Although we’re still waiting for official confirmation that it’s actually happening, there are already storyline rumours about Ben Affleck’s solo outing as Batman.
According to JoBlo, the film will reportedly combine two storylines from the comics involving Robin.
The main plot is rumoured to centre on the arrival of the Red Hood in Gotham City, where he impersonates Batman to make him look like a criminal, leading to a battle between the Red Hood, Batman and the Joker.
In the comics, A Death in the Family featured the death of former Robin, Jason Todd, by the Joker, while Under the Hood revolved around Todd’s rebirth as the Red Hood. The film is also rumoured to include the first Robin, Dick Grayson, as Nightwing.
Affleck recently noted that it would be a “dream” to direct a solo Batman film, as long as he’s got the “right idea and the right take on it”.
Here’s what JoBlo said about it in their ‘exclusive scoop’: To put it simply Red Hood will play a major role in it, especially for Bruce Wayne/Batman. A while back Latino Review ran a scoop that Red Hood was a “priority” character and that lines up with what we’ve heard as well.
“Our sources indicate that Red Hood will be a key player in the first new solo Batman film, which is said to be adapting both the “A Death in the Family” and “Under The Hood” storylines from the comics. Essentially, Red Hood is DC’s answer to Marvel’s Winter Soldier; former sidekicks gone evil and seeking a chance at redemption.
Affleck will first put on the cape and cowl in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, set for release on March 25, 2016. Watch a trailer below: