Harry Potter Star Daniel Radcliffe Wants to Play Robin Opposite Ben Affleck's Batman

Harry Potter Star Daniel Radcliffe Wants to Play Robin Opposite Ben Affleck's Batman

Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, says he'd be "perfect" to play Robin alongside Ben Affleck's Batman.

Earlier in the week, we reported that there are rumors Warner Bros. is already planning on a standalone Batman film starring Ben Affleck set for 2019, even if the still-in-development Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice flick has yet to hit theaters. Well, if that rumored Batman reboot film does comes true, don't be surprised if you see Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe fighting crime as Robin. In a rapid-fire interview with BuzzFeed, Radcliffe said that he'd be interested in starring in another franchise, and when asked which one, he replied "Batman," and added he'd be "perfect" as Robin.

Batman. If they reboot that again, I'll do that, too. It's happening isn't it? With Ben Affleck. I could be Robin. I'm perfect.

While Radcliffe is fortunate enough to step out of the Harry Potter hole, as most assumed he'd be forever pegged, I honestly don't know if him playing Robin would be a good idea. But then again, we have seen stranger things happen.

In other Batman v Superman-related news, Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Conan), is reported to have landed the role of Aquaman in the upcoming film. Not only that, but this recent alleged leak has blown the lid off Warner's upcoming DC Comics movie schedule.

Would you want to see Radcliffe be Robin? Or do you think he'd make a good Joker instead or maybe on a different comic book movie franchise altogether?

Source: BuzzFeed via Variety

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I haven't seen any of the harry potter movies, but I think I'd be cool with him being robin. At least it would be a chance for him to break being referenced to as the harry potter actor/star.

PirateRose:
I haven't seen any of the harry potter movies, but I think I'd be cool with him being robin. At least it would be a chance for him to break being referenced to as the harry potter actor/star.

I'm not sure it would work out that way. I'm pretty sure it would lead to jokes about Harry Potter being Batman's sidekick.

Heh heh, sure, why the hell not? I don't think there's enough people snickering at the whole concept of Batfleck yet. :P

Eh, why not. His head is the right shape to pull off the dorky haircut, and it's fun to watch him get beat up for no real reason, so he's already got two of the qualifications down.

My initial reaction is that maybe he'll be a little too old. But then again look how young they have Lex Luthor in this movieverse. Radcliffe's a good actor and he looks the part so why not?

If nothing else, he's pretty good at American accents. I think he'd do well.

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Adding Robin to the B vs S movie would be a mistake in my opinion whoever plays him. the movie should focus on the prime characters and not try to overload of characters just for the sake of introing them.

I do think its a good fit, he is a very good actor even though his Harry Potter stuff never let him do much with the role. That mini series where he is a doctor in Russia or some shit was very cool.

Darks63:
Adding Robin to the B vs S movie would be a mistake in my opinion whoever plays him. the movie should focus on the prime characters and not try to overload of characters just for the sake of introing them.

Pretty sure the casting for Batman v Superman is very much complete by now. If there is going to be Robin, and if it is going to be Radcliffe, he won't be turning up until later Batfleck appearances.

I also pretty sure the concept of 'Don't overload Batman v Superman with side-characters who are only there to set up The Justice League' went flying out the window a while back.

Shaping up to be another "Batman Forever"

He seems a bit old for Robin, but he would make an excellent Nightwing. Just slap a mullet on him like the cartoon and it would be perfection. Maybe a Nightwing origin story at least, so we can get to see him in those goofy bright red and green Robin tights acting all emo and bitter because Batman doesn't respect him.

Am I the only one that wonders wtf the picture in the article is? It looks like he is humping the back of the skull of a man wearing a cyberpunk elephant mask.

Or maybe it doesn't and I've lost my mind ._.

Radcliffe as Dick Grayson? Sure, why not, I think it'd be right.

This actually could work. Just don't put any more characters in the next movie, there's too many already.

Could work, if Daniel's a good enough actor to not carry a british accent into a role that is supposed to be a new york american youth.

Darks63:
Adding Robin to the B vs S movie would be a mistake in my opinion whoever plays him. the movie should focus on the prime characters and not try to overload of characters just for the sake of introing them.

We're like 1000 characters too late for that.
Already has Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Lex Luthor, Aquaman, Lois Lane, Martha Kent, Alfred, Perry White....
They're just throwing everything at this and hoping something sticks.
Might as well throw in Harry Potter too.

Aside from Wonder Woman, who they MAY have cast perfectly (if she can build some decent muscle and act), this whole movie is nothing but one massive string of mistakes...

Given how many superheroes are already in this series, I don't think they have enough room to fit Robin in.

