Re: Robin or no Robin?
Use Robin. If you were to use a 13 year old actor, the movie will live or die on that actor. It's a huge risk. Is it worth taking? Personally, I prefer an older Dick.
I would have it where Jason has just been murdered and Bruce is in a fractured state of mind. Regretting the decision to have a partner so young. In the meantime, Dick has come back to Gotham to help Bruce, who is caught in the plot of the film but could be a danger to himself and as Batman. Basically, the film would show why Batman needs Robin and at the same time, address to the audience why he is needed, and break the stigma Robin has these days. The job of the writer and director is to show people Robin is important.
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