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How Jena Malone Really Feels About Getting Cut from Batman v Superman

How Jena Malone Really Feels About Getting Cut from Batman v Superman
When director Zack Snyder was in production on Batman v Superman, many were surprised to see photos of the director's Sucker Punch star Jena Malone on the set, since she wasn't announced as part of the main cast. Rumors quickly circulated that she was playing Robin, a.k.a. Carrie Kelley. But it was revealed in Zack Snyder's director's cut that her character was Jenet Klyburn, a S.T.A.R. Labs forensic scientist who helps Lois Lane (Amy Adams) uncover the secrets from that mysterious bullet fired in the desert. When asked if it was "weird" to learn that her entire part had been cut from the movie, Jena Malone had this to say.

"No, it wasn't. I had some scenes. It wasn't-for me, the beauty of working with friends is that someone can call you up and be like, 'I'd love for you to come and do this part for two days.
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‘Batman The Dark Night: Master Race’ Graphic Novel Review

Written by Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello | Art by Frank Miller, Andy Kubert, Klaus Jansen, Brad Anderson | Published by DC Comics | Distributed by Penguin Random House

The ideas behind Batman The Dark Knight: The Master Race are huge in scope, touching on race, religion, society, etc. There’s a reason this collected book is called “Master Race” – to remind us, bluntly, of the themes in this third entry into Frank Miller’s Batman: The Dark Knight trilogy touches upon. It may seem heavy-handed to call this collection that – but it works to succinctly tell the audience what to expect from this story, as in a villain, Quar, who is a maniacal madman, hellbent on shaping the world in his twisted image – a la a myriad of dictators and war criminals – calling humans “ants”, chastising them for ruining the planet, calling for genocide on a global scale by zealots (more of
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Batman: The Dark Knight: Master Race Continues Frank Miller’s Epic Saga

If you’re reading this, there’s a very strong chance that you have some level of familiarity with Frank Miller’s immortal classic, The Dark Knight Returns (Dkr). Since its original publication in the mid-1980’s, it’s managed to change the way mainstream outlets view the comic book industry, been adapted to an animated feature, and has influenced countless other Batman comics – along with several of the live action films.

So, when the acclaimed author rolled out the sequel that was The Dark Knight Strikes Again! (DK2) back in 2001, expectations were understandably high. Unfortunately, it didn’t reach the bar that its predecessor did, but we’re happy to say that the threequel – Dark Knight III: The Master Race – has lived up to the legacy of the original, with the collected edition undergoing a slight re-titling of Batman: The Dark Knight: Master Race.

This time around, Miller
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Dark Knight III: The Master Race #9 Review

This review contains some spoilers.

Although I found the previous issue to be less than stellar, it’s well-documented that I’ve been a strong advocate of Dark Knight III: The Master Race. This week, it’s forced to pass its true litmus test because the closing chapter will ultimately determine if it’s the stuff of legend (The Dark Knight Returns) or a complete farce (The Dark Knight Strikes Again!).

While we may need more time and perspective in order to properly determine if this entry in the series is indeed legendary, I will say that it’s a worthy successor to the original through and through, and that Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello have succeeded in crafting something that needs to adorn the shelves of all Batfans.

An undeniable strong suit of this book has been its ability to callback to Miller’s earlier works without seeming like a rehash.
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Dark Knight III: The Master Race #8 Review

This review contains some spoilers.

Those who know me are well aware that I’ve greatly enjoyed Dark Knight III: The Master Race to this point. The fact that it’s redeemed the legacy established by Frank Miller’s immortal classic The Dark Knight Returns (Dkr) after what we’ll call an ill-received followup in The Dark Knight Strikes Again! (DK2) is highly commendable in its own right. But, I guess few overarching stories are without their flaws, which is why it pains me to say the penultimate installment in this definitive Batman tale is easily my least favorite of the bunch.

For those who’ve been following the series since it began in late 2015 (I know, the sporadic releases were definitely not a strong suit), you’re well aware that the wealth of the narrative has been devoted to Batman, Superman, Carrie Kelley (now Batgirl) and others being forced
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Frank Miller, Bill Sienkiewicz And Jim Lee Cover Dark Knight III: The Master Race #8

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I’m starting to think the old saying “what a long, strange trip it’s been” certainly applies to Dark Knight III: The Master Race. Since the series kicked off in late 2015, we’ve been treated to a new chapter every few months that sees Batman and his cohorts forced to deal with the threat of the invading Kandorians in what will assuredly be remembered as a definitive tale.

But, I guess no less would be expected from this threequel to Frank Miller’s immortal classic, The Dark Knight Returns. Featuring callbacks to said original along with broadening its scope to include various elements from the DC Universe at large just as The Dark Knight Strikes Again! did, Miller and Brian Azzarello have achieved a delicate balance that has consistently left me coming back for more.

With the release of the penultimate issue just around the corner,
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Prime 1 Studio unveils Batman: The Dark Knight Returns statue

Prime 1 Studio has released promotional images for its upcoming Batman Statue from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, standing at 33 inches tall the statue is priced at $969; check it out here…

“You don’t get it boy… this isn’t a mudhole… its an operating table. (Krakkkkk) And I’m the surgeon.”

