Jena Malone cut out of 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' movie
UPI News Service, 03/04/2016
Jena Malone won't be seen in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice after all."
Entertainment Weekly reports the 31-year-old actress was cut from the film's theatrical release but will appear in the movie's R-rated "ultimate edition" on home video.
Malone's role is secret but many fans speculate she will play Barbara Gordon, aka Batgirl. The character is the daughter of Gotham City police commissioner James Gordon, who was portrayed by Gary Oldman in Christopher Nolan's "Batman" trilogy.
"It's all world-building as much as it is character building," DC Entertainment chief creative officer Geoff Johns said in the March 11 issue of EW.
"Batman isn't just a character. He's a character within Gotham City, with all the iconography behind him and the emotional underpinning of Bruce Wayne and the fight for justice."
"Then you have Superman, on the other hand, who has a very different world he lives in and a very different way he operates and in a very different methodology to how he protects people and why he does it," he added. "He doesn't wear a mask."
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