DC’s ‘Birds of Prey’ Officially Set for February 2020 Release Date
The Wrap is reporting that Birds of Prey will come out in February as the production closes in on casting its main leads that will play off of Robbie, who is also producing the film. Warner Bros. are looking to fill out the main cast of heroines and anti-heroines, along with the rumored villain Black Mask. The protagonists of Birds of Prey are as follows:
- Dinah Drake, AKA Black Canary: The daughter of a police officer and a mother with superhuman abilities, and she has enhanced strength and the power to screech at supersonic levels.
- Helena Bertinelli, AKA Huntress: A former “mob princess” whose parents were killed in a gang war, Bertinelli trained herself in hand-to-hand combat and became proficient with several weapons (including a crossbow) in her own violent quest to take down the mob in Gotham.
- Cassandra Cain: The daughter between two prominent members of the League of Assassins who wants to get away from her past, while making use of her ability to read body language to non-lethally deal with opponents; in the comics, she takes up multiple aliases later on, including Batgirl, Black Bat, and Orphan.
- Renee Montoya: A police officer working for the Gotham City Police Department; in the comics, she takes up the identity of the vigilante The Question before the original one dies of cancer.
Casting choices for the film suggest that it will emphasize diversity, which is unsurprising in the cases of Montoya and Cain, who are Latinx and Asian respectively. It’s been suggested that the studio are looking toward African-American actresses to take on the role of Drake, which would be a first for the character.
Birds of Prey will be released on February 7, 2020.
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