Prime 1 Studio is proud to present to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the most influential stories ever told in the comics medium of the undisputed graphic novel masterpiece Mmdc-17 Batman:The Dark Knight Returns.

Frank Miller completely reinvents the legend of Batman in this saga of a near-future Gotham City gone to rot,10 years after the Dark Knight’s retirement. Forced to take action, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of fury, taking on a whole new generation of criminals and matching their level of violence. He is soon joined by a new Robin girl named Carrie Kelley,
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Who exactly is Jena Malone playing in Batman v Superman?

Ricky Church on Jena Malone’s role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

After the release of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition trailer, fans have been going over the glimpses of new footage the trailer showed off. One particular image is piquing curiosity: the shot of Jena Malone speaking to Lois Lane at what appears to be The Daily Planet. Malone’s role has long been kept under wraps and she was originally going to appear in the theatrical version of the film, but had to be cut almost at the last minute. Since then her role has remained a mystery, but many fans thought they knew whom she was playing. Her appearance in this trailer opens up speculation once again, however, so let’s take a look at the characters she could end up playing.

Barbara Gordon/Batgirl/Oracle

Arguably the most likely case,
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The One DC Character Frank Miller Wants To See On The Big Screen

Given how much of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is based on the 1986 comic story The Dark Knight Returns, it made sense that its author, Frank Miller, attended the movie’s red carpet premiere this past weekend. When it comes to his work at DC Comics, Miller has cemented himself as one of the most popular Batman writers of all time. It’s a good thing, then, that Batman has a big future ahead him in the Dceu, and Miller hopes to see another character, Carrie Kelley, be a part of it. When asked by Comicbook.com which of his DC creations he’d like to see be adapted for the movies, he named Carrie Kelley, the Robin who assisted the older Bruce Wayne when he donned the cape and cowl again in The Dark Knight Returns. He said: Carrie Kelley would be the big one. ...
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Is This Why Batman V Superman Is Saving Jena Malone For The R-Rated Cut?

Warning: possible spoilers for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are ahead! One of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.s persisting mysteries is who Jena Malone is playing in the "Ultimate Edition" home media release. The top rumors since her casting was confirmed in October 2014 pointed to her either being Carrie Kelley from The Dark Knight Returns or Barbara Gordon. Then last week, director Zack Snyder stated she.s neither Robin nor Batgirl, seemingly striking those two off the list. However, now there.s new information suggesting the latter is still a possibility, even if she won.t be wearing the cape and cowl. With only two weeks to go until Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.s wide release, a Redditor claims to have seen the movie and posted a survey that Warner Bros. handed them afterwards. The survey lists some of the main players and asks the
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Possible Spoiler: More ‘confirmation’ of Jena Malone’s unknown role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Warning: possible spoiler below…

It was revealed last week that Jena Malone had been cut from the theatrical version of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and would instead appear in the R-rated director’s cut which will be released on Blu-ray. There had been ‘confirmation’ on the role she was set to play – which had previously been rumoured to be Carrie Kelley from The Dark Knight Returns – and now a Redditer has further confirmed the previous rumour.

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The Redditer claims it came from an entertainment survey they filled out for Warner Bros. that asked which characters they would like to see if future trailers for the film. With the film out in a couple of weeks, it would seem that this is an old form. But if that’s the case, why did they hold on to it for so long? Take this with
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7 Ways The DC Films Can Use Robin

We only have a few weeks left until Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters and completely rocks our world. The movie will introduce so many different elements from the DC universe, which means pouring through the film's marketing campaign has been a treat for any fan of DC comics. However, there.s one aspect of the film that continues to elude us: how the film will set up the Dceu.s Robin storyline. It's been months since we first saw that glorious image of the Robin suit in the batcave, and now that storyline will finally receive some firm exploration.   So many different characters have taken up the mantle of Robin over the years. From the acrobatic Dick Grayson, to the rage-filled Jason Todd, to the cult favorite Carrie Kelley. Everybody has their favorite Robin, as well as their favorite Robin-centric storyline. As a result, there.s numerous
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The Week in Spandex – Batman v Superman, Justice League, Batman: Year One, Green Lantern, Captain America: Civil War, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Daredevil, Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse, Old Man Logan, Venom, Big Hero 6 and more

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Batman: Year One, Justice League, Green Lantern, Suicide Squad, Suicide Squad 2, Gotham, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Arrow, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Venom, Daredevil, Iron Fist, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6, Big Hero 6, Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse, Wolverine 3, Fantastic Four, Legion and more…

With twenty days to go until the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (where it is said to be tracking a global opening of $300-$340 million), Warner Bros. has been working overtime with its marketing for the DC Extended Universe team-up. This week’s promotional material includes a clip from the rooftop fight between the Dark Knight and Man of Steel
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Jena Malone Cut from 'Batman v Superman', May Return in R-Rated Version

Jena Malone Cut from 'Batman v Superman', May Return in R-Rated Version
With exactly three weeks left until Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters, there is still plenty of mystery swirling around the project. It has long been rumored that Jena Malone is playing Barbara Gordon, a.k.a. Batgirl in the superhero adventure, but her role has never been confirmed as of yet. Entertainment Weekly has a new report, which reveals that the actress' character has actually been cut from the theatrical version. But fans will get to see her at some point.

