Illustration for article titled Jena Malones Secret iBatman v Superman/i Role Is No Longer a Secret

The long-running saga of Jena Malone’s mysterious Batman v Superman role is seemingly over. After being rumored and rumored 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.

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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, a.k.a. Batgirl.

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Illustration for article titled Jena Malones Secret iBatman v Superman/i 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? Then again, Zack Snyder says a lot of things that are a little silly.

[CBR]


Contact the author at james.whitbrook@io9.com.

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