Another week – another new fan theory. Rick, at TotalSpoiler has come up with a very, very long (did I mention it was long) and very detailed theory about why Christian Bale will be returning in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Rick claims that both “Man of Steel” and this new movie are actually in the Nolan universe, and that Affleck will not be playing Bruce Wayne but a different comic book character named Deathstroke. This superhero has also donned the Batman identity in the comic books and has his own butler, which could explain why Jeremy Irons would then be playing a non-Alfred butler character in “Batman v Superman.”
Further theorizing, Rick also believes that Jared Leto is not playing the Joker in the other upcoming DC movie, “Suicide Squad,” but instead is playing Robin — a direct continuation from the role originally played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt in “The Dark Knight Rises.” RememberGordon-Levitt played John Blake, who was revealed to be Robin by the end of the film.
Out of the long, long fan thesis, a few of the more compelling points are that the “Batman v Superman” batsuit looks similar to the Deathstroke-as-Batman suit from the comics. Affleck’s most memorable line from the trailer, “Do you bleed? You will,” is close to the Deathstroke quote, “I will make you bleed.”
The movie title also leaves out the “s” in “vs,” supposedly meaning that this is movie “V,” or the fifth installment in the franchise, rather than a new non-Nolan timeline. If you weren’t aware, Nolan and his wife, Emma Thomas, are also listed as executive producers.
Honestly, I felt like posting this story because I wanted to see everyone’s reaction. If you have the time to actually read Rick’s detailed “plot twist” – go here.
Let us know what you think below!