Justin Bieber sent seismic waves of terror through the hearts of already disorientated Batman Vs. Superman fans when he posted a photo of a supposed script for the 2015-due film and captioned it, "#Robin??"
Following The Wrap's insider statement, most of the hysteria about the teen singer in a hypothetical superhero costume has now abated. It shouldn't really have sparked in the first place considering the 19-year-old tweeted a "Funny or Die" heads up hours before his mischievous Instagram, but the Internet is a volatile place.
As yet the online comedy outlet hasn't posted the skit Bieber referred to last week. But the site did post a very interesting photo to their Instagram account directed to the actor Chris O'Donnell.
The snap shows the same, fake Bieber watermarked Snyder-Goyer film script photoshopped next to an intently staring O'Donnell. Naturally, it's tagged "#robin??"
It's yet more confirmation (as if it were needed) that "Funny or Die" are about to unleash a Batman Vs. Superman sketch with the Canadian singer and, very probably, O'Donnell too.
The 43-year-old played Robin opposite Val Kilmer in 1995's Batman Forever and again two years later in Batman & Robin opposite George Clooney.
One wonders if all those fanboys/girls who had mini-meltdowns over Justin's Instagram feel faintly foolish?
Or perhaps they've already returned to fretting over "The Affleck Situation" as Complex calls it?
Speaking of which, the actor recently addressed the gnashing that greeted his casting as Batman in Man of Steel 2 / Batman Vs. Superman.
Guesting on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show on Monday night, the Bostonian revealed he was told by the film's producers to expect a hostile reaction and sent past reactions to other castings.
Telling Fallon and the studio audience that he recalled thinking "I'm a big boy," and "I handle s**t," the Argo director added, "The first comment I read [online] was 'Noooooooo!'"
In response, Affleck said he closed whatever web page he was on before quipping, "We're gonna be Luddites for a while, kids."
Ah, intermittent internet-phobia. Bieber could probably fill a few A4's on that.
#robin?? @ChrisODonnell http://t.co/i8mULZJLk3
— Funny Or Die (@funnyordie) September 17, 2013