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Batman v Superman: Jena Malone’s Semi-Cut Character and How They’ll Fit the Flash & More


Batman v Superman might already sound like a decent number of superheroes for a single movie just in the title alone, but add in Wonder Woman and then all the other DC characters who are supposed to appear to set up Justice League, and you’re going to run into some logistical issues.

That’s a problem Zack Snyder and crew ran into while working on the movie, and they tackled it with a few different solutions. First, and most disappointingly, in talking about the R-rated cut of the movie that’ll be available in the home release, it was revealed by Entertainment Weekly that Jena Malone has been cut from the theatrical version. For those not up on all the spoilery rumors, Malone was rumored to have been playing .

She’s still said to be important to the expansion of DC’s film universe despite not making the theatrical cut. Characters like the Flash, on the other hand, have been squeezed into the 2.5-hour epic in another way.

**Mild spoilers for how some characters will be set up ahead. Turn back now if you don’t want to know.**

Apparently, that nightmare sequence where Superman peels off Batman’s mask isn’t the only one in the movie, which makes a lot of sense considering how Man of Steel was constructed. (Though I’m not entirely excited about more superhero dream sequences.) We’ll get plenty of windows into how our heroes envision the world unfolding, and that’s how the Flash will work his way in.

Snyder told Entertainment Weekly that Ezra Miller’s flash will appear in one of these visions and deliver a “cryptic message” to Batman. It’ll be left ambiguous as to whether this is just a dream or something more, as Snyder called it a “giant Easter egg” and said, “We had such a straightforward narrative, on one hand, I wanted this other layer of the movie to be complicated and bizarre.”

Green Lantern, on the other hand, won’t appear, and there was no mention of how Jason Momoa’s Aquaman will appear just yet, though another is-it-or-is-it-not-a-dream sequence could easily work for him, as well.

(via GamesRadar)

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