Word broke today that Hunger Games and Donnie Darko actress Jen Malone has been cast in a ‘top secret’ role for the upcoming Batman v. Superman movie. Malone was spotted on the set of Batman v. Superman multiple times in August. According to the source who broke the news, Malone has been cast as Carrie Kelley—known in Frank Miller’s Dark Knight universe as none other than Robin.
Considering the upcoming film will be drawing heavily from Miller’s beloved graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns, it wouldn’t be too big of a shock if Carrie Kelley was involved as a character in the movie’s plot. Still, this is a big leap forward for DC, actively choosing to ignore the original ‘Robin’ Dick Grayson in favor of the fan favorite character Carrie Kelley.