Following the recent rumor that Matt Reeves' The Batman - Part II will introduce a new take on the Caped Crusader's original sidekick, Dick Grayson/Robin, we have an interesting update on the direction Matt Reeves and co. are supposedly taking the character.
According to insider MTTSH, Robin will only be 13-years-old in the upcoming sequel.
Of course, the "Boy Wonder" was only a kid when he debuted in the comics back in the '40s, and has been depicted as a teenager in other, more recent runs. But there's always been some controversy stemming from Batman enlisting a child as his crime-fighting partner, so if this rumor proves to be on the level, it would be a somewhat surprising that Reeves didn't go with a slightly older version of Robin.
Then again, Reeves utilizing Robin at all could be seen as something of an unusual movie, since Robert Pattinson's Bruce Wayne wasn't supposed to have been operating as Batman for very long in the first film. Of course, there could be a significant time jump before the events of the sequel.
There has only been one previous big-screen incarnation of Grayson, Chris O'Donnell in Batman Forever and Batman and Robin, but the character has appeared in numerous animated projects, as well as the likes of Titans and the classic '60s Batman TV series.
When the new DCU slate was announced, James Gunn confirmed that Reeves' "BatVerse" will remain separate from the DCU, so this movie, along with Todd Phillips' Joker sequel, will be considered "Elseworlds" tales. A new actor will down the cape and cowl for Batman: The Brave and the Bold, which will also feature a different take on Robin - The Caped Crusader's son, Damian Wayne.
Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Andy Serkis, Jeffrey Wright, and Colin Farrell are all expected to reprise their respective roles, and we may also see the return of Barry Keoghan's Joker, who made his sinister debut in the first movie's mid-credits scene.
Specific plot details are still under wraps, but we know the Max Penguin spin-off series will set up the story. Clayface is also rumored to be involved in some capacity. As far as official info goes, Reeves has stated that his sequel will continue this "epic crime saga," but that's about all we have to go on.