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.