In terms of casting for Red Hood, it looks like WB/DC are looking for an unknown to fill the role, much like Ray Fisher for Cyborg. In terms of his look, we’re told that he’ll
look very much like he does in the comics, as well as his Arkham Knight videogame series appearances. That could shake out in many different ways for his final incarnation, but
you get the idea.
It’s unclear how closely Affleck & Johns will be adapting the "A Death in the Family" and "Under The Hood" storylines, but I’d guess that it will be more of a framework reference
as they create their own version of each story. Personally, I think the choice of using those well-known arcs to kick off the solo Batman series is the smartest way to go. It
capitalizes on two of the best Batman stories in the last 30 years and utilizes the characters that are not only essential Batman characters, but ones that could easily branch
off into their own films, notably Red Hood and Nightwing.
As this project is still being developed there’s always room for things to change or even have some elements get scrapped altogether, but at this time this is the direction we’re
being told that they’re headed and I couldn’t be more excited. Many have expressed doubts about how the DCEU will unfold as their first phase of films roll out, but I love the
fact that it’s getting underway with a rich history already in place, rather than starting from scratch. It’s a very different model than the way Marvel has gone, which was a slow
roll to their current state. DC and WB
sound like they’re ready to hit the ground running and come March of next year we’ll get our first taste of that when BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE hits theaters and gets this
DC madness underway. I can't wait!
DAWN OF JUSTICE