Heads up, DC fans – yet more of your beloved characters are being adapted into the DCEU for Birds of Prey.
According to The Wrap, Black Canary, Huntress, Cassandra Cain and Renee Montoya will be joining Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn in the superhero team-up film.
Together, the group will lock horns with “a Batman comics villain who has never before appeared on the big screen.”
The film will use the Helena Bertinelli version of the Huntress. In addition, Renee Montoya will be a GCPD detective – no word on whether she will become the Question yet, as she does in the comics.
This follows other recent news that Warner Bros. hired Chinese-American Director Cathy Yam to helm the project. In addition, the film’s screenplay is being written by Christina Hodson, whose major credits are the 2016 thriller Shut In, as well as the upcoming Transformers spin-off, Bumblebee: The Movie.
Margot Robbie will not only be reprising the role of Harley Quinn for the movie, but is also producing it. In a recent interview with Collider, Robbie said she wanted to create a “girl gang, R-rated film“, while expressing a desire to see Quinn interact with other characters as opposed to operating solo in a standalone film.
Robbie felt that:
I wasn’t seeing enough girl gangs on screen, especially in the action space. So that was always a big part of it
As of now, it is unclear as to when we will see Birds of Prey in cinemas although production for the film will begin in January 2019.
Currently, Warner Bros. are busy working on a whole host of movie projects for their DCEU. Shazam! and Wonder Woman 1984 will be released in 2019, with Cyborg and Green Lantern Corps to follow in 2020. This doesn’t even begin to mention other titles in the works, including Justice League Dark, a standalone Flash film and a standalone Batman film among many, many others.
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