KoudelkaMorgan:
Am I the only one that wonders wtf the picture in the article is? It looks like he is humping the back of the skull of a man wearing a cyberpunk elephant mask.

Or maybe it doesn't and I've lost my mind ._.

I think that's from Equus, a West End play, which would make it a horse. Not a particularly good-looking horse is it?

Somehow I just don't see a 30-year-old Harry Potter playing Robin, and I don't think he's really serial killer-ey enough to play the Joker. How about the Riddler though? Radcliffe's definitely got the strung out, overwrought nerd angle in spades.

Batfleck, Man of Steel's Superman, Lexxie Eisenluthor, and British Robin? This sounds too ridiculous (read: good) to be true!

Daniel Radcliffe is not a very good actor. I love Harry Potter, both books and movies, but of the 3 main characters I think Rupert Grint did the best job and even he wasn't that convincing.

Ieyke:

Darks63:
Adding Robin to the B vs S movie would be a mistake in my opinion whoever plays him. the movie should focus on the prime characters and not try to overload of characters just for the sake of introing them.

We're like 1000 characters too late for that.
Already has Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Lex Luthor, Aquaman, Lois Lane, Martha Kent, Alfred, Perry White....
They're just throwing everything at this and hoping something sticks.
Might as well throw in Harry Potter too.

Aside from Wonder Woman, who they MAY have cast perfectly (if she can build some decent muscle and act), this whole movie is nothing but one massive string of mistakes...

Yeah, I'm worried about that too. DC lacks vision.

i dont know why but the first thing that comes to mind about this for me is

"fuck off grasshopper"

I say yeah, good luck to him.
We will be having a Robin eventually so if there is a stand alone Batman film in 2019 I would say Radcliffe is a good choice. I don't want to see a teenage Robin, I want to see a young man that Batman needs to help direct his rage, be the father figure that he never had, I thought that was the whole point?

Think about it, why is that none comic book fans have such a problem with Robin yet are pretty much cool with Nightwing despite it being the same person? Its the Kid aspect. Seeing some kid jumping about taking out bad guys with backflips and crap de-powers Batman, his size and psychical peak and intimidating figure suddenly mean nothing when some kid is doing his job as efficiently as he is.

Ratty:
My initial reaction is that maybe he'll be a little too old. But then again look how young they have Lex Luthor in this movieverse. Radcliffe's a good actor and he looks the part so why not?

So we could have a really young Lex Luthor, and a really old Robin.

Since most people have already written this movie off I say go for it. Give us a movie experience we will never forget.

I think if were getting an older more experienced Batman in Dawn of Justice, I'd like Dick Grayson to be Nightwing already..his past of Robin referenced and maybe a few flash backs.

as for Radcliffe..I don't know...I'm actually annoyed Joseph-Gordon Levitt was that Cop in TDRK, I'd have taken him as Dick Grayson.

Hero in a half shell:

Ratty:
My initial reaction is that maybe he'll be a little too old. But then again look how young they have Lex Luthor in this movieverse. Radcliffe's a good actor and he looks the part so why not?

So we could have a really young Lex Luthor, and a really old Robin.

Since most people have already written this movie off I say go for it. Give us a movie experience we will never forget.

Yeah, of course an older Robin also makes sense as Batman is supposed to be a grizzled Ben Affleck-aged veteran by the time the movies pick up on him this time.

KoudelkaMorgan:
Am I the only one that wonders wtf the picture in the article is? It looks like he is humping the back of the skull of a man wearing a cyberpunk elephant mask.

Or maybe it doesn't and I've lost my mind ._.

I think it's from the same play where he was nude on stage so maybe humping wasn't out of the question. I hear the play itself was quite a hit with fangirls for his generous euh...talent.

Radcliffe as Robin? I could see it work in all honesty and I reckon the guy's gotta be a decent actor to have not flopped at the west end and the unforgiving theater world. If we need the boy wonder in a batman film, one could do far worst imo.

No..keep Robin away from mainstream movies. I don't want another Batman & Robin to happen.

Robin/Nightwing only works well in animated movies.

If Radcliffe becomes the next Robin, can this lead to him being Nightwing? Because, if so, I'm all for that...

FPLOON:
If Radcliffe becomes the next Robin, can this lead to him being Nightwing? Because, if so, I'm all for that...

Now that you mention it he'd make an amazing Nightwing.

I'm torn on this one. On one hand, I'd really like to see him pull this off (I haven't seen anything he's been in recently, and I'd like to change that), but on the other hand, I'm not sure this iteration of DC movies is the right choice for him. Considering how dark the Nolan movies have been, I'd rather see him in something that has more levity, rather than the Bat-Grump and his Grumpy friends.

I can think of worse people to play Robin.

 

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