Can Robin be done successfully in a Batman movie?

This picture was something I found on a message board. I do not know who made the picture or who the kid is playing Robin along side Christian Bale’s version of Batman. But I love it!!

I actually liked Chris Donnell’s take on Robin in Batman Forever. I liked the costume and his rebelliousness and the fact that Bruce Wayne/Batman was reluctant to take on a partner and that they had clashes. I am pretty certain Robin will not be in the new Nolan movie but I was thinking when they eventually reboot Batman again should they include Robin? Or is his character out of date and just doesn’t work anymore? I personally do not think so, and I hope some day we will see a pairing of Batman & Robin on the big screen.

It is too bad that the next Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, will be the last for Christopher Nolan, Christian Bale et al. I really wanted to see Robin in this creation of Batman. I think the realism that Nolan was going for would have been a good place to examine the Bruce Wayne/ Batman and Dick Grayson/Robin relationships. It could have provided good drama and good character development. With the death of Rachel Dawes in The Dark Knight Bruce only has Alfred as family. It would have been interesting to see how Bruce/Batman would have changed by having Robin in his life. At one point the Batman comics even had a female Robin, Stephanie Brown, so thinking outside the box and having a female Robin would be an interesting direction to go. 

Robin was developed as a character in the Batman comic in 1940 to attract younger readers. Even as a young lad myself I could relate to Robin more than Batman. As an adult I think having Robin as an on screen character in a feature film could help today’s youth find someone they can connect with just as other youths have done in the past.



About liamfoley63

I was born in 1963 and that is relevant to my development of my love for science-fiction and fantasy movies, comic books, superheroes and many other things attributed to Nerd culture. In the 60s I watched all the Saturday afternoon Godzilla and monster movies I could take. In the 70s I became hooked on Star Trek. I am also an artist (in my own mind at least) and a musician. I enjoy learning about physics, astrophysics, chemistry and earth silences such as meteorology, anthropology, paleontology. When I reached my late 30s I began to re-explore my nerd roots. I reconnected with my love of science fiction and fantasy movies along with the other science related topics. For this blog I will focus on movie and TV reviews for science fiction and fantasy and post my thoughts on up coming movies. I will also include some fun facts from the various sciences I enjoy along with weather facts and bits from royalty and history. What I will not discuss is religion and politics. I am married to a beautiful woman named Sarah and have a lovely daughter named Danielle.

Posted on June 6, 2012, in Captain's Log... and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. the robin in this picture looks like Daniel Radcliffe which would of been awesome if Nolan had ever considered adding Robin to this series. He would of had good chemistry with Christian Bale.

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