Comic-Con 2014

Justin Bieber Is Robin in 'Batman Vs. Superman'?

The pop star posts a photo of himself holding the script, though it's probably for a Funny...Or Die sketch.
What could crush the fanboy spirit harder than Ben Affleck being The Dark Knight in Man of Steel 2 (aka Batman Vs. Superman)? How about Justin Bieber starring as his sidekick Robin? Perhaps as a Friday 13th scare, and a quite good one, the controversial pop star posted an Instagram photo of himself holding the screenplay by Zack Snyder and David S. Goyer. His only hashtag:

"#Robin?"

Justin Bieber Batman Vs. Superman

Now, before you get too excitable, Justin Bieber also posted this Twitter update a few hours earlier.



Since posting last night, Justin Bieber has been called out as a giant Troll, and no one believes he is actually involved in the Batman Vs. Superman movie. He's likely appearing in another Funny...Or Die skit, which he's done plenty of times before. This one focusing on the ire his casting would draw. They probably posted the photo just to get real reactions from fans to include in the sketch. Though, he would make a good Robin. The kid's not a bad actor, and he looks the part.

But, let's take into consideration this is at all real. If you look closely at the screenplay that Bieber is holding, it says the story is based on the Batman: The Dark Knight Falls graphic novel by Frank Miller and Klaus Jansen. It is the fourth chapter in The Dark Knight Returns series.

Here is the plot synopsis.

"Batman's return stimulates The Joker to awaken from a catatonic state at Arkham Asylum. With renewed purpose, The Joker manipulates his caretakers to allow him to appear on a television talk show; he murders everyone in the television studio and escapes. Batman and Robin track him to a county fair, where he has already murdered many people. Batman defeats The Joker in a violent confrontation, almost killing him. To incriminate Batman for murder and thus defeat him, The Joker snaps his own neck. After another confrontation with the Gotham police and a citywide manhunt is begun, Batman escapes.

Superman diverts a Russian nuclear warhead which detonates in a desert. The United States is hit by an electromagnetic pulse and descends into chaos during the resulting blackout. In Gotham, Batman realizes what has happened and he and Robin turn the remaining Mutants and the Sons of the Batman into a non-lethal fighting force, leading them against looters and ensuring the flow of essential supplies. In the midst of a nuclear winter, Gotham becomes the safest city in the United States. The U.S. government sees this as an embarrassment and orders Superman to remove Batman. Oliver Queen (the former Green Arrow) predicts to Wayne that the government lackey Superman and the maverick Batman will have a final confrontation. Superman demands to meet Batman. Knowing that Batman may die, Wayne symbolically chooses Crime Alley- where he first became Batman. He relies on Superman's weakness caused by his near-death in the nuclear blast.

Superman tries to reason with Batman, but Batman uses his technological inventions and mastery of hand-to-hand combat to fight him. During the battle, Superman compromises Batman's exoframe, and Queen wields a kryptonite-tipped arrow to greatly weaken Superman. Batman suddenly has a heart attack, apparently dying. Alfred Pennyworth destroys the Batcave and Wayne Manor and dies from a stroke, exposing Batman as Bruce Wayne, whose fortune is now gone. After Wayne's funeral, it is revealed that his death was staged using chemicals that can suspend his vital life signs. Clark Kent attends the funeral and winks at Robin after hearing Wayne's heartbeat as he leaves the cemetery. Sometime afterward, Bruce Wayne leads Robin, Queen, and the rest of his followers into the caverns beyond the Batcave and prepares to continue his war on crime. He plans to assemble an army to bring order back to the world."


As you can see, this story does include Robin, as well as other Justice League members, and if done right, it could lead into a film about the creation of the Justice League. But again, this is probably tacked on to add an extra layer to the joke, and get fanboys talking too, who would otherwise discount Bieber as a mere troll.

What do you think about all this? Do you want to see Bieber as Robin? Or is that another nail in this film's coffin? Will his Funny...Or Die be funny? Or did it just die a horrible death? All will be revealed soon enough. Happy Saturday the 14th.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes to theaters May 6th, 2016 and stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons. The film is directed by Zack Snyder.


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  1. Beautifuljade03

    Robin is suppose to be played as a female. Jason gets barred with a crowbar before this.

