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Rumor: 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Will Find Batman And Wonder Woman Already Fighting Crime

The Playlist By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist August 5, 2014 at 4:22PM

Since we have nothing else to go on for now, "Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice" will continue to ride mostly on speculation. Yesterday, set footage revealed lots of mega-destruction on the horizon for the movie, but today there are some new rumblings about the characters, in particular Ben Affleck's Batman.
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Since we have nothing else to go on for now, "Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice" will continue to ride mostly on speculation. Yesterday, set footage revealed lots of mega-destruction on the horizon for the movie, but today there are some new rumblings about the characters, in particular Ben Affleck's Batman.

According to BadAssDigest, in Zack Snyder's upcoming movie, Batman will have been active for decades, but never seen by the public and is believed to be an urban legend. This isn't quite surprising, and was a theory tossed around The Playlist offices when Affleck was cast — his age alone suggests Bruce Wayne has been kicking around the universe of these characters for some time. But Batman will not be alone in his vigilante crime fighting efforts, as Wonder Woman will also have been out on the streets before she comes into the orbit of Superman. But for us, this is the really interesting nugget of the latest batch of intel:

....the Batcave includes a memorial centered around a tattered Robin costume.

Could this mean an open door to the long rumored Nightwing popping up somewhere down the line? Nobody is ever dead in comics, and perhaps Dick Grayson will emerge in a new crimefighting persona, perhaps in "Justice League." Or maybe he's just dead, and this is just a wink to fans. But it would be an odd detail to leak this early, if it didn't have some significance (if it's true). And if there's room for Aquaman, why not this?

Anyway, that's your Bats update for today. See you on May 6, 2016, and let us know what you think in the comments section.

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