The Batman vs Superman movie has left many fans puzzled with one of the most heated debates being focused on which Robin the Joker killed. In the comics, there have been several Robins, but in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), only two have been introduced – Dick Grayson and Jason Todd.
So, which one did the Joker kill in Batman vs Superman? Let’s explore.
Who are Dick Grayson and Jason Todd?
Dick Grayson was introduced as Robin in Detective Comics #38 back in 1940. He was Batman’s first sidekick and eventually became Nightwing after growing out of his role as Robin. In the DCEU, it is unclear if he ever took on the mantle of Robin as he is shown to have already transitioned to Nightwing.
Jason Todd, on the other hand, was introduced as the second Robin in Batman #357 in 1983. He was famously killed by the Joker in A Death in the Family storyline. However, he later returned to life as Red Hood, a vigilante who had a contentious relationship with Batman.
In Batman vs Superman, Bruce Wayne/Batman (played by Ben Affleck) is seen looking at a defaced Robin suit with “HAHAHA Joke’s On You Batman” written on it. This implies that someone close to him has been murdered by Joker.
Many fans believe that this suit belonged to Jason Todd, given that it matches his costume from A Death in The Family storyline. Moreover, Zack Snyder – director of Batman vs Superman – confirmed that Jason Todd was indeed dead during that movie’s timeline.
However, some fans argue that it could be Dick Grayson’s suit since he was also known for wearing a red and green costume during his tenure as Robin. There’s no evidence to support this theory, but it’s still a possibility.
In conclusion, it is highly likely that the Joker killed Jason Todd in the DCEU, given the clues provided in Batman vs Superman. However, until there is any official confirmation from DC or Warner Bros., it remains a matter of speculation.
Regardless of which Robin was killed, it’s clear that Joker’s actions have had a profound impact on Batman. It sets up an interesting backstory for the Dark Knight and gives fans more insight into his psyche.
- Dick Grayson: First Robin and later became Nightwing.
- Jason Todd: Second Robin who was killed by Joker but later returned as Red Hood.