Jena Malone has been cut from the theatrical release of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” though her secret character will appear in the R-rated extended cut on home video.
It remains a mystery as to who Malone plays in the comic book movie, but the most recent round of rumors pegged her as Barbara Gordon, who had possibly been injured when Wayne Tower collapsed at the end of “Man of Steel.”
It’s also unclear why Malone was cut from “Batman v Superman,” though the film introduces lots of characters (Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor) over the course of its massive 151-minute running time. It’s possible there was just no room left to introduce her character.
The news was first reported by Entertainment Weekly in a cover story that gave the magazine access to director Zack Snyder, who revealed that the new Green Lantern will not appear in the DC Movie Universe until “Justice League: Part 2.”
Malone is coming off two “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” movies, and next stars in Nicolas Winding Refn‘s “The Neon Demon” as well as the Sundance drama “Lovesong.”
Warner Bros. will release “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” on March 25.