Jay Lycurgo's cameo in 'The Batman': Coincidence or a 'Titans' connect?
'The Batman' has a surprise pretty early in the movie and that leads to speculations if the movie has a connection with the DC series, 'Titans'. Actor Jay Lycurgo who plays Tim Drake/Robin in 'Titans Season 3' makes a cameo appearance right at the start. In a scene that introduces Robert Pattinson's Batman, Lycurgo can be seen as one of the characters dressed up for Halloween with half his face painted and sides with some bullies in the subway.
The attempt to mug a man goes awry when the Bat shows and pummels the members of the gang, except for Lycurgo (who is unnamed in the movie by the way) who watches in awe and fear before finally scooting off. The actor played a massive role in the series as the third Robin after Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites) and Jason Todd (Curran Walters). The season sees Drake figure out that Dick was Nightwing and that Bruce Wayne was the Batman.
Over the course of the season, Lycurgo's Drake undergoes quite the transformation as he gets shot by Scarecrow (Vincent Kartheiser) and nearly dies before an afterworld event with Donna Troy. By the end, he is welcomed as part of the Titans as they head back to San Francisco. The actor is all set to reprise his role in the upcoming season that's on the floors.
Does Jay Lycurgo's casting mean something more?
Most probably not. To play the Robin in two different universes isn't exactly a convincing theory, and the Titans are set much after Bruce Wayne's days as the Batman. Next up is the age difference, Drake and the character in the movie appear to be of the same age and considering the timeline, he should have aged quite a bit. This could be pure coincidence. Unless 'Titans' Season 4 considers Pattinson's version of Bruce Wayne as the caped crusader and ties him into the series.
For now, it's safe to assume that this was just a simple Easter Egg and nothing more. He's certainly not a major character in this universe. Should there be a storyline on the Robin in the sequel and if it is Drake playing the part, then that's something else.
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