Within the DC Extended Universe continuity, Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne had been fighting crime as Batman for approximately two decades. That’s enough time to lose at least one sidekick, as we saw in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that Bruce kept a Robin suit in a memorial display case in the Batcave. There wasn’t any mention of the Boy Wonder within the theatrical release of Justice League, but for Zack Snyder’s Justice League, a.k.a. The Snyder Cut, Robin’s death will be readdressed.
This information comes straight from the man himself, Zack Snyder, who was responding to a fan on Vero who asked if he had planned to delve deeper into the background of Robin’s death in future movies. In addition to reaffirming that it was Dick Grayson who was killed by The Joker in the DCEU, Snyder said that there’s a “hint” of the Robin tragedy in his cut of Justice League, so be on the lookout for that when the feature drops on HBO Max.
It’s unclear why Zack Snyder selected Dick Grayson to be the one to die rather than Jason Todd, and since he only described the addressing of Robin in The Snyder Cut as a “hint,” who knows if he’ll actually be identified by Batman or one of the other characters. Still, for those of you who left Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice wanting to know more about Robin in this universe, now you can take comfort knowing that at least a little more information will be provided in Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
The Batman swoops into theaters on October 1, 2021, and Zack Snyder’s Justice League will hit HBO Max sometime that same year.