10 Actors Who Could Play Robin in Batman v Superman

There has been a lot of talk and speculation surrounding the possible inclusion of Robin in Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Daniel Radcliffe recently expressed interest in playing the character, and it was rumored that Adam Driver (Girls, Star Wars: Episode VII) was up for the role of Nightwing. There's no confirmation on whether Robin or Nightwing will be in the movie, but there's a good chance that somewhere down the line one or both of the characters will be introduced into Snyder's DC cinematic universe. 

So I came up with a list of young actors who could potentially take on the role of Robin in the film. Over the years there have been several Robins introduced in the the comics, and any one of those could be brought into the franchise. There's Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Damian Wayne, and Carrie Kelley. Each one had a very different attitude, personality, and outlook on life.

Dick Grayson was the OG Robin. He had a light-hearted attitude, quick-witted comments, and a lot of heart. He eventually became Nightwing.

Jason Todd is the opposite of Grayson with his sneaky, snarky, street smart attitude. He was a tough and dishonest kid, who was eventually beaten to death by Joker. He later became the Red Hood.

Tim Drake was the kind of Robin who used brains before brawn. He was a very calculating character who would seem to figure things out before Bruce Wayne did. He actually seemed to make a better detective than Wayne.

Damian Wayne was the son of Bruce Wayne and was impatient, murderous, spiteful, socially awkward, annoying, and extremely deadly. He was unlike any Robin that ever existed. 

Carrie Kelley was the first female Robin. She was a street smart kid who became obsessed with Batman after he saved her life. She had absentee parents who barely noticed her existence, and she trained herself in secret.

Here is a list of actors I think could play these characters. Feel free to to make any additions in the comment section below! 

Brenton Thwaites

 (The Signal, The Giver)

Thwaites is an extremely talented actor who is doing some amazing films, and I have to say he would be my number one choice to take on the role of Dick Grayson. 

Chloe Grace Moretz


If they decide to go with Carrie Kelley, Moretz is the perfect choice. Yeah, she may be a little older, but she has proven that she has the skills, both in acting and kicking ass. I have no doubt she'd kill it in the part.

Aaron Paul

(Breaking Bad, Need For Speed)

If Jason Todd is ever introduced into the franchise, Paul could the man for the job. It would be a pretty amazing story arc if they went this route, but the actor could easily portray that street smart character who eventually becomes the Red Hood.  

Lucas Till 

(X-Men: First Class, Days of Future Past)

I'll be honest, Tim Drake may have been a good detective, but he is one of the most uninteresting Robins ever, and I hope that the studio skips him altogether. If they don't, though, Till is their man. 

Asa Butterfield 

(Ender's Game)

This young actor is an up-and-comer who was amazing in Ender's Game. He would be a great choice for Damian Wayne if the filmmakers decided to go that route. He's got that feisty, smart, and hardened attitude. I know he's not the right age, but age can always be adjusted.

Matt Bomer

(White Collar)

He's a little bit of an older choice, but he would be great as a seasoned Nightwing. He's got that "I don't give a shit, I'll take you down" tough guy look.

Jared Padalecki


If the rumors are true, then Nightwing will be the first Robin character introduced into the franchise. It's hard for me to imagine Adam Driver in the role, but I think Padalecki would be a solid choice that a lot of Supernatural fans would be happy with. 

Dylan O'Brien

(Teen Wolf, The Maze Runner)

Here's another one who could play Damian, but I also think he might have the range to take on the role of Todd as well. O'Brien's just got this rambunctious look to him, and from what I've seen, he's a decent young actor.

Max Thieriot

(Bates Motel)

This guy has a very scrappy look and street smart attitude, and he's another actor who could easily play Jason Todd.

Ansel Elgort

(The Fault of Our Stars)

There's just something about this actor that I really like. He has that good boy look, but he gets very serious and really intense when he needs to be. I think he'd be good in the role of Dick Grayson and could grow from Robin into Nightwing. I could also see him as Tim Drake.