Batman director Matt Reeves discusses the Robin theory that has been circulating the internet since the film’s release.
Since the release of The Batman, the Matt Reeves film that features a unique version of the Dark Knight played by Robert Pattinson, fans have been speculating about the future of the character and whether we could see a new Robin in the already released sequel . has confirmed. One theory in particular suggests that a young man in the film could eventually become Batman’s iconic sidekick.
The theory revolved around a boy played by Archie Barnes who appears in the film’s opening sequence before the villainous Riddler commits murder. This young man, son of the mayor of Gotham, had several encounters with Bruce Wayne throughout the course of the plot. Fans speculated that this child could become Robin in future installments of the franchise.
What does the director think about this theory?
However, in an interview on the ReelBlend podcast, Matt Reeves cleared up these speculations. While he praised the idea as “great,” he clarified that this was not his original intention. However, Reeves joked that if he ever used it in a sequel to The Batman, he would keep the idea to himself and give credit to the theory’s creator.
While this answer from Reeves seems to dismiss the idea of a Robin in Batman’s near future, it doesn’t completely rule out the possibility of the character appearing in later installments. The Batman film established Bruce Wayne relatively new in his career as a vigilante, suggesting it might be some time before he meets a suitable partner.
The story of Batman and Robin is an iconic one in the world of comics, and with Reeves focusing on setting his film in the early days of Batman’s crusade, there are still many possibilities for the Dark Knight’s future. With a sequel set for 2025, fans can expect more exciting surprises in the world of Gotham.