Jena Malone’s Batman v Superman Character Cut From The Theatrical Release

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Earlier today EW released a huge spoiler filled editorial about the highly anticipated film Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, and with it, fans learned that actress Jena Malone has officially been cut from the Theatrical cut of the film.

However, her scene will be in the Rated R “Ultimate Cut.”

“If BvS sounds crowded, it actually got smaller as time went on. The PG-13 movie’s 2 hour 31 minute runtime will expand further with an R-rated “Ultimate Edition” on home video, featuring even more brutal fight scenes as well as additional hints at future films. There’ll also be some new characters, including a secret one played by Jena Malone, who was cut from the theatrical release.”

Since her involvement in the film was first rumored (due to the actress being spotted on set), the role has been a mystery. Some have cited her as Barbra Gordon aka Batgirl/Oracle, and others have stated that Malone is actually playing Carrie Kelley, the infamous female Robin from Frank Miller’s classic graphic novel ‘The Dark Knight Returns.’

While her role was never “officially” confirmed, several sites around the web have indeed outed her as playing Barbara Gordon, but in her paralyzed Oracle persona. The cut scene however, is much darker than many first thought.

According to a new rumor, the scene itself takes place following the shot where Bruce is looking at the burned Robin suit in the Batcave. The scene is a flashback showing the “death” of Robin and the current state of Batgirl. Her scene is depicting her getting shot in the chest by Jared Leto’s Joker, and eventually fading into a scene where she is sitting in her wheel chair. While obviously this scene would be deemed “too violent” by parents, it easily has a place in an R-Rated “Ultimate Edition.”

While at this point there is no clear confirmation of anything beyond Malone’s scene being cut from the film, we do know its indeed coming back in its home release. Some are saying that the rumored scene above is accurate, and others are just saying its a giant rumor started by hopeful fans. For all we know, Malone isn’t even playing a character from the comic books.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters this month on March 25, 2016.

Source: EW

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  • The EW writer already confirmed that Malone isn’t playing Barbara Gordon: https://twitter.com/Breznican/status/705426304603070464

    • RichardPapen00

      Hadn’t heard that yet… Has anyone confirmed that she *isnt* playing Carrie Kelley?

      • worldman2090

        nothing is confirmed yet. people are speculating that she is carrie kelley and carrie is the dead robin since that would explain why we havent figured out who is playing robin.

        • SAMURAI36

          Snyder has already confirmed that she’s not either of those characters.

      • SAMURAI36

        Yes, Snyder did.

    • Carl

      But if her scenes were cut then how would he know?

      • RichardPapen00

        Perhaps he’s some kind of Oracle.

        …ill see myself out…

      • He did a huge story on Batman v Superman. He has an article coming out Friday with exclusive details on the R-rated Blu-ray.

        • Maximillian Pegasus

          Snyder said she isn’t Robin or Batgirl.

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  • SuperBuckeye30

    Curious why they would release a cut that has more hints at future films in the R-rated cut rather than feature them in the theatrical cut? With an inter-connected universe on the horizon, you can’t have all of these alternate cuts out there with hints to future films or it’s going to dilute the one solid narrative throughout the universe.

    • Technofied

      It’s simple. The theatrical cut has to be cost effective. More runtime means less shows which leads to low box office collections.

      They have done their best to bring it down to 2 hours and 31 minutes so it doesn’t effect the box office numbers.

      Hope it helps.

    • SAMURAI36

      Why? Marvel has done it a few times already.

      • SuperBuckeye30

        Marvel has never released an extended version of any of their films. There are a few deleted/extended scenes in the bonus features that might vaguely hint at future films, sure, but they’ve never strung those scenes into the theatrical version like they’re doing here to create an extended or director’s cut. And if Zack Snyder is to be believed, this R-rated cut features a ton of Easter eggs that hint at future films. Just think it might confuse some people with two versions of the film out there, one featuring so much extra stuff that might not ever play into the overall narrative of the DCEU.

        • SAMURAI36

          Marvel has never released an extended version of any of their films. There are a few deleted/extended scenes in the bonus features that might vaguely hint at future films, sure, but they’ve never strung those scenes into the theatrical version like they’re doing here to create an extended or director’s cut.

          That’s only partially truthful. All the nearly half dozen Marvel one-shots that were released, are entirely for that purpose. They’re not in the movies, but they serve as a way of further exposition, for the purpose of cleaning up some of their faux-pas’s.

          So in this regard, it’s really not that different from what DC is doing. You can’t laud or ignore one, while vilifying the other.

          • SuperBuckeye30

            In no way am I vilifying DC for releasing an extended edition of Batman v. Superman. I just thought it was a curious decision to release such an Easter egg filled edition on home video for fear that some people might be confused as to which version will be the overarching narrative/canon throughout the DCEU. And no, the Marvel One Shots are simply fun little short films that never really tied into any movies that came after them.

          • SAMURAI36

            In no way am I vilifying DC for releasing an extended edition of Batman v. Superman. I just thought it was a curious decision to release such an Easter egg filled edition on home video for fear that some people might be confused as to which version will be the overarching narrative/canon throughout the DCEU.

            Part of the problem, is that 1) we don’t know exactly what is being released on the home version. 2) Even if that is what is being released, that’s clearly not all that’s being released, based on the actual article.

            And no, the Marvel One Shots are simply fun little short films that never really tied into any movies that came after them.

            You’re being quite disingenuous. The “ALL HAIL THE KING” one-shot was clearly an attempt to clean up the Mandarin nonsense. It wasn’t even on the Iron Man home video; it was released a year later.

            Marvel knew that they failed miserably with the Mandarin; it was one of the main complaints about IM3. That one-shot was made merely to save face.