We’re all waiting eagerly for The Umbrella Academy Season 2 – at least, I am – but there’s been an interesting development regarding the actor who plays Number Five in the show (Aidan Gallagher) as people have realised he’d make an excellent Robin in the DCEU.
The American actor started off his career in Modern Family, and then went on to star in Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, which is a television show on Nickelodeon.
Then, in 2018, he bagged himself the role of Number Five in the hit Netflix TV show, The Umbrella Academy, which was one of the biggest series of last year.
The show’s become incredibly popular and fans are desperate to see what’s going to happen next, however, Aidan Gallagher’s career has only just begun, and people are seemingly thinking he’s destined for bigger and better things.
This is why fans have been suggesting the actor should play Robin in the DCEU, or maybe even in Matt Reeves’ The Batman movie.
This idea has started to gain some traction online, and there has even been some fan art of Gallagher as Robin.
The best bit of fan art I’ve seen of him as Batman’s trusted sidekick comes from Mizuri, who posted his fan art on Instagram.
Would The Umbrella Academy’s Aidan Gallagher make a good Robin?
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Who is your favourite Robin ? (Jason Todd is Mine!) . – @aidanrgallagher as Damian Wayne ! – Been a while since I’ve done a Damian Wayne artwork, and everytime I do, its of my man Aidan. He’s so good in @umbrellaacad and I can’t wait to see him and his crew kill it in Season 2. Here’s a poster I put together, Enjoy ! – Follow me for more! @mizuriofficial
The first thing that strings to mind is that he definitely looks the part.
He has the right hair colour, he’s the right age, and he showed in The Umbrella Academy that he has the acting chops for the role.
He’s doing something quite difficult in the show as he’s portraying a much older man in a young person’s body, and he does it really well.
Honestly, after seeing this bit of fan casting, I can’t think of anybody better to play Robin in The Batman movie alongside Robert Pattinson.
The Batman already boasts an incredible cast, with the likes of Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano and Jeffrey Wright already having been confirmed for the movie.
What do you think? Would The Umbrella Academy’s Aidan Gallagher make a good Robin for The Batman movie? Let us know in the comments below.
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