Jena Malone to play Batgirl in Batman v Superman?

2016-02-18 13:48

Los Angeles - Jena Malone is rumoured to be playing Batgirl in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire star's role in the upcoming superhero motion picture has long been the source of speculation, and now a French magazine has added fuel to the fire by printing a list of character profiles for the movie with the 31-year-old star down as Barbara Gordon. 

According to Cine Saga, Malone will take on the role of the daughter of Commissioner James Gordon - who was portrayed by Gary Oldman in the Dark Knight film franchise - who is superheroine Batgirl and formerly known as Oracle.

Batgirl, who made her comic book debut in 1967, operates mainly in Gotham City and is pals with Batman and Robin. 

Rumours had previously circled that Malone was in line to play Carrie Kelley - a female Robin - after she was spotted on set of the hotly-anticipated motion picture with a red hairdo. 

At the time, there was a mixed reaction from fan groups, including on Facebook group Robin Appreciation Society. 

What is known is that Ben Affleck will portray Batman, Henry Cavill is to play Superman, Amy Adams will take on the role of Lois Lane, with Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Jesse Eisenberg as evil Lex Luthor. 

'Batman v Superman' - directed by Zack Snyder - is to be released on 25 March. 

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