Suicide Squad director David Ayer has finally put all those “Who Killed Robin” rumors to rest by revealing who actually killed the Boy Wonder.
In a recent interview with Empire Online, Ayer has officially confirmed that it was Jared Leto’s Clown Prince of Crime who had murdered Batman’s (Ben Affleck) sidekick, and this in turn got the Joker’s teeth smashed in by the Dark Knight. This, of course, counters speculations that it was Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) who had done the deed, whether she was alone or not.
It’s really too bad that this wasn’t actually revealed in the movie, but here’s what Ayer told Empire:
“This is sort of my personal thing and maybe less about a larger connection. But Joker killed Robin and Batman basically smashes his teeth out and locks him up in Arkham Asylum. It’s in the asylum where Joker would have done the ‘damaged’ tattoo as a message to Batman saying, 'You’ve damaged me. I was so beautiful before and now you’ve destroyed my face.' That’s where the grill comes from.”
The director also revealed there would be no R-rated version of the movie (boo!), as Warner Bros. did with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and frankly, if there was one movie that deserved to be made as an R-rated comic book film, it’s Suicide Squad.