Potential Spoilers ahead, you’ve been warned
A new report over at JoBlo on the DC cinematic standalone Batman movie has surfaced. The film which will star and potentially be directed by Ben Affleck, will have story elements from classic Batman comic books “A Death in the Family” and “Under the Hood according to claims in the report:
“The basic plotline of Affleck’s solo Batfilm is that Jason Todd has returned from the grave as the Red Hood, working in the shadows to make people think he’s Batman, while making Batman look like a criminal.
At the same time he leaves clues about his identity for Bruce/Batman to ultimately solve, leading to a confrontation that will involve Batman, Red Hood, and yes, The Joker, who will feature as a primary villain alongside Red Hood.”
This comic arc would fit into the rumored time line of events that have already supposedly occurred in the DC cinematic universe. As you will remember in the trailer for “Batman V Superman” the Robin costume is on display in the batcave as a shrine to a murdered Jason Todd.
With Robin already murdered by the Joker, this would make sense that a resurrected Jason Todd would become the anti-hero/vigilante/crime boss Red Hood in “The Batman” standalone movie.
The site goes onto say that Dick Grayson will feature as Nightwing and be referenced in “Batman V Superman” but not seen until the standalone Batman movie.