The DC Extended Universe is still in the early stages of growing, but that has not stopped everyone from hoping that certain characters will be introduced sooner rather than later. One of the characters that people have been wondering when/if DC will put in the movies is one of the iterations of Batman’s sidekick Robin. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice suggested that Batman has lost at least one of his former protégés, with Suicide Squad confirming that Joker and Harley Quinn were involved with his death.
The identity of the fallen Robin has been confirmed to be that of Jason Todd, which could be planting the seeds for potential storylines down the road. That still leaves fans of Robin wondering if the likes of Dick Grayson or Tim Drake will make appearances in the future, with the possibility happening in The Batman. If one actor has his wish, we now have an idea of what he would look like in the suit.
Just a few days ago, Big Hero 6 actor Ryan Potter posted his unofficial audition to play Tim Drake in the DCEU, and began to spark interest among fans to see this become a reality. Photoshop artist BossLogic has returned to show his take on what Potter would look like as Robin, and the results should only further excite fans of this potential casting decision.
It is hard not to get behind this idea after watching his audition and seeing Potter in the suit, but it is still unknown if DC has any plans on introducing any version of Robin in the near future, let alone Tim Drake. Ben Affleck’s version of Batman does not seem like the type of guy that wants to put people in harm’s way, especially after losing Jason Todd. If Affleck has plans on bringing Robin to his solo Batman movie, then Drake could be a possibility. After all, Batman is doing to have his hands full with Deathstroke, played by Joe Manganiello, so a sidekick could be needed.
Fans may be eager to see more characters from DC comics lore make debuts on the big screen, but DC already has a packed slate full of characters they have yet to introduce. As long as the DCEU continues to make money, there will be plenty of time to see Tim Drake and many more DC characters on screen. For now, the focus should be on giving audiences the best versions of the Justice League members that they can, without having to also set up more characters for the future.
Suicide Squad is now playing in theaters. Wonder Woman opens in theaters on June 2, 2017, followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; an untitled DC Film on October 5, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; an untitled DC film on November 1, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash, The Batman solo movie, Dark Universe and Man of Steel 2 are currently without a release dates.