There’s a moment early on in The Neon Demon, in which a fantastically icy Abbey Lee tells Elle Fanning’s doe-eyed aspiring model the first thing women notice about other women. Basically it’s: “Who is she f—ing? Could I f— them? How high can she climb? And is it higher than me?" It’s the closest thing to a thesis statement you’ll find in Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest film, a stylishly surreal effort that’s equal parts deranged fairy tale and devious satire, where all that glitters is ultimately cold.
Jena Malone never got to make her big screen debut in the DC Cinematic Universe. Her mysterious character was cut from the theatrical version of Zack Snyder‘s ‘Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice,’ but now we have the very first look at her.
Last week we learned that Jena Malone’s secret role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice had been cut from the theatrical release, though her scene (which is presumably brief) will be restored for the Ultimate Edition on Blu-ray and DVD. But you won’t have to wait until that version hits shelves to find out who Malone is playing in Zack Snyder’s superhero epic, since it looks like Warner Bros. has accidentally spilled the beans.
There’s long been speculation about Jena Malone’s role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but it looks like we can stop guessing…for now. Warner Bros. has confirmed that Malone’s mystery character will not be featured in the theatrical release of Zack Snyder’s superhero epic, but she will appear on the R-rated Ultimate Edition, which hits DVD and Blu-ray later this year.
Even before we saw Robin’s suit covered in graffiti in the trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, there have been rumors about the character’s involvement in Zack Snyder’s upcoming film — is Jason Todd dead? Is Dick Grayson dead? Will we see Carrie Kelley? All of these ideas are totally plausible, but if you’re looking to find out what’s really going on with the title given to Batman’s frequent sidekick / Boy Wonder, a new rumor may clear things up a bit.
Nicolas Winding Refn’s highly-anticipated follow-up to the divisive Only God Forgives began filming this year in Los Angeles, and while there’s been a considerable amount of interest in The Neon Demon, it’s taken a while for a studio to snatch up the distribution rights. Amazon has stepped forward, adding Refn’s latest to their growing slate of exclusive releases and giving the film a 2016 release date. In addition, we have a new photo from the upcoming film, featured above.
“I’m going to kill Snow,” says Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen in the latest clip from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. And I think we can all agree with the chuckles from Jena Malone’s Johanna Mason, as she declares, “Now you’re talking.” The time for speech-making is done as Katniss prepares to finally take down the man who has caused the districts so much pain in the final installment of The Hunger Games franchise (for now), and we’re right there with her.
When Jena Malone was spotted on the set of Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman, the rumor mill kicked into high gear. Was she playing a hero? A villain? A new character? And established character? Anyway, everyone eventually decided that she was playing the new Robin, but it turns out that the internet was (surprise, surprise) very wrong. A new report claims that the Hunger Games star will be playing one of Batman’s most famous allies, just not the one we expected.
You may recall a horror film from 2007 called ‘Teeth,’ about a teen girl coping with the discovery that she’s been afflicted with the fabled Vagina Dentata. The director of that film, Mitchell Lichtenstein (yes, the son of famous pop artist Roy Lichtenstein) has returned with a new horror film, and this one looks way more atmospheric, but still appears to deal with sexual and gender politics, much like ‘Teeth.’ Bonus: it stars Jena Malone, who most recently appeared in ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ and ‘Inherent Vice.’
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, Warner Bros. makes big superhero plans, Marvel wants to start a Civil War, and a certain actress may be playing a certain character in 'Batman vs. Superman.'