JUSTICE LEAGUE Director Zack Snyder Fuels Speculation About Robin's Death At The Hands Of Jared Leto's Joker

JUSTICE LEAGUE Director Zack Snyder Fuels Speculation About Robin's Death At The Hands Of Jared Leto's Joker

It was recently confirmed that Jared Leto will reprise the role of The Joker in Zack Snyder's Justice League, and the director has now fuelled speculation about how the Clown Prince of Crime killed Robin.

By JoshWilding - Nov 09, 2020 04:11 AM EST
Filed Under: Justice League

Last month, we learned that Suicide Squad star Jared Leto is set to reprise his role as The Joker in Zack Snyder's Justice League. The filmmaker's director's cut is coming to HBO Max in 2021 as a four-part event series, and a lot of new content is seemingly being added to the release. 

As for the role the Clown Prince of Crime will play in Justice League, the prevailing theory is that we'll get some sort of flashback which finally sheds some light on the night the villain murdered Robin.

Recently, a fan shared a compelling theory on Twitter which was later shared to Vero. In that, it's suggested that The Joker may have killed Robin in Wayne Manor, burning it down after (which explains why we find it in that state in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice). This also implies that, like in the comic books, the villain knows it's secretly Bruce Wayne wearing the cape and cowl. 

While a theory like this wouldn't normally be considered "newsworthy," the fact that Snyder actually liked the post on Vero has caused quite the stir online and led to even more speculation! 

Zack Snyder's Justice League seems like the perfect place to address that big mystery surrounding Robin's costume, and regardless of whether this theory is accurate, it's going to be very interesting to see how the Harlequin of Hate ultimately factors into the filmmaker's original vision. 

Relive the (now removed) DC FanDome Justice League trailer
with some unmissable GIFs by hitting the "Next" button!

10. Enter Uxas

Darkseid is expected to appear at the end of the movie after the League defeat Steppenwolf, but most of his screentime will seemingly be devoted to that "history lesson." 

Arriving on Earth and engaging in a heated battle with men, Atlanteans, and Amazons, this shot features Uxas unleashing the Anti-Life Equation, though something tells us that he won't be defeated quite as easily as Steppenwolf was in Joss Whedon's theatrical cut of Justice League

9. Superman Returns

Wonder Woman Batman GIF by HBO Max

What a beautiful sight to behold. 

Heading into Justice League, all fans really wanted was to see was Henry Cavill decked out in his black costume. Now, Snyder is making that a reality with The Snyder Cut, and it couldn't be better.

We're assuming he'll be back in the red and blue by the time all is said and done, but another part of the trailer confirmed that Kal-El wears this while flying into battle against Steppenwolf. 

8. The Hall Of Justice

Wonder Woman Batman GIF by HBO Max

Justice League: The Snyder Cut will take us back to that "Knightmare" future, and there are a lot of great Easter Eggs in this shot from the trailer. Aquaman's trident can be seen alongside Wonder Woman's shield and the portrait of Thomas Wayne from Wayne Manor. 

Most intriguing is The Joker playing card which blows across the screen; is that the same one the Dark Knight attached to his gun in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice's flashforward?

7. Iris West

Wonder Woman Batman GIF by HBO Max

We have no idea whether Kiersey Clemons will still play Iris West in The Flash, but there have been rumblings Warner Bros. is now looking for a different actress to take on the role in the DCEU.

Her Iris will be part of The Snyder Cut, however, as is evident from this visually striking scene with Barry Allen racing into action to save her. Clearly, this is her first exposure to the Scarlet Speedster.

6. DeSaad

Wonder Woman Batman GIF by HBO Max

DeSaad was created by Jack Kirby in Fourth World and is based loosely on the Marquis de Sade. He's Darkseid's chief torturer and was taken in by the villain as a child (where he was twisted into becoming the unhinged psychopathic monster you see depicted in the GIF above).

His role in Justice League: The Snyder Cut is unlikely to be much more than a cameo, but spending some time on Apokolips promises to be very revealing and a big deal for fans of The New Gods.

5. Enter The Speed Force

Wonder Woman Batman GIF by HBO Max

Zack Snyder has previously indicated that the Flash will make use of time-travel in this version of Justice League, and it seems as if this is the moment Barry Allen enters the Speed Force. 

It's likely a moment which comes during the final battle against Steppenwolf, likely after Cyborg tries and fails to turn the Mother Boxes against the League's foe. This is no doubt supposed to lay the groundwork for when the hero travels back from that desolate future to warn Batman of what's to come.

4. The Death Of Superman

Wonder Woman Batman GIF by HBO Max

Zack Snyder has confirmed that his version of Justice League will revisit the moment Superman died at the hands of Doomsday, and this appears to be exactly that. 

Presumably, this moment is going to be used to explain how the Man of Steel is able to return from the dead as the way things played out in the theatrical cut felt like they had probably been simplified by Joss Whedon. This is a beautifully shot sequence regardless. 

