So this has been all over the place. A local report out of Detroit has released some rumours into the wild, the biggest of which is that the Carrie Kelley version of Robin will appear in Superman v Batman as played by Jena Malone. Malone has been confirmed in the film but not in a specific role as yet.
I’m all for seeing a big screen version of Carrie Kelley and I think the casting is pretty spot on, if true. But man, are they cramming a lot of stuff into this movie. At a bare minimum we have Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Lex Luthor. Add to that a semi-confirmed rumour of Cyborg and now possibly Carrie Kelley. It’s a lot. And I can’t help but think that unless it’s a lot of quick cameos, the movie is going to feel incredibly bloated. Or worse balloon to some insane running time, a current fad in big budget, special effects movies that I’d like to see go away.
I’m certainly excited for WB/DC to get their universe fully up and running, but it seems like they are trying to jump straight to the end state without doing the requisite setup.