Major Details On “Batman vs. Superman” Leak Out
Apparently the story will be that the original Robin, Dick Grayson, is now off on his own as a hero named Nightwing. This is a situation also similar to the comics. There have been a number of new people who have taken on the mantle of Robin in the comics.
The most shocking detail to leak out from the film is that Batman’s longtime ally, Commissioner Gordon, is dead. It is possible that the movie will reveal that the world thinks Gordon is dead, but that he is actually in hiding.
Commissioner Gordon has always been an important character in the Batman universe. He has played an integral role in most of the great “Batman” stories, from “Killing Joke” to “Batman: Year One”. This might be a choice designed to separate from the Christopher Nolan trilogy and make it clear that this is a different take on Batman entirely.
Considering how well-regarded Nolan’s “Batman” trilogy is, that is probably a smart idea.