justin bieber cupid

Belieb it or not, Justin Bieber is going to voice the Roman god of love and attraction in a Cupid animated movie. Making his (not so) highly-awaited return to Hollywood after a stint on Zoolander 2 and…CSI, the pop star is developing and starring in the animated movie in partnership with Mythos Studios.

In a project that will surely push the gods to smite us all, Justin Bieber is starring in a Cupid animated movie, according to Variety. Bieber will executive produce the project alongside producers Scooter Braun and David Maisel, who both co-founded Mythos Studios. Braun is also Bieber’s longtime music talent manager who represents artists like Ariana Grande, Carly Rae Jepsen, and The Wanted.

Braun and Maisel announced the project this week, with Braun equating the Roman god of love to Bieber’s own personality:

“When this project was brought to Justin, he instantly was excited to be a part of it. Fortunately for us, like Cupid, he knows a little bit about love and mischief.”

Yes, Braun did just say that Justin Bieber is our modern-day equivalent of the god of love. Yes, I hate it too.

Listen, this sounds like a strange, awful idea of a movie but I will be on board only if Bieber is voicing the naked, cherubic version of the winged, mischievous Roman god that has permeated pop culture. In Roman mythology, the character has a more impressive pedigree as the son of Venus, the Goddess of Love and Beauty, and Mars, the God of War. But in pop culture, we know him more as a blonde, often nude baby who shoots cheesy heart arrows at people.

Braun and Maisel, the founding chairman of Marvel Studios, launched Mythos Studios in March and acquired a 50% stake in Aspen Comics. Mythos is also developing project is inspired by the Aspen Comics franchises Fathom and Soulfire.

“Both myself and Scooter have a lifelong love of mythology and we are so excited to partner with Justin to bring the amazing, magical story of Cupid to the world,” Maisel said.

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