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Jena Malone Might Be Playing Robin in 'Batman v Superman'

An extra on the movie leaked the information from the Michigan set where the movie's been filming.

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Holy sidekicks Batman! Jena Malone might be playing Robin in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. And before you throw up your hands and say, "But Robin is a boy!," think again.

Carrie Kelley as Robin in the animated movie of <em>The Dark Knight Returns</em>.
Carrie Kelley as Robin in the animated movie of The Dark Knight Returns.
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In The Dark Knight Returns, the Frank Miller comic where Batman fights Superman, a girl named Carrie Kelley becomes Robin. That's who Malone might be playing, which might be why she's been rocking a red 'do lately. Television station WILX in Lansing, Michigan, convinced an extra to reveal the secret, which is actually kind of insane. He spoke to the station on condition of anonymity. All they show in the video is his hands shaking, and his voice has been digitally altered because he signed a non-disclosure agreement with the studio that opens him up to a $5 million fine if he blabs about what he's seen. So we have no idea why he's talking.

Anyway, according to WILX, the crew has been seen shooting scenes with Ben Affleck (Batman) and Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor) on the Michigan State campus in Lansing, and Malone has also been seen on set.

The news comes on the heels of a motherlode of DC movie universe revelations this week. On Wednesday, Warner Bros. revealed a slate of 10 DC universe movies scheduled through 2020. The first movie to follow Batman v Superman will be Suicide Squad in 2016, and today we learned Will Smith, Tom Hardy, and Margot Robbie are all in the running for key roles. Batman v Superman is rumored to end with an assembled Justice League including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and possibly the Flash played by Ezra Miller.

Even with all that news, not a squeak had been heard by anyone about Jena Malone or Robin, so this is a huge leak if it's true.

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