    10 months agoby @beautifuljade03Flag

  2. justatadmatt

    well, they just aired Justin's "Funny or Die" sketch and it was an episode of 'Between Two Ferns' with Zach Galifanakis...

    does this mean the world is coming to an end?

    10 months agoby @justatadmattFlag

  3. Steven Cortez

    dude was justin taking a crap when he took his photo.

    10 months agoby @Steven-CortezFlag

  4. Ghostman

    Lol at all the butt hurt down below. Relax guys, it was only a joke.

    10 months agoby @ghostmanFlag

  5. Sean

    @montablitz Exactly, Lol :P .

    10 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  6. incmob

    actually... this makes perfect sense beings how the robin in Millers "the dark knight series" was actually a girl.

    10 months agoby @incmobFlag

  7. Zak Lee Ferguson

    this is not a reality, ita a funny or die sketch and Boob headed Bieber either thiking he's funny as knowing him he got his agent to have a script sent to him and Robin wont be included, Ferrell and all seem nerdish and would not miss an oppotunity to ballspit you analytical nerdgasm guys, its all hogus!

    10 months agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  8. Clint

    All I can say is this better be a FOD skit and not the real deal because if it is, it's one more reason this movie's going to suck so bad, it's gonna take down the DC Comics line with it for WB. There's a reason Nolan said no Robin and it's because Robin isn't exactly a beloved character in Batman circles for the most part.

    10 months agoby @pack-rulz1978Flag

  9. Montablitz

    No one wants to beiber sing "baby" on top of gothoms buildings

    11 months agoby @montablitzFlag

  10. The_Crow2k

    We are way passed April fools.....

    11 months agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  11. Anguslovesducks

    Yes! He would be a perfect robin!

    11 months agoby @AnguslovesducksFlag

  12. Sean

    @WalterWhite Exactly.

    11 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  13. Writer220

    True or not - he would be in breech of contract for saying anything about it and be fired on the spot.
    I had to sign a contract once just to keep my mouth closed for a certain production until it came out. No... nothing big, just an independent film, I did a little work for once.

    11 months agoby @writer220Flag

  14. undeadslayer4

    @john-m sry i guess ur right

    11 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  15. undeadslayer4

    @john-m i did and but whenever i start talking to him again he starts being really annoying again

    11 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  16. undeadslayer4

    @Brizzy hes a douche

    11 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  17. WalterWhite

    It's b.s

    11 months agoby @WalterWhiteFlag

  18. SpeedyEric

    No. It's not true! THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE!

    11 months agoby @SpeedyEricFlag

  19. Mr.K

    Are you people still believing in this bullsh*t from a bunch of unfunny dipsh*t trolls from the web? Get the f*ck over it.

    11 months agoby @mr-kFlag

  20. Roguemiroku

    the plot from the dark knight returns part 2 animated movie

    11 months agoby @roguemirokuFlag

  21. ridgl

    God, I hate this guy and everything he deems as a "story"

    11 months agoby @ridglFlag

  22. ridgl

    God, I hate this guy and everything he deems as a "story"

    11 months agoby @ridglFlag

  23. JJV

    BS !!! come on people!....please be more cleaver!
    1-This screams photoshop
    2-Hollywood never uses logos on scripts or screenplays, not that i am aware of
    3-WB hasn't even yet released the logo officially, the only place were the logo was seen is at comic con when it was announced, and that logo on the screenplay looks like its been taken from that video announcement at comic con and photoshop on this picture
    4-Even the title hasn't yet been announced officially, yes Goyer/Znyder (cant remember which one) have said it COULD BE, i repeat COULD BE, batman vs superman or superman vs batman. But nothing official YET
    5- and seriously, do you really think WB would cast Bieber in the most anticipated movie in ages.

    please...

    11 months agoby @JJVFlag

  24. K.Guy

    Wow.. Orange, you really unleashed hell in this page XD

    11 months agoby @kguyFlag

  25. Matthew Antoon

    all i have to say is lol. he couldn't play it. he is making a song for it probably .

    11 months agoby @matthew-antoonFlag

  26. Del

    I guess the fact that robin is a girl in that version make since that he would play the part too...

    11 months agoby @lucius922Flag

  27. Monkeyiron 2.0

    Funny or die skit so let's not loose our f*cking mond

    11 months agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  28. Buriblazing

    The world will implode and life will be extinguished.

    11 months agoby @buriblazingFlag