​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.