Justice League: Zack Snyder Teases Robin Easter Egg in New Cut

By Jennifer McDonough Posted:
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Robin is certainly one of the enduring aspects of the Batman mythos. Bats' trademark partner in crime-fighting, the mantle of Robin has had many bearers, from Tim Drake to Bruce Wayne's son Damian.

In the 2016 film Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice , an empty Robin suit is on display in the Batcave with the words "Ha Ha Ha Joke's on you Batman" spray-painted across the front of it. This was obviously meant to imply that Robin had been killed by Batman's arch nemesis, The Joker, and the display is meant to serve as a memorial to Bruce's fallen sidekick.

Zack Snyder is currently deep into prepping his long abandoned cut of his Dawn of Justice follow-up Justice League. And he's also hinting that perhaps there are more Robin stories to be told on screen.


Speaking to TheFilmJunkee , Zack Snyder discussed an "Easter egg" that pertains to Robin in his upcoming cut of Justice League :

There's a Robin line, like... There's a Robin Easter Egg in Justice League... That I think you'll have to wait and see, I can't say exactly.

Snyder also offered the following on the topic of Robin actually being a featured role in a future DC film:

Would there be a plan to have more Robin? In future... In whatever future story? There would be.

He also detailed a potential flashback that could bring the character into the fold while also explaining his absence:

I mean to me, the way you do a Robin story in the Justice League universe with Batman is like, drinking and remembering... and we see what happened. We understand who Robin was to him and we get to experience what was the circumstances for the Joker and Robin coming together.


Snyder has mentioned before that the Robin who was murdered by Joker is intended to be Dick Grayson, which really bucks fan expectations. Traditionally, and famously, the Robin that Joker kills is the second person to take on the role, Jason Todd. Grayson is well known for eventually stepping away from Batman and becoming his own hero, Nightwing.

Regardless, ever since that shot of Robin's abandoned suit in BVS , fans have been quite curious to see how it all went down. It's been long speculated that the reason all of the Joker's teeth are capped in Suicide Squad is because Batman knocked them all out after the Clown Prince of Crime took Robin's life.

It would be quite compelling to see something like that play out on the big screen at some point.

As for this Easter egg mentioned by Snyder: Fans can find out for certain what the director is referring to when the Snyder Cut of Justice League drops on HBO Max in early 2021.

- About The Author: Jennifer McDonough
Jennifer McDonough has been a writer at The Direct since its 2020 launch. She is responsible for the creation of news articles and features. She also has a particular affinity for action figures and merchandise, which she revels in discussing in the articles she writes, when the situation calls for it.