Will the solo Batman movie feature Red Hood as its main villain?
Very little is known about the upcoming solo Batman movie, though we know Ben Affleck is co-writing the script with comic scribe Geoff Johns and is open to directing the feature. Unlike some other DC comics-based films, it still has no release date, but new details about Batman movie reveal it may be further along than expected and the seeds for the film are being planted in next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
JoBlo reports that Warner Bros. is very eager to bring the anti-hero The Red Hood to the big screen and are eyeing the former Robin-turned-killer as one of the film’s antagonists. The Batman movie is said to take its cues from both the “A Death in the Family” and “Under The Hood” storylines, seeing the resurrected Jason Todd working from the shadows and framing Batman for his crimes.
Todd will also reportedly be leaving clues for the Dark Knight as to his true identity in the film, and according to the outlet we’ve already seen his first clue in the trailer for “Dawn of Justice” as the newspaper clipping labeled “You let your family die” was a “gift” from Red Hood. As far as casting, WB is apparently looking for an unknown actor to fulfill the role and they’re aiming for the character to become The Winter Soldier of the DCEU.
In addition, JoBlo reports that the Batman movie will see Jared Leto’s Joker featured as a “primary antagonist” along with Red Hood. Furthermore, the first Robin, Dick Grayson, will feature in the film having ascended to the position of Nightwing and will help Batman in his fight against both Joker and Red Hood.
With the film still being in development, and potentially many years away from release, plans are always subject to change, so stay tuned for any updates.
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