I’m salivating after reading some crazy news. Ok maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration, but still this pretty cool. I probably shouldn’t be so excited rumors, I have been let down before. Like back in high school when I was told this girl I liked I had a crush on me too. Imagine my disappointment when I found out it was the other Michael. Anywho, information on Ben Aflleck’s first solo film leaked. I’m sitting on edge as I type this from excitement. Anyone who is a fan of Batman and the growing Bat Family is in for a pretty good surprise. Beware this may contain some SPOILERS.
Rumor has it the DC has made Jason Todd/Red Hood formerly known as Robin a “Priority.” This information is coming form JoBlo, the same online source that broke news regarding a possible Wonder Woman plot. Anywho, it is said that Ben Affleck is not only directing, but he is working with Geoff Johns on the script as well. The material source will be based on the Death in the Family and Under the Red Hood storyline from the comics. If you aren’t familiar with Jason Todd’s story here is some quick info.
Jason Todd was the 2nd Robin after Dick Grayson departed. Long story short Jason Todd was killed by the Joker and raised from the dead via the Lazarus Pit. He then took on the moniker “Red Hood” previously used by the Joker before he became the monster we know and love. Red Hood went on to become a very popular vigilante/anti hero.
JoBlo had this to say about potential plot details, "According to our sources, the basic plotline of Affleck’s solo Batfilm is that Jason Todd has returned from the grave as the Red Hood, working in the shadows to make people think he's Batman, while making Batman look like a criminal. At the same time he leaves clues about his identity for Bruce/Batman to ultimately solve, leading to a confrontation that will involve Batman, Red Hood, and yes, The Joker, who will feature as a primary villain alongside Red Hood."
If that wasn’t enough, Dick Grays is allegedly already Nightwing, and there may be a cameo and/or reference in Batman v Superman movie. Naturally in this solo Nighwing should team up Batman to take on Joker and Red Hood. This also sounds a lot like the animated movie Under the Re Hood which I believe would be an excellent source for Ben Affleck’s solo film. Well that’s the news. C'mon people please leave your comments, like and share I want to be popular.
Check out my take on what a Batman solo film should look like (http://moviepilot.com/posts/3608718?lt_source=external,manual)