Zack Snyder Reveals The Brutal Truth Behind Robin’s Death By Jared Leto’s Joker

Director Zack Snyder Discusses How Jared Leto’s Joker Killed Robin In The DCEU, Revealing New Details About The Character’s Demise And The Dynamic Between Batman

By Amitabh Mukherji
May 1,2023

The director of the DCEU, Zack Snyder, has once again addressed the mystery surrounding Robin’s death by the hands of Jared Leto’s Joker in the DCEU. Snyder revealed more details about Robin’s death during a Q&A at SnyderCon.

Robin’s Death:

Robin’s Death

While many believed that the Robin who died was Jason Todd, Snyder confirmed that it was actually Dick Grayson who Joker took out. Snyder explained that the Joker “understood” that Robin was Batman’s “real vulnerability” and that he “blew” him up or burned/scorched him.

Snyder refrained from giving any further details about Robin’s death, stating that it is a story he hopes to see on-screen one day.

Batman And Joker’s Relationship:

Batman And Joker’s Relationship

Despite their differences, Zack Snyder’s Justice League showed that Ben Affleck’s Batman and Jared Leto’s Joker are on the same team against an evil Superman. Snyder unveiled that the reason Batman decided to team up with Joker was that he knows the location of Kryptonite and “Batman’s kind of stuck with him.”

Robin’s Death From Joker’s Perspective:

Robin’s Death

Snyder confirmed in a 2021 interview that the sequel to his Justice League would’ve featured Robin’s death from Joker’s perspective. The night before the big mission, the team would’ve had a last supper where they would all tell their stories, and one of those stories would’ve been Joker telling the story of Robin’s death.

Will Fans Ever See Robin’s Live-Action Death?

Robin’s Live-Action Death

The SnyderVerse is currently dead, and there is no timetable for its return. However, it is fitting that Zack Snyder gave more details about Robin’s demise, even if there is a slim chance that it will be adapted into live-action.

Snyder’s reveal of Joker’s brutal approach to killing Robin cements the fact that the DCEU’s Clown Prince of Crime is not a villain to be messed with. Moreover, it also established that Joker knows Batman really well. It would’ve been interesting to see more of the dynamic between the DCEU’s Batman and Joker.