With the state of the DC Extended Universe kind of in shambles right now as far as its male-led superhero films, it's great to see other planned projects are moving forward. Though the roles of Superman and Batman, arguably DC's most prominent superheroes, are up in the air, the franchise should expect success with their upcoming female-led "Birds of Prey" film.
The as-yet-untitled film, starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, a role she previously played in Suicide Squad, is officially set for a Feb. 7, 2020 release. Saying we're excited would be an understatement!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. has been testing actresses to star opposite Robbie as Black Canary and Huntress. Among the ladies in the running for Black Canary include Gugu Mbatha-Raw (A Wrinkle in Time), Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Underground), and Janelle Monáe (Hidden Figures).
As for Huntress, actresses being considered are Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane), and Cristin Milioti (How I Met Your Mother). Reports claimed last month that Lady Gaga had turned down a role in the film, though it was not disclosed which.
The film will be helmed by Cathy Yan, the first Asian woman to direct a comic book movie. We can't wait to hear more about it.