‘Dark Knight Rises’ Trailer Discussion, Bane’s Voice & Robin Easter Egg

Published 3 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 8:12 am,

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It seems like a lot of Fans are getting worked up over something that appeared in The Dark Knight Rises trailer – namely, the scene where Bane attacks the Gotham football stadium.

In the crowd are a group of fans holding a sign that reads “Rogue,” the name of the Gotham football team. The “R” in “Rogues” happens to be shaped like he “R” that was used in the title logo of the ’90s Robin comic books, ergo leading many fans to run wild with speculation that Robin will indeed be appearing in The Dark Knight Rises - despite Christopher Nolan’s repeated claims that the character would not appear in his cinematic universe.

Check out the image that started all the hubub, below:

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As was to be expected, this whole Robin rumor has been dismantled as quickly as it started circulating. The sign was in no way a secret hint – or even a legitimate Easter egg, for that matter. Empire tracked down some info on the matter, and had this less-than-thrilling truth to share with the masses:

“The day this scene was shot, there were 10,000 extras there at Heinz Field. Most of them brought their own props and costumes, so clearly one guy has been smart and, when drawing the ‘R’ for the ‘Rogues’ signs (for the Rogues are Gotham’s team), he’s drawn it in the style of a Robin logo, off his own back. So this is no more a ‘clue’ that Robin will be in the film than the presence of the Batman logo on a door during [Nolan's short film] ‘Following’ was a ‘clue’ that Nolan would one day make a Batman movie”.

So there you have it folks: No Robin in Dark Knight Rises - and no, it’s not going to be Joseph Gordon-Levitt. This was just one crafty fan who had the foresight to give the fanboys out there a little bit extra to enjoy. Take it for what it is and let’s all move on to the next rumor.

The Dark Knight Rises will be in theaters on July 20, 2012

Source: Empire, THR,

Robin Easter Egg Image from Graphic Policy


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  1. The person who wrote this article clearly thinks that these “assumptions” are a bunch of geeks going crazy, but there are more easter eggs in the film that show that the Blake character is going to become Robin.

    There is a whole video on Youtube discussing it.

    • Yeah except guess what? He is Robin. I just watched it.


    • erm, your wrong, watch the movie :L

    • Haha yes Robin is in TDKR. Just doesn’t wear a costume, so it’s Robin through the Prism of the Nolan Bat-verse.

  3. I just wanted to add that Chris Nolan saying, in regard to the villian, “it won’t be the Riddler” isn’t the same thing as “the Riddler won’t be in the movie at all”. It also depends on what his definition of “the villian” is. In the Hush storyline, Riddler uses one of the Lazarus pits.

    • I doubt the Riddler is part of the movie either!!

  4. for the people that believe that robin will be in the movie because of that R, and the strong presence of Joseph Gordon Levitt… You are thinking way too far into it. Nolan has said time and time again that Robin is not a character he is interested in doing, and Bale didn’t want Robin’s character involved as long as he was Batman either.

  5. I can’t wait to see ROBIN’s new costume …awesome.

    • Levitt will be a Robin of sorts.

      Once Batman gets disabled, Levitt will have to don the mask and try to kick butt the best he can.

      Once he gets pulverized, the real Batman will be able to finish the job because Bane and bad guys will be softened up.

  6. So why does the imdb page for John Blake jump to a Robin page?

  7. just saw the movie, no superman trailer off course because WB are a bunch of cows. but anyway

    10/10 movie

    no flaws for me

    is robin in the movie?

    watch the movie and find out for yourself.

  8. Gee, I bet you feel completey dumb.

    • His name was ROBIN.
      That’s that.

  9. do you always believe what the most deceptive and secretive director of our generation has to say? or do you discect it, analyse it and then wait to see what he has to show you? some of you are really taking things too far here.

  10. I laugh at you all. Why would the Director want to spoil his own movie?

  11. just watched it Robin is in it the whole movie as a matter of fact and the superman trailer was shown

  12. “So there you have it folks: No Robin in Dark Knight Rises – and no, it’s not going to be Joseph Gordon-Levitt.”

