So here’s what we know about Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice: It’s heavily influenced by The Dark Knight Returns. In The Dark Knight Returns, Robin is a redhead girl named Carrie Kelley. Jena Malone has red hair which is already way more information than the Internet needs to wildly speculate, but here’s an overly-talkative extra telling a news reporter that Robin’s a girl now just in case. Via Variety:
WILX-10 News station reporter Kirk Montgomery spoke with one of the extras at Michigan State University, where a scene involving Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) was being filmed this week.
“I’ve also learned that the character of Robin is now female,” he said alluding to the film’s top secret script.
Warner Bros. declined to comment.
Now before jackasses eventually starts screaming “PC BULLSHIT!” and driving people from their homes, keep in mind, like I said at the beginning of the goddamn post, in The Dark Knight Returns, probably the most iconic and game-changing Batman story ever written, Robin is a girl. That shit is canon. Not to mention, it was written by probably the most un-PC person in comics you can possibly find. I’m talking about a guy whose depiction of women went from cannon fodder to they’re all whores to having Superman straight-up rape one because 9/11. Basically you’d love him.
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