There were many Easter Eggs in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Several of which were callbacks to several eras of both Batman and Superman mythology. One though was a clear nod to a classic and infamous Batman story called Death In The Family. However, confirmation wasn’t quick to come.
This is in reference to the Robin on that was on display in the Batcave. It was believed to belong to a fallen Robin, and now, via a video found by Batman-News, it is confirmed to belong to Jason Todd.
“This was one of the big things from Batman v Superman, right across this way. The Jason Todd Robin suit,” the video’s tour guide explained. “Spray painted on the front ‘Ha ha. The joke’s on you Batman.’ Those of you that know the storyline, know what happened to this Robin.”
In the comics, Jason Todd was the 2nd Robin, following Dick Grayson. However, unlike his predecessor, he was not liked by the fans. So, to give the power to the fans, DC Comics allowed Jason’s fate to be decided by them. In the end, he was given the death sentence, and it was the Joker who finished him. In the comics, Batman was long haunted by the death of Jason Todd, even when he was brought back to life.
It’s widely believed that Jason Todd will be a focus of the solo Batman film starring Ben Affleck.