Confirmed: The Identity of The Dead ROBIN In 'BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE' BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE was something of a techno remix of classic DC Comics storylines. Zack Snyder provided the main beat, but he worked in samples of several beloved classics to spice things up. In there, you had the obvious two, which were THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN, but there was also a reference to BATMAN: A DEATH IN THE FAMILY. Seen briefly in the film was this glimpse of the costume of one of Batman's former Robins.