Hunger Games actress Jena Malone is known to have been casted for a role in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to be directed by Zack Snyder. Though there have been speculations on what her role would be, a recent Batman v Superman spoiler reveals that Malone will be portraying none other than Barbara Gordon aka Batgirl.
The report according to ComicBookMovie states that the reason behind this strong speculation for the Batman v Superman movie was thanks to credited names mentioned, much like Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen or Flash. Unlike Miller, Malone will be playing a bigger role. However, some are stating that adding another major character to the film will be stretching it up a bit as it already features two major characters, Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman. Adding to that are Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jesse Eiseneberg as Lex Luthor, Jason Moma as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg and Doomsday.
Judging by that list of major characters, it would seem that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is overflowing already with important characters. There is even speculation that it is because of this that the film might underwhelm its audience. Well, that is something Snyder must have anticipated at the start.
But that’s not all as pressure is placed on Affleck who is one of the many actors to play the iconic role of the Caped Crusader. As this film marks his debut as Bruce Wayne, it was reported that he went all the way to ask two previous actors that have played the role for tips, namely George Clooney (Batman & Robin, 1997) and Christian Bale (The Dark Knight) including all the minute details such as making sure his suit has a zipper.
For now, we can only wait for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’s premier which is slated to hit theaters on March 25.