Is he in the movie at all?
Well, the rumblings were pretty strong, but it was not to be. You may remember that back in July there was a heavy rumor that Zack Snyder’s son would be playing Robin in a flashback sequence showcasing his death at the hands of the Joker. Such a scene would certainly go a long way to establishing the mindset of the new Batman.
It certainly seemed plausible, as Snyder has cast is son in cameos for several of his films, including flashbacks for 300 and Watchmen.
Well, according to Zack Snyder… if that scene does in fact exist it won’t have his son in it.
How do you know that?
In a recent interview with Yahoo, Snyder weighed in on the internet speculation regarding the film,
“It’s funny because every now and then someone will touch on something that’s kind of true, but the next thing they say makes me realize that they took a wild guess. They’ll say something, and I’ll say, ‘Oh snap, they must have seen the script.’ And then they’ll say, ‘And this happens!’ And then I’ll go, ‘They have no idea what they’re talking about.'”
… and the example be brings up happens to be that Robin rumor:
“It’s not true. Now there are all these images of him that people have made where he’s dressed like Robin. It’s fun to hear and see them… It’s fun for everyone to speculate and take shots and think of things and try to sell it. There’s an industry in selling your guess.”
Now, notice he didn’t say the scene wasn’t going to happen… just that his son won’t be playing the character.
How likely is it we’ll see the flashback?
We honestly don’t know the odds, but we wouldn’t be surprised. It’s a very iconic moment in the Batman mythos and it seems to be one they’ve incorporated into the DC Cinematic Universe if this shot from the trailer is to be believed:
The event will certainly be touched on, regardless. If not in this film, we can see it being elaborated on in the Suicide Squad movie or the solo Batman film.