Several days ago, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood official Facebook page posted video in which tour guide John Kourounis provided a live tour of the DC Universe: The Exhibit. When he got to the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice portion of the exhibit, he revealed that Jason Todd is indeed the dead Robin.
“This was one of the big things from Batman v Superman, right across this way. The Jason Todd/Robin suit,” Kourounis said. “Spray painted on the front, ‘Ha-Ha. The joke’s on you Batman.’ Those of you that know the storyline, know what happened to this Robin.”
In the 1988-89 “A Death in the Family” (Batman #426-429) story arc, The Joker kidnapped the second Robin, Jason Todd. He then tortured Jason, savagely beating him with a crowbar, and even made his estranged mother, Sheila Haywood, watch. Joker leaves them both to die in a warehouse rigged to explode. KaBOOM!
Jason Todd stayed dead longer than most comic book characters, and in 2005, DC Comics finally resurrected him, becoming the Red Hood.
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
Directed by Zack Snyder, the film also stars Oscar nominees Amy Adams (“American Hustle,” “Man of Steel”) as Lois Lane, Jesse Eisenberg (“The Social Network”) as Lex Luthor, Diane Lane (“Unfaithful,” “Man of Steel”) as Martha Kent, and Laurence Fishburne (“What’s Love Got to Do with It,” “Man of Steel”) as Perry White; Oscar winners Jeremy Irons (“Reversal of Fortune”) as Alfred, and Holly Hunter (“The Piano”) as Senator Finch; and Gal Gadot (the “Fast and Furious” films) as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince.
Snyder directed from a screenplay written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer, based on characters from DC Comics, including Batman, created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, and Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The film is produced by Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder, with Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and David S. Goyer serving as executive producers. Snyder’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Larry Fong (“300,” “Watchmen”) and production designer Patrick Tatopoulos (“300: Rise of an Empire”), and from his “Man of Steel” team, editor David Brenner, costume designer Michael Wilkinson and visual effects supervisor John “DJ” DesJardin. The music is by Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer (“The Lion King,” “Man of Steel”) and Junkie XL (“Mad Max: Fury Road”).
The Ultimate Edition cut of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice will arrive on Blu-ray and Digital HD on July 15th and cost you $30.