Rumor: A Female Robin in Batman v Superman?

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Rumor: A Female Robin in Batman v Superman?


Is Sucker Punch actress playing Batman's sidekick?

A reported $5 million fine said to be Warner Bros' preferred punishment for anyone who leaks information about Carrie Kelly [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/137074-Rumor-Warner-Bros-Imposes-No-Jokes-Rule-On-DC-Comics-Movies] may be coming to the DC Comics Movieverse.

Though not part of "official" mainstream DC Universe continuity, Kelly was the first Robin depicted as female in comics. Jenna Malone, who worked with director Zack Snyder in Sucker Punch, [http://batman.wikia.com/wiki/Carrie_Kelley] is the actress believed to be playing the part. Warner Bros has declined to comment.

Created by Frank Miller in his seminal 1980s alternate-future story The Dark Knight Returns, Carrie Kelly is a clever teenaged girl who abandons her neglectful parents to seek a father figure in the recently-unretired Bruce Wayne. She trains to be the new Robin, and becomes instrumental in Batman's renewed conflicts with both The Joker and Superman. Dawn of Justice has been heavily-rumored to be borrowing major elements of story and design from the story, which was credited with renewing the popularity of the Batman franchise in the 80s.


Source: Variety [http://variety.com/2014/film/news/batman-v-superman-is-jena-malone-playing-female-robin-1201332852/]


[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/movies-and-tv/]

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Not only do I not have a problem with this, but I've always preferred the idea of female Robin. The dude is just so boring.
 

octafish

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Very well, sir, I shall come right out and say it. Have you forgotten what happened to Jason?
 

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How much you want to bet people complain they should stick to the comics and not add new characters like "girl Robin?"

octafish said:
Very well, sir, I shall come right out and say it. Have you forgotten what happened to Jason?
Doesn't Carrie end up with a much nicer fate than Jason?
 

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The news doesn't suprised me as the Batman in Batman vs Superman does look more akin to Frank Miller version (him being old and the bat insigna on his chest).
 

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*yawn* Oh look.. someone accidentally leaked sensitive buzzgenerating information... bad person. *nudgenudgewinkwink*

At this point I don't think there's actually a script for SvB more that DC is just throwing pardon leaking stuff out and seeing what sticks...

Let's be honest...never mind that these leaks seem to happen at precisely timed almost monthly intervals... makes you wonder huh?

BUt as for the robin.. well.. uhm that'll be interesting so we'll have batman with a sidekick that's just as emo and gritty and dark as him... lovely because as DC said they're going all gritty and serious and grown-up with this movie...
 

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thaluikhain said:
Hmmm, is this a Spoiler?

[sub]Yeah, yeah, I know[/sub]
Hey. High Five.

This news might be easier to handle (for people who actually need help handling this news) if we also have grownup Nightwing alongside girl Robin.
 

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BarelyAudible said:
thaluikhain said:
Hmmm, is this a Spoiler?

[sub]Yeah, yeah, I know[/sub]
Hey. High Five.

This news might be easier to handle (for people who actually need help handling this news) if we also have grownup Nightwing alongside girl Robin.
Yeah, actually have a proper Bat family for once, not just Batman, who is the least interesting of them all.
 

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Adam Jensen said:
Not only do I not have a problem with this, but I've always preferred the idea of female Robin. The dude is just so boring.
Yeah, no problem with this either. It would have been different if they were taking a previously male Robin and making him female just because (because goddamnit is it that hard not to fuck with canon when it isn't necessary?), but using a canon female Robin? How could I complain?
 

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Considering the leaked teaser footage showed off Batman in his Superman fighting armor from DKR, it's not really surprising
that Carrie might be in.

Dark Knight Returns seems to be a major influence with the whole Superman vs Batman angle, which worries me. DKR may be a good Batman story but it is absolutely NOT a good representation of Superman. That version of him only serves as a foil to Batman and his goals.
 

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Zachary Amaranth said:
How much you want to bet people complain they should stick to the comics and not add new characters like "girl Robin?"

octafish said:
Very well, sir, I shall come right out and say it. Have you forgotten what happened to Jason?
Doesn't Carrie end up with a much nicer fate than Jason?
No, she ends up in the Dark Knight Strikes Again.
 

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Some might consider Robin to be a girl so consider this a VICTORY AGAINST SEXISM ENFORCING SEXISM....*Ahem*.
 

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i don't know about this movie but i rather liked the dark night returns after all i saw it on tv then bought it
 

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"Kerrie Kelly"

Me: uuuuuuggggghhhhhh

"Sucker punch"

Me: gargling noises as I die

Just call it the dark knight returns. Just call it that. We know what it is. Zach Snyder is so dead set on his crappy, ultra gritty adeptation of a crappy, ultra gritty comic book that he probably creamed himself at the opportunity. It'll be dark without any sophistication. I don't like frank miller. He tries to hard to be edgy. I dislike Snyder for the exact same reason. It doesn't help that Snyder is a miller fan boy.
 

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Zachary Amaranth said:
ElMinotoro said:
No, she ends up in the Dark Knight Strikes Again.
*shudders* I stand corrected. That's a fate worse than death!
I dont know guys, two words. "Red Hood".

At least she hasnt been retconned a dozen times into....that.


(Plus, I believe the original line quoted by octafish was a direct quote from the book.)
 

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First off, Carrie Kelly is hand's down the second worst Robin behind only Jason Todd and the only reason she is ahead of Jason Todd is because her run was relatively short. If they have to have a Batman ally then have Nightwing. If they feel the need to go all diverse for diversity's sake and cram a female Batman sidekick into this then go with Barbara Gordon as either Bat Girl or Oracle. Either of these would be much MUCH better than Carrie Kelly.

The simple fact is that this movie already has too many damned DC characters in it and adding more is only going to make it worse. If they would have done it properly it would have been Batman, Superman, Lex Luthor, maybe one B List Batman villain like Victor Zsasz who would get maybe 10-15 minutes at most and an after the credits appearance by Wonder Woman. At the current rate however I wouldn't be surprised to hear that such Batman "staples" as Killer Moth, Humpty Dumpty, Dweedle Dee, Dweedle Dum, Zebra Man, The Crazy Quilt, Ten Eyed Man, and last but not least Kite Man will also be making cameo appearances.