Tuesday, February 08, 2011

RUMOR MILL CHURN: Robin To Be In Dark Knight Rises?

Ain't It Cool News has to be the worlds most redundantly self-titled website. Case in point; they are pointing to WILX who claim that sources currently scouting in Michigan for Dark Knight Rises locations are considering the area as a hideout "for Batman sidekick Robin".

While I've blogged before on why Robin is no ones appendage, this is great news to a guy who has always felt Robin can work in the Nolan movie-verse, given the same grounding given the other chosen Bat-characters and their rationale. Plus it makes the recent addition of Joseph Gordon Levitt make a hell of a lot of sense - just look at him!

With Bane already named as a villain, this also sets up a possible storyline of having Bane break the back of the fugitive Batman, and Selina Kyle and Robin being a part of those who step in to fill the void - just like in the epic comic storyline Knightfall. Bypassing Robin's origin and bringing him on stage as an already established hero could be a controversial move, but deffinitly one that has alot of potential.

As for Robin's infamous outfit and how that could be translated to work on screen, I think these sketches by number one DC fanboy Alex Ross are pretty good place to start...

I try to leave rumours off IADW, but when they get the grey matter churning as much as this one, even taken with a grain of salt, it's hard not to 'just imagine' a little. 

6 comments:

  1. If this truly is the final Nolan/Bale Batman movie, introducing Robin would be a hell of a springboard for another movie.

    I'm not sure I want to see a Robin in this series, but JGL would be a great choice if they went that way.

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  2. If is really true i think JGL will be a perfect fit to be Robin.

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  3. ...or Nightwing or Azrael. Any one of them would work just fine. I agree IFF, he's really come into his own as an actor. I thought he was great in Inception.

    I'm thinking he may be doing a villain cameo. That's my official guess.

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  4. I swear Craig if it's The Riddler in the closing scenes the whole world will hear my scream over the 'final' film!

    As Robin I think he would be brilliant - I'd love it to be a movie version of Nightwing, but I don't know if DC would make that bigger jump in one film.

    A Robin film following the Batman trilogy of the Nightwing evolution though like Rob suggested would be kinda cool!

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  5. Ooooh...I could like him in that role...but I'd like to see him as Robin first. I could see why they'd jump directly into Nightwing from a fangirl standpoint. But to the uncomicinitiated it would be quite a jump. Robin is still a much bigger name.

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  6. The news some months ago were that he'd be the Riddler which I would have liked, but it seems there will be no Riddler.

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