Black Canary, Huntress, and more will be part of Harley Quinn's team in Birds of Prey. Warner Bros. is finally moving forward with the next film to star Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. After a breakout role in Suicide Squad, the studio has been developing several potential starring vehicles. Through the developmental cycle, Robbie took special interest in Birds of Prey that resulted in Cathy Yan signing on to direct.
In the weeks since, there's been plenty of questions about who will make up the all-female team for the movie. Several rumors floated usual members while others counted out some of DC's known female villains/anti-heroes. Now, it looks like we know who exactly is joining the team.
The Wrap reports Black Canary, Huntress, Cassandra Cain, and Renee Montoya will be the other members of Harley Quinn's female superhero team. Black Canary and Huntress are typical members in the comics along with Barbara Gordon aka Batgirl, who is not part of this roster. Instead, Cassandra Cain may fill that role, as she's also taken on the Batgirl name in the comics. Montoya is a detective for the Gotham City Police Department who eventually becomes Question. As for who they'll face, it will reportedly be a villain who has never been seen on the big screen.
If this is indeed what the final roster for Birds of Prey looks like, it mostly lines up with what was reported on before. Huntress and Black Canary have been rumored for several weeks and their inclusion was heavily expected given their roles in the comics. The biggest surprise comes with Cassandra Cain being part of the roster. It was previously reported that there were two different scripts for Birds of Prey that could be used and other than Harley Quinn, Barbara Gordon was the only other priority. This may have changed due to her upcoming solo film, or this could be a signal that she could still appear - just not as Batgirl. Montoya is the other surprise addition, as she had not previously been linked to the project.
Even though the film's villain remains under wraps (for now), the qualifier given in this report does rule out several names, including Penguin, who was previously rumored. There was a point when Black Mask was being teased as the villain of David Ayer's Gotham City Sirens, but if that project is still years away, it is possible this girl gang film is introducing him now. With the roster of heroes revealed, it may not be long before the villain is confirmed, too. Hopefully, these revelations can lead to further announcements and casting shortly - maybe even at SDCC this weekend.
Source: The Wrap
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