In a recent interview, Robert Pattinson reveals that if The Batman is to have a sidekick, Robin has to be the 13-year-old Jason Todd.
Robert Pattinson referred to the published DC Comics in 1988.
He specifically stated the one Jim Starlin wrote with the pencil of Jim Aparo.
The comic book Pattinson is referring to is “A Death in the Family“.
The second Robin he mentioned is Jason Todd.
In the story, the Joker kidnapped, tortured and killed Todd.
Fans highly influenced the story whether Todd lives or dies.
A very slim margin of votes went in favor of Todd dying after the explosion.
Todd’s death had heavy ramifications to the tone of Batman’s stories that followed.
Years later, Batman got Tim Drake as his third Robin.
Eventually, Todd was resurrected as the Red Hood.
As the upcoming movie focuses on Batman being the greatest detective, we understand why Pattinson leans toward a Jason Todd Robin.
The story of Jason Todd fits well with the dark tones of the upcoming Batman of Matt Reeves.
Matt Reeves directs the movie with noted focus on psychological and emotional aspects of Batman.
Robert Pattinson has cited time and again that the trauma Bruce Wayne carries from his parents’ death is carried out in the film.
One immediately sees this in one of the trailers where Bruce identified with a boy in the funeral.
Pattinson Wants Jason Todd For The Batman’s Robin
As the premier of the movie quickly approach, people ask if ever this will be a start of a series of movies with Robert Pattinson.
This brings some questions on what kind of storylines will be next?
“Death in the Family” is a very dramatic, even violent story.
But having his sidekick die in the hands of Joker, would mean Pattinson will also need the Clown Prince of Crime in the movie.
Could Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker be in it if ever this is the story they would go for?
DC has been more inclined to feature character study films.
They do not necessarily connect everything to the DCEU.
This can offer more creative freedom for the creators of future projects.
Back in 2021, Pattinson closed a deal with Warner Bros.
The deal includes Warner film division, New Line Cinema, Warner Bros Television and HBO Max.
This would mean that the actor is dipping into producing projects as well.
Pattinson officially states:
Warner Bros Pictures and HBO have always been synonymous with groundbreaking filmmaking. I’m thrilled to be working with them to discover the most exciting new voices in film and television and help bring their visions to life. I’ve loved working with the studio over the years and have so much respect for their dedication, their willingness to take chances and their desire to push the envelope creatively.
Thus, it will go without saying that Pattinson has a weight in the decision-making for the future of his Batman.
As for his Robin, he says:
He has to be 13. That’s the only way I’ll accept it. People are so scared of it (1988 comic story by Jim Starlin and Jim Aparo), but it’s kind of exciting. I think it would be a really fun addition.
In two weeks, the world will get to watch Robert Pattinson as Batman.