Ben Affleck reveals Robin’s fate, talks Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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There is a flurry of speculation swirling around Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but anxious fans can count on one thing: Robin has been killed off.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ben Affleck, who will don a Dark Knight Returns-style suit as Batman in the film, disclosed a few details about the hotly anticipated flick, specifically divulging his sidekick’s fate.

Speaking of Batman, and the absence of Robin, he said, “He’s bitterly disappointed in the past that he’s lost this guy who fought by his side. That character’s death must have been devastating to him, and he’s suffered. We get the sense that he’s suffered a lot of devastating losses before this movie even starts.”

Ben refrained from revealing the complete story, though. He didn’t mention how Robin died or whether the film will even explore his death.

He did, however, offer some insight into his own character.

Addressing Batman’s motivation in the movie, he said, “He’s projecting in some ways his own sense of failure, his own sense of disillusionment, his own cynicism onto Superman, having at one point been certainly much more idealistic about what he was doing. He’s also always been kind of a dark guy.”

Explaining Batman’s cynicism, he said, “You can’t go out at night and avenge crime the way he does, obviously, without a darker view of the world. But you can see that this probably contributes in some degree to the greater cycle of violence.”

Shifting gears, Ben gushes about his co-star. And no, not Henry Cavill.

The 43-year-old Oscar winner, who announced his divorce from ex-wife Jennifer Garner last summer, was candid when speaking about former Miss Israel, Gal Gadot, who portrays Wonder Woman in the film.

Ben said, “She’s particularly beguiling and inspiring. Gal as an actress, I think is spectacular. It’s an incredibly hard part to pull it off, and she pulls it off with ease and grace, and it’s also just really fun to watch.”

Fans of the franchise will have to wait and see what sort of sparks fly when Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice soars into theaters on March 25.

~Matthew Pariselli

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  1. DM • March 14, 2016 @ 6:21 PM

    Robin dead???? What happened to what’s his name at the end of The Dark Knight Returns? Could have been another trilogy at least watching Robin develope.

  2. Snepts • March 15, 2016 @ 10:27 AM

    I’m concerned this film will be too understated to connect with today’s audiences.

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