Jena Malone's Secret Batman V Superman Role Is No Longer A Secret

Jena Malone's Secret Batman v Superman Role Is No Longer a Secret

The long-running saga of Jena Malone’s mysterious Batman v Superman role is seemingly over. After being rumoured and rumoured for ages — and after Malone was cut from the film’s theatrical release altogether — Warner Bros. has accidentally revealed her character’s identity in a very dumb way.

The news comes from a screenshot posted to Reddit of a Warner Bros. community survey issued to fans, asking what characters they’d like to see more of in Batman v Superman‘s marketing. Despite being cut from the film (and saved for its R-rated home release), Malone is on the list of actors… and credited as playing Barbara Gordon, AKA Batgirl.

Jena Malone's Secret Batman v Superman Role Is No Longer a Secret

Oh dear, Warner Bros.

Now, it very specifically says “Barbara Gordon” rather than “Barbara Gordon/Batgirl”, as it labels Henry Cavill’s “Clark Kent/Superman”. Presumably Malone wouldn’t have been suiting up in Batman v Superman. Additionally, just last week director Zack Snyder said she’s definitely not Batgirl in the wake of the news about Malone being cut from the theatrical release:

I think we should keep it private, but it’s nothing that’s been talked about. She’s definitely not Robin or Batgirl. I’m happy to say that.

I guess he meant to add “…yet!” at the end of that sentence, because why include Barbara Gordon unless she’s going to be Batgirl eventually?


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