Robin Is Dead?

Maybe by “family” the note means Bruce Wayne’s adopted son Dick Grayson, who became his sidekick Robin. (Or, perhaps more likely is Jason Todd, the second Robin, who in comics was murdered by the Joker.) At one point in the trailer we see Bruce Wayne look up at a suit in a case which has graffiti all over it.

Ben Affleck in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

At first glance most people think this is a Bat suit, but it appears to be Robin’s suit.

Robin's Suit in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Here is a close-up with a comparison to the R Robin logo on Robin’s suit from the comic books:

Robin's Suit in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Is this Robin’s suit? Is Robin dead? What does this mean? Did Bruce Wayne walk away from being Batman after Robin’s death? This could partially explain the reason why Wayne Manor is in shambles? But this also bring us to another question…

And an addition from a reader:

 

Is Joker in Batman v Superman?

First se saw the weird ransom note and now this suit in Batman’s armory, both defaced with the same kind of writing. The writing on the suit reads “HA HA HA Joke’s On You BATMAN”.

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At first glance this seems like something the Joker would do. We know that Jared Leto plays the Joker in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad.

Jared Leto as The Joker in Suicide Squad

The official trailer for Suicide Squad is released and we see a quick clip of Batman hanging on the roof of a car in that footage:

Batman in Suicide Squad

Could Leto also appear in Batman V Superman? Or could the writing on the suit in Batman’s armory be an old artifact from a time long ago? The shot does come accompanied by Bruce asking Alfred, “20 years in Gotham and how many good guys are left?”

How Does Wonder Woman Fit Into This Story?

We see a shot of Gal Gadot as Diana Prince getting into what looks to be an expensive car outside a Wayne party:

Ben Affleck in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Gal Gadot – Diana Prince / Wonder Woman

This is followed by some shots of Gal Gadot in action as Wonder Woman:

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in  Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in  Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Notice what appears to be a small crashed alien ship in the background.

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How does Wonder Woman fit into this story? Footage shown at the DC panel, before this trailer played, had Wonder Woman fighting what appeared to be WWII-era enemies. How long has she been around? If the answer is “decades,” perhaps she and Bruce have a long history together.

Wonder Woman in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Our First Real Look at the Batman’s New Batcave

Here is our first real look at the Batcave. A platform for the Batmobile hangs in the center. We see a waterfall on the left, and some rocks on the right. In the background you can see a suit in a glass case.

bat cave in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman Brands the Criminals He Catches?

At another point in the trailer, we see officers arrive to an old Church looking building. They find a batarang stuck in the wall, and a man chained to a wall. We assume the main is a criminal caught by the Batman.

And then we see a close-up on the man shoulder, which seems to be branded with a Batman symbol. Has Batman become a little sadistic?

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

At another point in the trailer we see Jeremy Irons as Bruce Wayne’s butler and confident Alfred say “Thats how it starts, the fever, the rage, that turns good men cruel.”

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