This comes from El Mayimbe over at Latino Review, who notes that they’re looking for someone in the 20s who’s a John Hawkes-type, and knows some martial arts. The premise would then be that the older version of Bruce Wayne/Batman (as played by Ben Affleck) and Robin hadn’t worked together for years and may have had a falling out.
Christopher Nolan never gave Christian Bale‘s Dark Knight a sidekick so this could help set this version of Batman apart from Nolan’s, and though the character of Robin became something of a joke in the Joel Schumacher-helmed ‘Batman’ films, Robin has been used well in the comics so there’s room for this to be good. It’s also worth noting that Robin was featured in ‘The Dark Knight Returns’ series by Frank Miller, which seems to be a reference point for this new version, though in that case Robin was a female. ‘Batman vs. Superman’ is scheduled to hit theaters July 17, 2015.