In August, The Hunger Games star Jena Malone was spotted on the Michigan set of Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. You may remember she starred in Snyder’s Sucker Punch, but the “visit” quickly led to speculation.
Then just last week, she posted a pic of her hair on Instagram which incited the rumors further. Since Snyder has said he is drawing inspiration from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, many have been wondering whether Malone is the Robin of that tale, Carrie Kelley.
Today, The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Malone will, indeed, appear in the film, although they don’t say for what role.
This morning, local Michigan news WILX10 posted a video (below) claiming that the film will feature a female version of Robin. The Wrap, also adds that an extra on the film has revealed that Malone is indeed playing Carrie Kelley. The individual risks a $5 million fine for breaching the confidentiality agreement required by those who work on the film.
Nightwing was rumored for the film at one time, and said to have parted ways with his mentor Batman. Kelley in The Dark Knight Returns was only 13, so maybe Malone is playing a version of Robin that has been with Batman for a while.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Zack Snyder is directing.
The cast includes Man of Steel’s Henry Cavill reprising his role as Superman in the film, Ben Affleck is Bruce Wayne/Batman, Gal Gadot is Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg is Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons is Alfred Pennyworth, Ray Fisher is Victor Stone/Cyborg, and Jason Momoa is Aquaman and rumored to appear. Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane will also reprise their roles in the sequel. Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto and Scoot McNairy have unknown roles.
It is scheduled to hit theaters in the US on March 25th, 2016.