The Lego Batman Movie has been a massive hit ever since it was released in 2017. The film is a spin-off of the popular Lego Movie franchise and features a star-studded cast, including Will Arnett as the voice of Batman. However, one question that has been on the minds of many fans is whether Jason Todd, the second Robin, makes an appearance in the movie.
Who is Jason Todd?
Jason Todd is a character from the DC Comics universe who first appeared as Robin in Batman #357 in 1983. He was introduced as the replacement for Dick Grayson, who had outgrown his role as Robin and had become Nightwing. Jason Todd quickly became a fan-favorite character due to his rebellious nature and troubled past.
Is Jason Todd in The Lego Batman Movie?
The short answer is no; Jason Todd does not make an appearance in The Lego Batman Movie. While the film features a plethora of characters from the Batman universe, including Robin (voiced by Michael Cera), Batgirl (voiced by Rosario Dawson), and Alfred Pennyworth (voiced by Ralph Fiennes), Jason Todd is noticeably absent.
- The Joker’s reference: However, there is a reference to Jason Todd’s fate in the movie. During one scene, The Joker (voiced by Zach Galifianakis) remarks that he has “literally built a Phantom Zone projector” with which he plans to send “all of Gotham City’s worst villains .. into another dimension forever.” He then adds that he might also send “that annoying kid who works at the Batcave.”
This is likely a reference to Jason Todd’s fate in the comics.
- The Easter Egg: Additionally, there is an Easter egg in The Lego Batman Movie that references Jason Todd. During one scene set in the Batcave, a costume can be seen hanging on a rack that resembles Jason Todd’s Robin costume from the comics. While this is not a confirmation that Jason Todd exists in the Lego Batman universe, it is a nod to fans of the character.
In conclusion, while Jason Todd does not appear in The Lego Batman Movie, there are references to his character throughout the film. Fans of the second Robin will have to wait and see if he makes an appearance in any future Lego Batman movies or spin-offs. Until then, they can enjoy all of the other characters and Easter eggs that the film has to offer.