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Holy rumour, Batman!

Is Robin going to play a role in Arkham Asylum 2?

Straight out the gate, I’m just going to say it; I hate Robin. To me he was an unnecessary, lifeless, irritating and pointless addition to one of the great comics/franchises of all time. Whereas Batman was a grim, hardened and world-weary character, Robin was the spunky, light comic relief that to me ruined the tone of the whole piece. OK, he’s not so bad in certain comics, and the character worked well in the original Batman series, as portrayed by Burt Ward (who if you didn’t know, went on to star in a series of soft-core porn movies), but that was a light-hearted merry-go-round of frolics, and the character worked perfectly. But in other cases, when the mood was distinctively darker, Robin’s very appearance ruined it for me, and the sooner he got kidnapped and strung-up over a tank of angry sharks and begrudged piranhas, the better. Anyway, enough of that, let’s get on with the piece.

According to IMDB, Vincent Martella has been cast to play Robin in Batman: Arkham Asylum 2. Although no official confirmation from Warner has been released, with only the rather empty statement being “To our knowledge, what you asked about is inaccurate information. We are not yet discussing details for the sequel.” IMDB very rarely get it wrong.