Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment have given us a surprising first look at the upcoming live-action Birds of Prey (and The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), revealing first looks at all of the main characters of the film. The first look was revealed by a mysterious YouTube channel titled “CheekySneakyPeeky.”
The trailer shows Margot Robbie suited up once again as Harley Quinn, as well as Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain/Batgirl, Ewan McGregor as the villain Black Mask, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, and Chris Messina as Victor Szasz.
Warner Bros. has released the full cast list for their upcoming live-action adaptation for Birds of Prey, and according to Deadline, Chris Messina (The Mindy Project) has been cast in the film as Victor Zsasz, the long-time murderous Batman villain. In the comics, Zsasz is a psychopath dedicated to the “art” of killing, who most notably marks himself with a cut for every life he’s taken.
Messina joins Junee Smollett-Bell, headlining the film as Black Canary, Mary Elizabeth Winstead will co-star as the Huntress, with Margot Robbie returning as Harley Quinn, and Ewan McGregor as Black mask. Birds of Prey hits theaters on February 7th, 2020.
As has been rumored for quite some time, multiple outlets are reporting that Ewan McGregor (Christopher Robin) has been cast in the role of frequent Batman rogue, Roman Sionis, aka Black Mask. Black Mask is a frequent villain of the Dark Knight, having even been behind the murder of Stephanie Brown during her tenure as Robin.
McGregor joins a cast that includes Margot Robbie reprising her role as Harley Quinn, Jurnee Smollet-Bell as Black Canary, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, and Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya. Birds of Prey hits theaters on February 7th, 2020.
According to Deadline, while speaking at the US-China Entertainment Summit at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles last night, Birds of Prey director Cathy Yan confirmed that the film is aiming for an R-rating. That was said to be one of Margot Robbie’s most adamant requests when pitching the film to Warner Bros.
Yan, the first female Asian director to ever helm a superhero film, went on to talk about landing the director’s chair, and her love of the script.
“I did my homework. I wouldn’t say it was easy, but it was relatively painless and straightforward. I immediately loved the script and it felt like something I could really do, and it felt very much like my own voice. I could not put the script down, it had so much dark humor to it which a lot of my work does, and there are themes of female empowerment which are so strong and relateable.
So I went in with, not with confidence, but at least a sense that I belonged in the room, that somehow magically in terms of timing and luck that this opportunity was open to me and I was definitely going to make the best of it.”
According to The Wrap, Rosie Perez (White Men Can’t Jump) will portray Detective Renee Montoya in the upcoming Birds of Prey film from director Cathy Yan. She joins Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Black Canary and Huntress, respectively, as well as Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn.
Renee Montoya was first introduced in Batman: The Animated Series and has gone to become quite the fan-favorite throughout DC Comics, eventually adopting the moniker of The Question. Birds of Prey hits theaters on February 7th, 2020.
Deadline is reporting that Fargo actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Underground‘s Jurnee Smollett-Bell have officially won the roles of Huntress and Black Canary, respectively in the upcoming DC Entertainment adaptation Birds of Prey. They join Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn in the project, being directed by Cathy Yan.
Birds of Prey hits theaters on February 7th, 2020, and is now a top priority for DC Entertainment as they look to soft reboot their shared universe alongside Supergirl.
The Wrap has confirmed that an earlier rumor regarding the lineup of director Cathy Yan’s upcoming Birds of Prey movie was fairly spot-on. The team’s lineup will consist of Black Canary, Huntress, Cassandra Cain, Renee Montoya, and Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn. It’s currently not known whether Montoya will be The Question in the film, or a detective.
The villain of the piece is expected to be Cassandra Cain’s father, David Cain, who is commonly associated with Ra’s Al Ghul, and Cassandra’s mother, Lady Shiva. This all but confirms that Batgirl is not involved as many expected.