Batman: 8 Incredibly Dark Joker Moments We'll Never See On Screen
8. The Murder Of Jason Todd
After serving more than 40 years in the role, it was definitely difficult for many fans to let go of Dick Grayson as Robin. The chemistry hed developed with Bruce Wayne made their relationship very easy for new writers to take over. Sadly, creating a teen punk as a replacement wasnt very wise. To be fair, Todd was actually very identical to Grayson initially, but he was changed to fit a more modern-outlook following the mass reboot event called Crisis on Infinite Earths. Regardless, the character was killed off via an infamous telephone poll that resulted in the now acclaimed storyline A Death In The Family. Of course, who better to knock off the rebel than the Dynamic Duos nemesis himself?! After tricking Todds mom into leading her son into a warehouse, the clown proceeds to beat the heck out of him with a crowbar in front of his own mother before leaving them both to die in a bomb hed rigged. Why It Won't Be Done... Beating someone to death isnt uncommon in PG-13 movies, but if the victim is an underage kid? Thats a whole other story. Its an unwritten rule in Hollywood that you not show that happening, and while it could perhaps work in a brief flashback, Memento-esque format used to depict Todds death, a panel-to-panel reconstruction would never be shown. In all honesty, just look at that picture of Batman cradling a bloodied, dead body in his arms and tell me theyd show this in a live action, theatrical release.
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