    How stupid do you feel now?

    How Nolan introduced his idea of a Robin is absolutely fantastic. It was subtle and intelligent. Not the pesky circus kid that annoys the crap out of Batman to be his side-kick. Instead it’s a guy who connects with Bruce/Batman on a whole new-level, Bruce/Batman guides him and advices him. It really worked well with the movie.

    • Well said, Man – felt a little like Cap’s Bucky, who was very well handled too..

      • I do agree Bucky was handled well. I think Nolan’s use of Blake/Robin had a more significant impact on the film as a whole. It’s actually quite a masterpiece how all the characters were used, and how they intertwined with the story. A lot of people I know love it for entirely different reasons to me; e.g. just because. I also think Michael Caine had one of the better performances. I think Christian Bale isn’t that good of an actor; however, he does well in choosing roles that suit him well enough that he doesn’t really have to act.

  13. Robin is in TDKR. Hint is that he is an orphan and his full name includes robin. Also, John Blake rhymes with Tim Drake, or at least sounds like it, and for those of you who didnt get that, Tim Drake is one of the many “robins”. Also the coordinates to the batcave pretty much sealed the deal. However that R had nothing to do with is so at leasr you arent completely wrong.

    • Continuing on what i previously said, TDKR really used robin (his name is too long to prove a point) to prove that anyone can be batman. I talked to some people that were dissapointed that batman was in practically none of the movie, but the series has always been about how batman is an icon, not a person. This being said, and sorry for my little rant there, robin may be robin or batman. Nobody will know unless there is a ripoff like at the oscars after inception yu saw a shot of the top fall over. (Those of you who didnt get that go watch inception) Nolan created robin so that yes we wouldgo off like this, but so that we would see that even if the movies end, a hero will still be there because batman was not a person at all, but an idea. And I trust what he did with this cliffhanger because that is his strongsuit. Heck, disagree all you want but this is what we got and no amount of you whining is gonna get that back. So deal with the robin/batman/levitt thing and get on with your life. I could go on forever but i font want this to be marked as spam so thats my opinion.

      • You don’t need to apologise or justify your opinion.

        You are right. I said above – it’s a very clever and intelligent use of a character and concept. I wouldn’t worry about the percentage who don’t get and the super fans who just want rub cock with Christian Bale in his bat-suit. Nah. The only complaints I’ve heard are from those who haven’t watched and read bout the ending. It seems lame that people would A. Claim to be a massive fan but not go to see it on the opening weekend B. Look for spoilers before watching it. C. Complain like a b****.

  14. Just some extra info on Nolan’s brilliant nod to Robin in Rises for those who don’t get it:

    In the Batman universe, there are a few Robins, with John Blake being a product of the three of them. Nolan took aspects from Dick Grayson, Jason Todd and Tim Drake – and combined them to create Robin John Blake:

    (1) Dick Grayson – a morally righteous orphan, much like Bruce and Blake, who became a police officer.

    (2) Jason Todd – his anger issues are much like Blake’s tendency to hide his anger and desire to lash out behind a smile.

    3) Tim Drake – much like Blake, Tim becomes Robin by figuring out Batman’s identity, which is probably the strongest resemblance to the character.

    It was also a clever attempt by Nolan to incorporate Batman’s sidekick Robin in a way that would fit within the grounded context of his universe and without it being overtly stated as such. Since Christopher Nolan has a preference for understated themes in his movies, featuring Robin as he was in the comics would have been overkill. Hiding his legal name until the end allowed this to be used effectively.

    • The minute Blake started to explain to Bruce Wayne why the boys home was important I knew he was Robin. I thought it was absolutely perfect. I always preferred the Batman stories where Robin was a source of support without being super cheesy.

      I don’t know that a line of Robin movies would work. I wouldn’t be surprised if they tried something more like Night Wing instead.