If you’re purely a fan of the Batman movies and don’t know anything about the comic book source material, then making Robin a girl probably comes as a huge shocker to you. However, the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film largely pulls its story from Frank Miller’s graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns, in which Robin is a 13-year-old girl named Carrie Kelley.
Resting bitch face much? Then again I really can’t talk considering that my face gives off the impression that I’m perpetually on the verge of committing a mass murder at any given moment. Jena Malone, the actress rumored to be playing Robin in the upcoming film, also has the same problem. You remember Jena, right? She played that perpetually bitchy chick in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire:
In which case it looks like she’s suited perfectly for the role. While Malone hasn’t been confirmed as Robin, more signs than not point to her as having secured the role. Back on October 3rd she posted the following image to her Instagram with the caption “Drastic times call for drastic measures,” which prompted numerous comments suggesting that she had been cast as Robin.
But so what? Maybe she just felt like getting a funky lookin’ haircut…but then again there’s the fact that an anonymous person on the film set came forward and basically said she’s Robin.
Since the local report, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed with multiple sources that the Hunger Game actress does appear in the Warner Bros. movie…
the local newscaster also alleged that “the character of Robin, as scripted now, is female,” suggesting that Malone might be playing the juicy part.
The station’s source? An anonymous person on the film set who riskily agreed to an on-camera interview on the condition that his face be obscured and his voice disguised. The source claims during the interview that he would face a multimillion dollar lawsuit for violating the production’s strict non-disclosure agreement should anyone discover his identity.
If Malone is as kick-ass in the new film as she was in Hunger Games, I think it’s safe to say that we’ll have a very, very good reboot of Superman coming our way (finally).
[H/T Vanity Fair]