With the news that Dick Grayson is getting his own movie, let’s take a look at the various depictions of Batman’s youthful ward over the years…
For proof that Batman and Robin have been inseparable right from the beginning, the Dynamic Duo made their on-screens debuts together in 1943 movie serial Batman. While Lewis Wilson played the Black-and-White Knight, the 16-year old Douglas Croft played the Boy Wonder.
Batman and Robin (1949)
In the 1949 follow-up serial, Batman and Robin (not to be confused with 1997’s Batman & Robin – note the ampersand), the Duo were played by Robert Lowery and Johnny Duncan respectively. Duncan’s youthful looks allowed him to portray the Boy Wonder at the age of 27.
The portrayal that defined Robin for decades was Burt Ward’s take in the pop culture phenomenon that was the 1960s Batman TV show – and the associated Batman: The Movie (1996). Ward’s Robin is famous for his “Holy [Insert term here], Batman!” catchphrase.