THE BATMAN - PART II Rumored To Introduce Robin/Dick Grayson

THE BATMAN - PART II Rumored To Introduce Robin/Dick Grayson THE BATMAN - PART II Rumored To Introduce Robin/Dick Grayson

Another The Batman - Part II rumor here, and this time we're hearing that Matt Reeves' upcoming sequel will introduce a new version of Dick Grayson/Robin...

By MarkCassidy - Sep 01, 2023 03:09 PM EST
Filed Under: The Batman

Following last night's report about The Batman - Part II's potential production start date and Clayface's involvement, we have another, far juicier rumor about another classic Batman character.

MTTSH is now claiming that Matt Reeves' highly-anticipated sequel will introduce a new take on the original Robin, Dick Grayson.

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.

If accurate, Robin's involvement would be somewhat surprising, 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.

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.

Plot details are still under wraps. All Reeves would offer is that his sequel will continue this "epic crime saga."

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Highflyer - 9/1/2023, 3:07 PM
Considering the tone, I wonder if they're going to age him up. I also found it kind of funny how you have Batman be all about stealth and then you've got the kid wearing a colorful suit.
Knightrider - 9/1/2023, 3:14 PM
@Highflyer - Yeah he will be 18 minimum. I think they could use his training to explore this Batman’s backstory. I don’t mean his origin, but who trained this Batman and how was his early days.
bkmeijer1 - 9/1/2023, 3:26 PM
@Highflyer @Knightrider - I never liked the idea of Bruce Wayne employing an underage kid to fight crime anyway, so I definitely wouldn't mind it if Grayson is 18 already
OmegaBlack13 - 9/1/2023, 3:53 PM
@Highflyer - Honestly I think it’d be really interesting to give this weirdo barely functioning version of Bruce a kid that he has to be a big brother/father figure for. I’m hoping for 13-15.
Origame - 9/1/2023, 4:03 PM
@Highflyer - depends on their approach.

If Bruce or Alfred make him a suit so he can fight crime, then I'd say no.

But I did have an idea for dick Grayson being introduced in the finale of my personal idea for a gritty batman. But the idea is the second movie ends with batman failing to stop the death of the Graysons and Bruce adopts dick in the third movie. Mostly the idea is dick is considered Bruce's way out of his crime fighting ways by finding happiness in being a father. But dick discovers the batcave and becomes intrigued by the prospect of fighting crime. He makes a suit of his own and assists in the final battle (though in a way you'd imagine a kid would help), then Bruce agrees to train dick as his successor.
JonC - 9/1/2023, 4:05 PM
@Highflyer - robin was never meant to be batman's equal... he was always a distraction, target practice so batman could sneak in.
mountainman - 9/1/2023, 4:21 PM
@Highflyer - They could make him older and give him more of the Nightwing suit.
DalekCraigWasson - 9/1/2023, 4:25 PM
@JonC - Where is this "always" from? Not from the first 60ish years of Dick Grayson's assistant. Robin wore bright colors to honor his family's circus colors.
Doomsday8888 - 9/1/2023, 3:09 PM
Dick and few years later, Damian.
Th3Batman - 9/1/2023, 3:43 PM
@Doomsday8888 - I can't help but wonder if Gunn's decision to use Robin is because he wants to back at Matt Reeves for refusing to be part of his shared universe. What better way to annoy someone than to use a similar idea as theirs ? That's the kind of childish decision making you can expect from a control freak like him.
OmegaBlack13 - 9/1/2023, 3:55 PM
@Th3Batman - Isn’t he basing the DCU on letting individual directors have creative freedom? He doesn’t really seem like a control freak to me.
comicfan100 - 9/1/2023, 3:55 PM
@Th3Batman - I thought Gunn was using Damien to show that Batman had been active for a while as to establish the Bat Family
Th3Batman - 9/1/2023, 4:01 PM
@OmegaBlack13 - What creative freedom ? even the animated projects and games have to connect to his so called "shared universe" now, when that was never the case before.
Origame - 9/1/2023, 4:05 PM
@Th3Batman - seems more like Gunn has his own ideas for batman that don't align with reeves. And due to respect between film makers, he's letting reeves do his own thing while Gunn goes against the usual by choosing Damien specifically.
Th3Batman - 9/1/2023, 4:06 PM
@comicfan100 - Reeves started work on his Batman II's script after the 1st movie released early last year. A few months later, Gunn is hired as the head of DC. Gunn then meets with Reeves and asks him to join his team by folding the Batverse into the DCU. Reeves says no and was backed up by the higher ups at WBD. A few months later, Gunn announces his own movie which will include Robin. At the time, everyone thought it was to differenciate it from what Reeves is doing. Now however, it looks like Gunn is using Robin as a "look, I can do that too" to Reeves.
Th3Batman - 9/1/2023, 4:14 PM
@Origame - The decision to keep Reeves' Batman its own thing wasn't Gunn's, it was the higher ups at WB. They even went on to sign both Reeves and Pattinson to a first look deal at the studio. Trust me, Reeves and his projects would've been cancelled a long time ago if Gunn had his way.
Origame - 9/1/2023, 5:06 PM
@Th3Batman - he literally never canceled anything from before he was hired. In fact he kept movies like the flash even when everyone told him he should've. Under what basis are you saying he'd cancel anything?
MotherGooseUPus - 9/1/2023, 5:54 PM
@Th3Batman - I'm agreeing with you here. I think Gunn is trying to be a dick/control freak without saying it out loud. I will fully support Reeves Batman any day all day over what Gunn is doing until he proves otherwise
OmegaBlack13 - 9/1/2023, 10:58 PM
@Th3Batman - Some of them, sure. But I don’t think that prevents individual creators from bringing their personal artistic sensibilities to the work. Seems like he wants each project to feel wholly different.
dracula - 9/1/2023, 3:09 PM

