I am loving the discussion, btw. I still think Robin is the result of Batman attempting to protect Dick, Jason and Tim. Damian is the first Robin to essentially needing a course change in his life. But in Dick and Jason's case, becoming Robin was a form of stop being a victim due to what had been taken from them and teaching them to protect themselves. Both have had reinterpretations of their origins over the years but they both were kids that had lost parents and seeking some type of retribution which most likely would have resulted in their deaths. Tim had different motivations but still was putting himself in danger. Like I said before, Batman knows that evil doesn't care about age so essentially anyone needs to be able to take care of themselves. But you have four boys, two of which share the same loss as Bruce, who are thrown in Batman's path. He either trains them or leave them to what may befall them. And we know three would probably finally be killed at some point.
I think that's what needs to be taken into account in a film. Its not like Batman sees Dick, Jason and Tim playing on the monkey bars at the playground and snatches them off to the Batcave. So, one thing that a film would have to make clear is that children die in Gotham. They are some of the easiest prey for some because they can't usually protect themselves. Into that mindset, you have Dick (who I think should remain the first Robin since I'm biased and stuff) cross paths with Batman forcing him to make a decision. Either he allows him to get himself killed or he trains him. Just like Bruce made the decision at a young age he would take the steps that eventually led him to become Batman he passes on his knowledge to train Robin to get justice for his self. I've never seen Batman forcing this on the boys or putting them in danger. To Batman, all citizens are in danger and its his job to make sure they are safe. Its why he goes out each night. Dick, Jason and Tim are in danger right now. And this is really the only way Bruce knows to help them and only because of the circumstances that put the two together.