Another day, another wild fan theory out of Gotham City. This one isn’t about the Caped Crusader, though, but rather his trusty sidekick and Boy Wonder, Robin. The website Total Spoiler has posted a lengthy and in-depth break down of just what we’re going to see happen in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and one of those things will be the return of Robin, but he’s going to be a completely twisted Robin. According to them, Robin and the new Joker are one and the same.
Let’s reverse just for a quick second, so we’re all on the same page. During The Dark Knight Rises, the last of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy with Christian Bale as Batman, it was revealed in literally the final minutes of the film that Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character, John Blake, was really Robin John Blake. If you’re anything like me, you completely lost it when it was revealed. You mean Robin was with us THIS WHOLE TIME? But then the movie ended, and everyone goes their separate ways, with Bruce Wayne completely disappearing. Elsewhere, Robin finds the Batcave.
Knowing this, Total Spoiler posits that, following the events of Dark Knight Rises, Robin falls into complete madness, and becomes The Joker that we’ll see in Suicide Squad (and — rumored — in Batman v Superman). Pulling from clues in the Batman v Superman trailer, Total Spoiler believes that JGL and Jared Leto look juuuust similar enough that they could easily pass for the other. Also, with lots of zooming and enhancing, they’ve picked up on features that carry over from Dark Knight‘s Robin to Batman’s new Joker, i.e. a bullet wound that appear to be on Robin’s destroyed uniform, and scars on The Joker’s shoulders.
Blowing your mind yet? There’s more. Going off of this, they suggest that Ben Affleck is not, in fact, Batman, but the villain Deathstroke. This miiiight be where the train starts to jump the track, but their evidence suggests that with Ben Affleck being Deathstroke, this gives an opportunity for REAL Batman, Bale, to return to the series later on down the road. And this theory has to do with the fact that ALL these D.C. movies are tied together, Nolan’s OG trilogy is still completely in line with these new movies, and the “v” in Batman v Superman is NOT for vs. but the roman numeral for five. Because Batman v Superman will mark the fifth movie in this series—the first being Batman Begins.
Take a deep breath. This is a lot. Total Spoiler breaks down all these connections even further in a very lengthy post describing every tiny little detail about Robin, and Batman. This theory could be completely off base, or just crazy enough to actually come true. I have to say I’d be pretty stoked if all these D.C. movies were completely connected.
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