Recent rumors are circulating from El Mayimbe that Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, will feature a fan favorite villain: Red Hood.
Jason Todd's uniform is in a display case inside the Batcave! In fact, The Joker & Harley Quinn are estranged in SUICIDE SQUAD because she feels guilt over the death of Todd. I'm also told that the RED HOOD is now a priority character for DC. One more thing, John Wick directors Chad Stahelski & David Leith being courted to direct DC film!
For anyone unaware; in the comics, the Joker kills Jason Todd only for Jason to be brought back to life via the Lazarus Pit. Jason Todd returns to Gotham under the mantle Red Hood, to take his revenge on the Joker for killing him, and Batman for not avenging his death. Todd eventually becomes a hero and part of the Bat-Family, but he starts out as a very ruthless villain.
With this news comes what most fans already expected when an older Batman (Ben Affleck) had been cast: Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, and possibly Tim Drake already have served their time as Robin.
There is also the rumor that Jena Malone will play Carrie Kelly. The version of Robin from Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns, from which the film is loosely based on.
Whether the Carrie Kelly version of Robin is featured in the film or not is irrelevant to the fact that it can still be widely assumed that all three main stream Robin's have moved past their sidekick mantle.
What if DC made a movie where Jason Todd was the main antagonist, and Nightwing, Red Robin, and possibly Carrie Kelly/Damian Wayne teamed up to stop him?
Many people right off the bat will prefer the Under the Red Hood storyline where it is Batman who takes on Todd. And I believe that is sill a viable option for a film, but could it be a precursor to the Robin team-up movie?
Perhaps after Batman and Red Hood's initial meeting, he sends Nightwing, Red Robin, and whoever else currently is or was Robin to take down Red Hood.
This movie could be a great way to highlight all of the Robin's without giving either their own solo movie. DC could explore the lore behind the Robin mantle as well as the backstories of each Robin that non-comic book enthusiast audiences do not know about.
What do you think? Is this a decent idea? Could DC benefit from a Robin team-up movie? Tell me what you think in the comments, and thank you for reading.