Justin Bieber to play Robin in the new Batman movie?
Pop star Justin Bieber has simultaneously sent Beliebers into a frenzy and diehard DC comic book fans into a panic overnight with his latest Instagram selfie.
The pic features the ‘Baby’ singer holding what looks to be a script for the new ‘Batman vs. Superman’ film, watermarked with his last name. The accompanying caption "#Robin??," has fuelled speculation he will playing the role of the masked crusader’s trusty sidekick.
Bieber is known to be a fan of the franchise, having worn a Batman mask to a screening of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ last year and even had a custom built Batmobile made for him.
Although his acting CV is short - a two-episode stint on ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,’ an uncredited blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo in ‘Men in Black 3’ and a guest spot on ‘The Simpsons,’ the Canadian singer would no doubt be bringing all his acting chops to the dream role.
However, shortly after posting the snap the Biebs tweeted, “Off to do something funny or...die :),” implying the script could just be a prop in a spoof video for Will Ferrell’s popular comedy site.
If so, oh, what a Joker…
— Leslie Yu