Is Starboy becoming part of the Marvel Universe? I wouldn’t rule anything out the way things are these days, and that would appear to be one interpretation of a recent Instagram post by The Weeknd himself that cites Marvel in advance of New York Comic-Con this, uh, weekend. Other than that, we have no idea what this The Weeknd x Marvel collaborative project might entail, but he has alluded to his Starboy alter-ego as a fictional character in the past:
“He’s a cool, dope character that makes appearances a lot on the album. He’s definitely made his appearance in different records in the past as well. He’s a more braggadocios character that we all have inside of us.”
That quotation from an interview with Zane Lowe doesn’t talk about any superpowers, but presumably that will all come across in time. On the other hand, it might just be a tease of Starboy II or something – but if so, why @ Marvel?
In any case, you can read the Instagram post that ignited all this speculation about The Weeknd x Marvel’s upcoming whatever-it-is right here, and stay tuned for more info on the project as it becomes available after the moment of truth on October 7th.