The site wouldn't confirm who she's playing, but they did confirm that Jena Malone is nolonger in the movie. Although, she will likely return in the R-rated cut of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. We reported last month that the MPAA has issued an R rating for an "Ultimate Edition" of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Since the ratings bulletin listed Warner Home Entertainment as the distributor,
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Who Jena Malone Isn't Playing In Batman V Superman, According To Zack Snyder

Back in October 2014, it was confirmed that The Hunger Games series star Jena Malone had been added to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but it was never revealed who she was playing. Two choices amidst the speculation have gotten the most attention. Early rumors indicated she was playing Carrie Kelley, the Robin featured in The Dark Knight Returns, while other reports said she was playing Barbara Gordon, a.k.a. Batgirl/Oracle. With only a couple weeks until the movie’s release, director Zack Snyder is still staying mum about her, but it looks like he's officially struck those heroines off the list. Despite being cut out of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’s theatrical release, Malone’s scenes will be added back to the movie’s "Ultimate Edition" home release. That’s why Snyder wouldn’t elaborate on ...
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Jena Malone Cut From ‘Batman v Superman’ Theatrical Release (Report)

Jena Malone Cut From ‘Batman v Superman’ Theatrical Release (Report)
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
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Comics: DC Announces Batman V Superman plans for WonderCon

DC Comics and Entertainment has just released what will be available to the fans who make it out to WonderCon 2016. This will take place Friday, March 25 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, WonderCon has become known as the kick starter to comic convention season. At the Graphitti Designs booth there will be exclusive variant covers for Dark Knight III: The Master Race and #50 Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. Check out the covers that will be available and the statement below from DC Comics

WonderCon 2016 makes its debut Friday, March 25 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and DC Entertainment wants you to get the first look at some of the exclusives premiering at the show!

On sale at the Graphitti Designs booth (South Hall, Booth #1403), these comics feature variant covers spotlighting some of DC Comics’ most popular titles, hottest artists and the highly anticipated feature film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
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DC Collectibles reveals new Batman: The Animated Series action figures

Ahead of the New York Toy Fair, DC Collectibles has released promotional images of its new six-inch Batman: The Animated Series action figure line, which includes characters from The New Batman Adventures and Batman Beyond.

See Also: DC Collectibles to release Harley Quinn action figure line

Included in the line are Harley Quinn, Firefly, Harvey Bullock, Scarface, Talia al Ghul, Joker and Anti-Fire Suit Batman ($28 each), Clayface ($40) Christmas Joker ($45), a Batwing ($100), a ‘Girls Night Out’ pack featuring Poison Ivy, Batgirl. Supergirl, Harley Quinn and Livewire ($80) and ‘Tales of the Dark Knight’ pack featuring Batman, Carrie Kelley Robin and Mutant Leader ($70) from The New Batman Adventures, and a Batman Beyond pack featuring Bruce Wayne, Batman and Ace the Bat-Hound ($50).

“Our popular Batman: The Animated Series line continues to strike a nostalgic chord with fans and it’s really exciting to see the positive reception,” states Kevin Kiniry, vice president of creative services at DC Entertainment.
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Batman v Superman and Robins

It's worth saying that the following can be considered a spoiler for next year's "Batman v Superman." If you don't want to be spoiled, then look away while you still can.

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Ever since Ben Affleck's Batman was added to cast list of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and director Zack Snyder told San Diego Comic Con that he was inspired by Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns," the question of Robin has been on everyone's mind.

Christopher Nolan chose to cap off his "Dark Knight Trilogy" with a Robin tease, but that didn't seem to be enough for fans. Despite being burned once by Chris O'Donnell's Robin in "Batman Forever" and "Batman and Robin," it seems like fan appetite for a cinematic portrayal of the character is at an all-time high. 

But will we get it? Here's what we know so far.

For "Batman v Superman,
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Comic Book News: 'The Dark Knight III: The Master Race' Will Be Available Tomorrow

DC Entertainment today announced that the next chapter in Frank Miller’s heralded Dark Knight storyline, The Dark Knight III: The Master Race (Dkiii) will be available tomorrow, November 25, in comic shops and online retailers everywhere. This eight-issue limited series is the sequel to the 1986 classic The Dark Knight Returns and the follow up to The Dark Knight Strikes Again, published in 2001.

Reviewed by IGN.com as “A masterful return” and NY Daily News as “vital reading,” this newest installment comes to life courtesy of an all-star lineup of creative talent: Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets, Joker, Batman, Wonder Woman) joins Miller as co-writer, Andy Kubert (Action Comics, Batman, Detective Comics) provides art, along with Frank Miller’s longtime inking partner Klaus Janson (Superman, The Dark Knight Returns), reuniting with Frank for the first time in 30 years.

Dark Knight III: The Master Race explores Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman in unusual roles
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