Jena Malone Cut From ‘Batman v Superman’ Theatrical Release (Report)

Jena Malone Batman v Superman
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Jena Malone’s secret character has been cut from the theatrical release of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” according to a new report — but will appear in the R-rated extended cut on home video.

Entertainment Weekly reported that Malone would not be in the movie, directed by Zack Snyder, but did not explain further.

Rumors have swirled that Malone is portraying either Barbara Gordon aka Batgirl/Oracle or Carrie Kelley, the female Robin from Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns.”

Entertainment Weekly’s cover story also disclosed that the new Green Lantern will not appear in the DC movie universe until “Justice League: Part 2” at the earliest. The character is due to star in a standalone “Green Lantern Corps” movie out in 2020.

Malone was one of the lead characters in Snyder’s 2011 fantasy actioner “Sucker Punch.” She starred in the final three “Hunger Games” movies as the District 7 tribute Johanna Mason and will be seen Nicolas Winding Refn’s “The Neon Demon,” to be released by Amazon Studios.

Warner Bros. will release “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” on March 25 with Henry Cavill starring as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman. The film also stars Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from “Man of Steel.”

Jesse Eisenberg stars as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons stars as Alfred and Holly Hunter will play a U.S. senator. Jason Momoa will appear as Aquaman.

“Batman v Superman” has a relatively lengthy running time of two hours and 31 minutes.

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  1. Bill says:

    They need to stop mentioning this R rated DVD release, which strikes me as very bad marketing. I just wonder how many would prefer to wait & see that version and skip seeing the first version in a theater?!

  2. ex360 says:

    Someone’s mad at her. I remember many of her scenes were cut from “The hunger games” too.
    Anyway, I shouldn’t be talking – either way I have zero interest in this movie.

  3. Jack Monte says:

    Why are they already talking about the home video release? The studios have all become 12 year olds and think Twitter activity means anything. It doesn’t. An online presence? Sitting and clicking like buttons and share or lack of doesn’t mean one way or the other that anyone will go pay 13 dollars a ticket , more for 3D, to see your film. The studios can’t keep a secret anymore. Let’s tell people this and that won’t get them thinking oh yeah gas jumped 70 cents in a week, let’s wait to see the uncut version at home instead of dealing with people on their phones and sticky floors. Get some class WB and the rest.

  4. Sal U. Lloyd says:

    I wonder what the big mystery is???

  5. Paully says:

    The Vibe on this movie is terrible.. And

  6. AOi says:

    good. she’s a worthless actress.

  7. awe says:

    Like they need to make an R version, too. Anything to milk this train wreck lump of garbage they call a movie. The cast blows. The story blows. Dc Movies almost all blow just like their current comics.

  8. bsbarnes says:

    I love Jena Malone as a performer and hope that her character will eventually appear in the DC movieverse, but I support anything which will make the BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE a coherent theatrical release and less of a traffic jammed superhero staging area for the upcoming Justice League movie.

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