Back in 1988, DC killed off Robin, Jason Todd. They did this in a four-issue story called, A Death in the Family. But his demise was not just up to the DC creative team, but readers as well. They polled readers to determine the character’s fate and by a slim margin, death was the winner. But like in any comic book, dead doesn’t always mean dead. Thanks to a Lazarus Pit, he was brought back to life and then became Red Hood. This story is fairly well known among DC fans and has been explored a few times.
For example, Robin’s death was an Easter egg in both Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. In BvS we saw the vandalized Robin costume in the Batcave. While in Suicide Squad he was a footnote in Harley Quinn’s bio. What is interesting is WHICH Robin was the one that met his demise.
Turns out it wasn’t Jason Todd. According to Zack Snyder it was Dick Grayson. On his Vero account (via CBR) he was answering a fan question asking for clarification about which Robin had passed away. While Snyder had never mentioned which one, it was David Ayer, the director of Suicide Squad, that had made it seem like it was Jason Todd.
When asked, “did you mean to say Jason Todd when asked which Robin is dead?” Snyder replied with “no Dick Grayson”. He goes on to say that he was going to give us a hint about this in Justice League.
Fans of Nightwing probably won’t be too happy with this revelation. Especially with how important Grayson is to Batman and even future Robins like Damian Wayne. It’s fair to say that Snyder was not looking to incorporate the character into his overall DCEU vision. Unless he was going to use another Robin to take on that mantle, but that would be strange.
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