During a panel event attended by Collider, Robert Pattinson and film director Matt Reeves mentioned that they wouldn’t mind doing the infamous “Batman” storyline “Death in the Family.” The 1988 storyline drew controversy because the comic series killed off Jason Todd, aka Robin, at the hands of the Joker. The character of Jason Todd was only 13 years old in the comics, making some readers upset about the manner in which he was written out. In 2020, “Death in the Family” was released as a short, choose-your-own-adventure-style animated film that holds a 75% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
At the panel, Pattinson went on to elaborate, “No, I love ‘Death in the Family’ and stuff. I think it would be so cool. Also, people are so scared of it that it’s kind of exciting. I think it would be a really fun addition.”
Reeves agreed with Pattinson, saying, “I also like ‘Death in the Family,’ and I think the idea of being able to approach some of the stories and think, ‘How can we do this in a way that feels fresh and grounded?'”
The two make excellent points, and after all, Batman is one of the more morbid superheroes to exist. If there is a sequel and it happens to include the “Death in the Family” storyline, fans of the “Batman” comic books are sure to be more than pleased at the dark source material.