3. Badass Batman

Wonder Woman Batman GIF by HBO Max

This is a minor moment in the trailer released during DC FanDome on Saturday, but it's one fans have responded to in a big way. That's likely because it reminds them so much of the comics. 

After all, the Caped Crusader using his gauntlets to deflect these blasts from the Parademons is undeniably badass, and shows that as, even just a man, Batman is a worthy, formidable part of the team. With any luck, the Caped Crusader will be a more proactive part of this final battle. 

2. Silas Stone's Demise

Wonder Woman Batman GIF by HBO Max

There are some big moments in this trailer, including Superman's clash with Steppenwolf and the moment we get to see the redesigned version of that villain (he looks so much better here). 

However, this is a far more emotional part of the teaser, and confirms that Dr. Silas Stone dies in Justice League: The Snyder Cut. It's a powerful, impressively shot sequence which brings back memories of the way Jon Osterman became Dr. Manhattan in 2008's Watchmen movie. 

1. The Justice League Assembles

Wonder Woman Batman GIF by HBO Max

The theatrical version of Justice League contained a team shot, but this one is so much better. 

Superman is decked out in his black suit, and the reason the heroes are standing there isn't just because it looks cool...it's because they're about to board the Flying Fox (which is more than likely piloted by Alfred Pennyworth in this lengthier, original cut of the DC Comics movie). 

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InfinitePunches - 11/9/2020, 4:06 AM

Yeah, okay.
InfinitePunches - 11/9/2020, 4:08 AM
Dick Grayson becomes the Joker in The Dark Knight Strikes Again, and Frank Miller is the only Batman writer that Zack has ever read.
dracula - 11/9/2020, 4:11 AM
@InfinitePunches - Maybe Dark Knight Strikes Again is the only Batman Zack has read. That book was garbage.

Man time for Miller to retire
WEAPONXOXOXO - 11/9/2020, 4:09 AM
sounds better every time. can't wait.
Nimrod - 11/9/2020, 4:10 AM
It looks more like Zack is taking notes from the fan fictions and adding them to his cut. Not the other way around.
dracula - 11/9/2020, 4:12 AM
@Nimrod - Yup most obvious one being Martian Manhunter
Nimrod - 11/9/2020, 4:26 AM
@dracula - Yeah. Instead of liking and hyping up these unnecessary fan-fictions, wish Zack would concentrate more on writing a good screenplay which isn't filled with cringey symbolisms.
dracula - 11/9/2020, 4:10 AM
Another week, more Ayer/Snyder bullshit

like seriously
Patty Jenkins
Todd Philips
David Sandberg
James Wan

They made good movies at the same studio

I Say let Gunn, Momoa, Levi and Gadot run their course for however long they want to stick around, and slowly reboot everything else, either into a new universe, starting with The Batman or into stand alone movies
Spidey91 - 11/9/2020, 4:22 AM
the only thing this mf'er could kill (even more) is my interest in this glorified fan-fiction.
Superheromoviefan - 11/9/2020, 4:22 AM
snyder seems to dislike many characters. he killed jimmy olsen, he killed dick grayson without even using them.
Spidey91 - 11/9/2020, 4:38 AM
@Superheromoviefan - he killed Superman on his second appearance...you know, the character he allegedly "loves" and "understands". he also killed Pa Kent in the most ridiculously contrived and dumb way possible.
Matador - 11/9/2020, 6:01 AM
@Superheromoviefan - And killed Lex's female butler/driver too
WruceBayne - 11/9/2020, 7:18 AM
@Spidey91 - why would he make a movie about a character he hates?
And remember this was supposed to be a string of movies with Justice League being a two parter so Superman dying in the second film isn’t so preposterous, especially since we all knew his return was inevitable.
Spidey91 - 11/9/2020, 7:25 AM
@WruceBayne - oh, I'm not saying he hates Superman as a whole, he just hates the general perception that Superman should be a good guy, that's why his is always angry. instead of portraying as a fallible good guy he went for the angry misunderstood guy angle. Superman has never been an angry misunderstood guy archetype.
99OPTIMISTPRIME - 11/9/2020, 4:33 AM
Snyder was actually the one who f*cked up the Robin theory, by revealing why Wayne Manor was burnt down. I think he said that Batfleck just let it eventually decay. And also that the dead Robin was Dick Grayson. Snyder may have realized how lame both of those ideas were, and went with Jason Todd being blown up in Wayne Manor. Harley Quinn being an accomplice, may have to be retconned out, but maybe not. Perhaps she was just the getaway driver.🤣
lemric - 11/9/2020, 5:42 AM
@99OPTIMISTPRIME - yep, he already said bruce let it get that way over time
TheWarThor - 11/9/2020, 4:40 AM
Miller can go to Hel for what he did to Dick. Nobody screws over Grayson's character like that! Nobody!!
TheWarThor - 11/9/2020, 4:43 AM
@TheWarThor - Just adding in Synder too if the dead Robin is infact Dick.
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