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Old June 2 2012, 02:58 AM   #1
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Robin in a Batman movie

In actually liked Chris Donnell's take on Robin in Batman Forever. I liked the costume and his rebelliousness and the fact that Bruce Wayne/Batman was reluctant to take on a partner and that they had clashes. I liked his costume in it too.

I am pretty certain Robin will not be in the new Nolan movie but I was thinking when they eventually reboot Batman again should they include Robin? Or is his character out of date and just doesn't work anymore?

How can Robin be done successfully in a Batman movie?
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Old June 2 2012, 03:17 AM   #2
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Hitgirl with a dick.

We saw a 10 year old girl with no super powers consecutively waste 30 guidos in less than ten minutes with hyperactive super kungfu, and it was awe-esome.

There's no point in having an "adult" Robin.

That's a business partner, not a son.
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Old June 2 2012, 03:17 AM   #3
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Re: Robin in a Batman movie

I am actually more interested in seeing Batman in a Robin movie. I think it would be an interesting spin to make a movie where Dick Grayson is the main character.
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Old June 2 2012, 03:24 AM   #4
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I'm guessing you saw that fake Grayson trailer ten years back and never really recovered?
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Old June 2 2012, 03:26 AM   #5
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Re: Robin in a Batman movie

I think Dick Grayson works better than Robin bizarrely enough. But I agree with above that Robin has to be young. This is problematic from any kind of moral standpoint, but I don't see the point of an essentially adult Robin.
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Old June 2 2012, 03:30 AM   #6
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Re: Robin in a Batman movie

I'd be up for it, but I don't want to see Robin for the sake of him being there. If the writers can come up with an organic way to include him, then I'd be up for it. Dick Grayson actually is one of my favorite characters ever, but kid sidekicks feel like it's one of those things that can only work in comic books.
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Old June 2 2012, 03:35 AM   #7
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Re: Robin in a Batman movie

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Hitgirl with a dick.
In other words, Damian Wayne.

Dick would be, in a lot of ways, the least interesting possibility for Robin. He lacks the edges that Jason (street kid), Stephanie (screw-up), and Damian (ten-year-old psychopath) have.

Tim would work well on screen. Precocious kid who cracks the secret of Batman's identity.
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Old June 2 2012, 03:51 AM   #8
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Re: Robin in a Batman movie

The Nolanverse Robin should, IMHO, be what SELMA was in Time Trax. A hologram companion/information archive. I even came up with the meaning...

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Old June 2 2012, 04:15 AM   #9
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Re: Robin in a Batman movie

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Hitgirl with a dick.

We saw a 10 year old girl with no super powers consecutively waste 30 guidos in less than ten minutes with hyperactive super kungfu, and it was awe-esome.

There's no point in having an "adult" Robin.

That's a business partner, not a son.
Hit-Girl worked because she was using guns, and to a lesser extent short-swords. They were force multipliers. Once she lost her weapons and got into a fistfight she had her ass handed to her. You can't do that with Robin because of Batman's code. Lethal force is a big no-no. And Hitgirl's tactics work solely because of their lethality.

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Hitgirl with a dick.
In other words, Damian Wayne.
The question becomes, how many mobsters can Damian stab and/or shoot to death before Bruce grounds him?
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Old June 2 2012, 05:36 AM   #10
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Re: Robin in a Batman movie

I agree with those saying "Like Dick Grayson, not sure about Robin in a movie." Maybe just skip to Nightwing with, yes, more of a partner approach? Especially if DC does a "multiple superhero" thing like Marvel's doing.
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Old June 2 2012, 05:42 AM   #11
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Re: Robin in a Batman movie

^That's been my thought in this regard too. If they want to keep to a more realistic approach just jump right to one of the post-Robin identies, Red Robin, Nightwing, or Red Hood.
Personally, I would love to see them do a movie with the Stephanie Brown. I don't know the character myself, but I think it would be interesting to see the mass public's reaction to a girl Robin.
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Old June 2 2012, 05:53 AM   #12
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Re: Robin in a Batman movie

Would certainly be a fun bit of sand in the eye to DC, who seem intent on forgetting she ever existed.
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Old June 2 2012, 05:58 AM   #13
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Re: Robin in a Batman movie

Like I said before, I don't know the character, but from everything I read about her she sounded pretty cool. I know at one point I was hearing that she would be back as Spoiler, but then I heard she wasn't. Did they change their minds, or was it never actually confirmed that she was coming back?
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Old June 2 2012, 07:02 AM   #14
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Re: Robin in a Batman movie

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The Nolanverse Robin should, IMHO, be what SELMA was in Time Trax. A hologram companion/information archive. I even came up with the meaning...


Ohhh, love that idea. Remember the Onstar commercial with the Batmobile? That's what your idea reminds me of. But take it to the next level like your idea and make him a hologram that sits at Batman's side while riding. Make it a hologram with an attitude. Just hope he doesn't direct him to a ditch or off a pier!
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Old June 2 2012, 07:30 AM   #15
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Like I said before, I don't know the character, but from everything I read about her she sounded pretty cool. I know at one point I was hearing that she would be back as Spoiler, but then I heard she wasn't. Did they change their minds, or was it never actually confirmed that she was coming back?

i don't read the comics, but what i know is:

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