On Sept. 13, Justin uploaded a picture of a personalized ‘Batman vs. Superman’ script, hinting that he may be in the running to play the Dark Knight’s trusty sidekick. Could this really be happening or is JB just messing with us? HollywoodLife.com can tell you the truth EXCLUSIVELY.
The internet already exploded when it was announced that Ben Affleck was cast as Batman in the upcoming movie, Batman vs. Superman, but that controversy would be nothing compared to the chaos that would ensue if Justin Bieber was hired to play Batman’s sidekick, Robin.
Justin Bieber: Preparing To Play Robin In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’?
Justin — always one to drum up hysteria — shocked Batfans and Beliebers alike on Sept. 13 when he uploaded a pic to his Instagram showing a copy of the Superman movie script. His name is plastered on the pages, making it clear that the script was meant specifically for him, and to add to the mania, Justin captioned the picture, “#Robin ??.”
There have been two pointed reactions to the leading photo — there are Justin’s fans who want nothing more than to see him in those red tights alongside Batman, and then there’s everyone else who would seemingly rather go blind than have to see Justin as Robin.
“I really hope Justin Bieber being cast as Robin in the Batman Vs Superman movie is a joke. I really hope it’s just a joke,” @_hance tweeted, while on the other side @iBiebersSwaag tweeted, “OMFGGG I’M SO EXCITED.”
Will Justin Bieber Be Cast As Robin?
So what the heck is really going on here? Has Justin really landed a huge starring role in the biggest blockbuster of 2015, or is he just trying to get a rise out of everyone?
Unfortunately for Beliebers, it’s the latter. “Justin Bieber will NOT be in the next Batman film, either as Robin or craft services,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively.
It’s also worth noting that Justin filmed a video for the comedy website Funny Or Die on Sept. 13, according to our sister site Variety, which means he may have been taking advantage of a convincing prop.
What side are you on, HollywoodLifers? Would you like to see Justin as Robin or is it the last thing you ever want to happen? Let us know!
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— Andrew Gruttadaro