Guessing he will be 14 at the youngest

Hopefully not played by a 20 something year old that looks his age

bobevanz - 9/1/2023, 3:09 PM
Yeah that seemed obvious, he's a big fan of the old series. Now gimme Freeze!
MCUKnight11 - 9/1/2023, 3:10 PM

If true, then I hope he doesn't don a costume until later.
AquaClunge - 9/1/2023, 3:11 PM
Gunn probably pissed he can't cancel this 😅🤣

If this is true, Reeves will beat Gunn to the punch with introducing Robin & certain iterations of Batman's rogues.
Th3Batman - 9/1/2023, 3:22 PM
@TheClunges - Make no mistake, Gunn probably tried to kill this franchise the first day he got to work at DC, he was just prevented from doing so by the higher ups at WBD.
regularmovieguy - 9/1/2023, 3:46 PM

There’s literally zero reason to suggest that.
FireandBlood - 9/1/2023, 3:46 PM
@TheClunges - It’s a wrap for Gunn’s bum version of Batman and DCU, and he knows it 😂
Th3Batman - 9/1/2023, 3:48 PM
@regularmovieguy - Gunn is a control freak, there's absolutely no way he didn't try to kill this franchise once Reeves told him to piss off last year.
AquaClunge - 9/1/2023, 4:01 PM
@PlusUltra - 😅🤣 I know he big mad lmao
JonC - 9/1/2023, 4:06 PM
@Th3Batman - i think Gunn respects quality work and wouldn't propose touching it, hence it is an elseworld's character and not prime Gunniverse.
regularmovieguy - 9/1/2023, 4:14 PM

“Gunn is a control freak, there's absolutely no way he didn't try to kill this franchise once Reeves told him to piss off last year.”

Lol again you have nothing to suggest he tried to get rid of Reeves. Even the “scoopers” who make shit up all the time haven’t suggested that. Just say you don’t like James Gunn. I don’t get what’s so hard about that. Speculating about how he might have tried to get Reeves canned is so weird when there’s nothing to suggest he did anything like that.
Th3Batman - 9/1/2023, 4:16 PM
@JonC - It's not a matter of respect, WB made it very clear that Reeves' Batman was its own thing, he had no say in it.
Nightwing1015 - 9/1/2023, 4:22 PM
@PlusUltra - his bum version of Batman? The version that’s not even out yet??
regularmovieguy - 9/1/2023, 5:08 PM

Weintraub was the one to voice the question to Gunn, asking if the plan for The Batman trilogy was still moving ahead, to which Gunn replied, "Yes, it is. Matt is working on [The Batman — Part II], which he thinks of as a Batman Crime Saga, which also includes [The Penguin] series, and it is its own thing. He's hard at work on that. He came in and pitched us some amazing, really cool stuff the other day. So our plan is for that to continue." Safran continued by voicing his support for the project and the team's commitment to the films coming from Reeves. "The Batman is not a stepchild. It's all under DC, we are fully invested in the success of The Batman, just like we are everything else."

RolandD - 9/1/2023, 7:38 PM
@regularmovieguy - Some men just like to watch the world burn. I know nothing to suggest Gunn is a control freak and like you said, where’s the evidence he wants to cancel Reeve’s Batman?
tb86 - 9/1/2023, 3:12 PM
I don’t know. I feel like they should keep Robin out of this and just focus on him being in the DCU. I may of course warm up to the idea as time goes by.
soupysales - 9/1/2023, 3:12 PM
please, please, please have him wear the green shorty shorts!!!...and i wouldn't be mad if his ass looked like nightwings does now...also, would be great to have a good robin in the mix
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