The latest round of rumors to circulate regarding Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice have revolved around Jena Malone’s involvement in the hugely anticipated blockbuster.
Malone hasn’t even been confirmed for Zack Snyder’s comic book adaptation, but it’s been widely circulated that she will play a female version of Robin in the Man of Steel sequel.
The young actress, who has previously appeared in Sucker Punch and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, has finally been asked about her alleged participation in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, and she gave an almost perfect response to the rumors. She said nothing at all.
E! Online caught up with the 29-year-old at Brooks Brothers on Rodeo Drive. This was where she was hosting a launch party for The Art Of Discovery, a new book from photographer Jeff Vespa that includes a hoard of portraits. Malone was picked because she has been a close friend to Vespa since she was just 14-years-old.
At the event, E!’s journalist took the opportunity to ask, “So, are you the new Robin?” According to the article, “Malone didn’t even blink. She gave me a little wave and slid off to the bar.”
What a cool character she is.
Rumors regarding Malone’s participation in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice only started after she visited the set of the film. This could easily have just been to see Snyder, who is a known confidant of Malone and even directed her in Sucker Punch. Instead, fans immediately decided that she was there because she has a role in the film.
A few weeks later, various outlets started to circulate that Malone could actually have a part in the film. However, these rumors then went into overdrive, when an anonymous extra declared that there was a female Robin in the film’s script. Soon, reports started to emerge that Malone would play Carrie Kelley, the female Robin who was a key character in Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns graphic novel.
This actually would make quite a bit of sense, as Snyder has always insisted that Miller’s seminal piece of work has been a huge influence on Batman V Superman, which was confirmed when we got our first looks at Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne/Batman, who is also clearly influenced by it.
However, there still hasn’t been any confirmation from anyone involved in the production. But Malone’s avoidance of anything related to Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice suggests that she certainly has something to hide, and will probably only exacerbate speculation.
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