Set to be directed by Cathy Yan, the DC Extended Universe's Birds of Prey movie is really starting to move its gears. There have been rumors circling about the actors who might join the project, and earlier this week it even got a release date. Now it seems as though the project has taken yet another big step forward by picking two new names to join Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn in the film, specifically Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress and Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary.
We learned about a bunch of the actors in contentionfor the lead roles in Birds of Prey at the end of last week - with both Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jurnee Smollett-Bell both mentioned - and now it looks like they are prepping to close their deals. This news comes to us from a Variety report, though their wording makes it sounds like the deals aren't 100 percent completed just yet.
In the DCEU film we will see a similar version to the Helena Bertinelli a.k.a. Huntress that was featured in the CW's Arrowverse - where the character was played by Jessica Elise De Gouw. She has an interesting backstory as a heroine, as she is a former mob princess who lost her family at a young age, ultimately turning to a life led as a masked vigilante. Black Canary, meanwhile (who was also featured in the Arrowverse, played by Katie Cassidy) is a crimefighter best known for her ultrasonic scream - which at full capacity is powerful enough to potentially shatter planet Earth. It's not clear exactly how they will link up with Harley Quinn in Birds of Prey, but at the very least they are connected by the fact that they have all been are Gotham residents.
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