New rumors suggest Andi Mack star Peyton Elizabeth Lee is being eyed for the role of Cassandra Cain in Birds of Prey. Following the success of Wonder Woman, the future of the DC Universe continues to look female. Bringing Margot Robbie back has been a priority, with Robbie especially being drawn to Birds of Prey. Once Warner Bros. hired Cathy Yan to direct the project, this Harley Quinn led movie has become the priority.
Robbie has described the concept as a girl gang film that will put Harley on the same side as several of DC's female heroes. Recent reports pointed to Black Canary and Huntress being two of her main teammates, but a reported plot synopsis teased the importance of Cassandra Cain. Now, there's some rumors about who could possibly play the young martial artist.
Two sources are now reporting Birds of Prey is eyeing Andi Mack star Peyton Elizabeth Lee for the role of Cassandra Cain. The GWW hinted that Lee was in consideration for the role. Then, a few minutes later, @DanielRPK shared the rumor as well. Daniel stressed in an earlier tweet to take this as a rumor as it isn't from one of his regular sources, but with Walsh also sharing the news, this could be legitimate. It is also possible that both users have a shared source, so take this with a grain of salt for the time being.
The version of Cassandra Cain that will appear in Birds of Prey is going to be young, possibly even pre-teen. Lee is currently 14 years old, so she fits the possible age range from a casting perspective. Her starring role on Andi Mack is her most notable credit and even gives her ties to the DC Universe. Andi Mack is the same show where Asher Angel made a name for himself, prior to being cast as Billy Batson in Shazam!.
If Lee is being considered for the role, there's no word on her status or competition. She is the only name to be linked to Cassandra Cain so far. Lee could be the frontrunner or simply the one of the early candidates that impressed. There must be other contenders for the part, but fans will have to wait and see if those named are revealed too. Right now, Lee joins some high profile names as being linked to a Birds of Prey role, although the others are reportedly being eyed for Black Canary and Huntress. The casting process is clearly underway, so Robbie could land some Birds of Prey co-stars before we know it.
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