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Robert Pattinson says he likes the idea of having a Robin alongside his Batman in the future, but he has one condition

Kirsten Acuna   

Robert Pattinson says he likes the idea of having a Robin alongside his Batman in the future, but he has one condition
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  • Robert Pattinson told the press, including Insider, he's open to seeing Robin in a future Batman movie.
  • Pattinson mentioned his love for the "A Death in the Family" comic story where Robin's killed.

Robert Pattinson is not opposed to seeing an iteration of Robin alongside his Batman in the future. He just has one condition.

"He has to be 13. That's the only way I'll accept it," Pattinson said during a Q&A for the press, including Insider, when asked if the Bat family will be expanding any time soon with the Caped Crusader's iconic sidekick.

Pattinson makes his debut as the Caped Crusader in next month's "The Batman" and was joined by star Zoë Kravitz, director Matt Reeves, and producer Dylan Clark for an in-person Q&A following a special screening of the film on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, California.

"I love 'Death in the Family' and stuff, but I think it'd be so cool," Pattinson said, referencing the popular 1988 comic story from Jim Starlin and Jim Aparo in which a young Jason Todd (the second Robin) is brutally murdered by the Joker.

Years later, it's revealed he wasn't actually killed. Instead, he returns as a masked vigilante named the Red Hood, who has a more vengeful brand of justice than Batman.

"People are so scared of it, but it's kind of exciting," Pattinson added. "I think it would be a really fun addition."

Reeves agreed with Pattinson, adding: "I also like 'Death in the Family.' And I think the idea of being able to approach some of those stories and think, 'How can we do this in a way that feels fresh and ground it in a way like, 'Look at the scary thing' and see if there's a way to do it."

"The question is, will we be too scared? But, I think we should try," Reeves added of exploring Robin.

That's such a specific Batman story for both Reeves and Pattinson to reference when there are multiple iterations of Robin — including Nightwing, Damian Wayne (Bruce's son) — that you have to wonder if they've already been considering bringing Todd's character to fruition in a live-action story.

After all, it's a story that's been revitalized recently at DC. In 2020, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment released an interactive animated feature based on the comic with alternate endings to the story.

"The Batman," also starring Zoë Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, and Andy Serkis is in theaters on March 4.

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