Chad Stahelski’s reshoots aside, it looks like we have ourselves a contender here with the official trailer now out for Cathy Yan’s Birds Of Prey (And The Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn).
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Chris Messina Cast As Victor Zsasz In BIRDS OF PREY (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn)
All it seems we have now is time with Warner Bros. as fans of all things DC await further notification on the studio’s long (and often quietly) talked-about plans to reboot its DC Comics-based cinematic universe.
A Gotham City police detective for a time and openly lesbian, Montoya was created by Bruce Timm, Paul Dini and Mitch Brian and launched in 1992 for DC Comics. In the events that followed the 2006-2007 series 52 installment, she would re-emerge as superhero alterego, The Question – a successor of the Vic Sage hero who first appeared on the pages of Blue Beetle in 1967. Along with an array of formidable fighting skills, The Question’s varying abilities also include genius-level intelligence and knowledge of possible events in the past, present, and future.
The past week has been stirring quite a bit for Warner Bros.’s latest push to cast DC adaptation, Birds Of Prey. That report broke exclusively at The Hollywood Reproter at the time and now the word at Deadline is confirming the additions of Jurnee Smolett-Bell (Roll Bounce, Underground) and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Death Proof, Scott Pilgrim VS. The World) for the respective roles of Black Canary and Huntress.
Screenwriter Christina Hodson is currently penning Batgirl for Warner Bros.. In the meantime, she’s also been busy with the studio’s efforts toward more female-centric DC filmlore following Margot Robbie’s own performance in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad.
That film would be inspired by Birds Of Prey, a female-centric culmination of DC characters from the Batman universe in which Robbie is producing as well as possibly star. For this, we turn to an exclusive at Deadline that now states a deal is on the way for Robbie’s attachment along with that of former Wall Street Journal reporter-turned-filmmaker Cathy Yan to direct.
The film would be Yan’s own sophomore turn at the helm for a feature following her debut, Dead Pigs, starring Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2) and for which Yan earned a World Cinema Dramatic Award For Ensemble Acting at Sundance last year. It also makes her the first Asian director of a superhero adaptation at Warner Bros., as well as the second director of late to helm a DC film following Patty Jenkins on Wonder Woman and further asserts Robbie’s own will to have a woman director on board.
Robbie’s LuckyChap is joined by Sue Kroll who just established her own shingle, Kroll & Co Entertainment, and Robbie’s fellow I, Tonya producer Bryan Unkeless of Clubhouse Pictures.
The studio is separately overseeing Harley Quinn vs. The Joker, Gotham City Sirens and a Suicide Squad sequel.