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The Grumpy Geek Wonders Where the Boy Wonder Is

What happened to Robin? I am working on a piece about the Rise of Ra’s al Ghul and his daughters in DC live action. I’m not sure why I have been engaged with the DC universe as of late. I never really read DC as a kid. I’ve made no pretenses about it, I am no fan of their film library. I never have been. But being engaged, researching, and watching DC TV has made me realize is how rich a stable of characters they have.

That being said, one of my complaints (there’s more than a few) about their film catalog has been the absence of an important character. Ever since Batman & Robin in 1997 (20 years ago), the Boy Wonder has disappeared from the DC Live Action plan.  Batman & Robin was bad…super bad…Clooney himself admitted it bad. That wasn’t Robin’s fault. No reason he had to suffer banishment. There is, however, a certain commitment to campiness when the Boy Wonder is involved, B &R was certainly that, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
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Jena Malone Cut From Batman vs Superman, Director’s Cut Cash Grab

Entertainment Weekly reports that Jena Malone, who was identified as playing a secret character in the upcoming “Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice”, has apparently been chopped out of the final cut of the film that will be released in theaters. Continue reading Jena Malone Cut From Batman vs Superman, Director’s Cut Cash Grab