Jena Malone cut from 'Batman v Superman' theatrical release (Report)

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Jena Malone Is Rumoured to Star as Batgirl in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Jena Malone's secret character has been cut from the theatrical release of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," according to a new report — but will appear in the R-rated extended cut on home video.

Entertainment Weekly reported that Malone would not be in the movie, directed by Zack Snyder, but did not explain further.

Rumors have swirled that Malone is portraying either Barbara Gordon aka Batgirl/Oracle or Carrie Kelley, the female Robin from Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns."

Entertainment Weekly's cover story also disclosed that the new Green Lantern will not appear in the DC movie universe until "Justice League: Part 2" at the earliest. The character is due to star in a standalone "Green Lantern Corps" movie out in 2020.

Malone was one of the lead characters in Snyder's 2011 fantasy actioner "Sucker Punch." She starred in the final three "Hunger Games" movies as the District 7 tribute Johanna Mason and will be seen Nicolas Winding Refn's "The Neon Demon," to be released by Amazon Studios.

Warner Bros. will release "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" on March 25 with Henry Cavill starring as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman. The film also stars Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from "Man of Steel."

Jesse Eisenberg stars as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons stars as Alfred and Holly Hunter will play a U.S. senator. Jason Momoa will appear as Aquaman.

"Batman v Superman" has a relatively lengthy running time of two hours and 31 minutes.

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Jena Malone cut from 'Batman v Superman' theatrical release (Report)

Ben Affleck as Batman in the highly anticipated Batman v. Superman, slotted for a 2016 release. 

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Lewis Wilson as the inaugural Batman in Columbia Pictures 1943 release.

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The first Batman sequel in 1949. Batman is played by Robert Lowery.

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The next generation of Batman and the actor whom has played the role the most was Adam West in the 1960s and 1970s. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) 

20 years post Adam West came the Tim Burton era, where Michael Keaton portrayed the infamous bat. 

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Val Kilmer took on the role in Batman Forever in 1995

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Two years after Batman Forever, another new actor took on the titular role, George Clooney.

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In 2005 with Batman Begins, the franchise got a huge reboot due in part to director Christopher Nolan taking a darker less comical direction and to the casting decision of Christian Bale as Batman. 

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In the 1950's George Reeves stars as the original Superman. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

In 1978 Christopher Reeve took on the role, producing one of the most iconic Superman performances to date.

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In 1993 Dean Cain took on the role in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman , the series went on to run for four seasons.

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In 2006 Brandon Routh starred in Superman Returns 

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Henry Cavill will be reprising the role from 2013's Man of Steel

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