Multiple reports over the past few weeks have been releasing regarding DC’s ‘Birds Of Prey’ which is currently set to star Margot Robbie and be directed by Cathy Yan. However we at DiscussingFilm have a potential synopsis for the film that we are able to share as well as some details on what we know regarding the film.
The potential synopsis for the story of the film goes as follows: “After splitting up with The Joker, Harley Quinn and three other female superheroes – Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya – come together to save the life of a little girl (Cassandra Cain) from an evil crime lord.”
The villain as of now is currently unknown, however we can confirm Umberto Gonzalez’s previous finding that Penguin was at one point the villain for ‘Birds of Prey’ and is no longer set to be the villain for the film, however the synopsis seems to indicate that the villain will be some sort of crime lord.
Additionally the synopsis confirms that the team that The Wrap originally reported. Besides Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, the team will consist of: Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya. Batgirl is noticeably lacking from that synopsis and despite how the character was featured in earlier drafts, they are no longer considering to have the character featured in the film (however I have heard they are actively searching to cast someone as Batgirl in the DCEU).
As for Huntress, as mentioned previously by Omega Underground, they are currently considering Alexandra Daddario to play the role of Huntress and are seemingly not interested in casting a POC actor for the role.
As for Black Canary, again as mentioned previously by Omega Underground, they currently have Jodie Comer, Blake Lively and Vanessa Kirby on their wish list to play the role of Black Canary, I’ve been told they are looking to cast someone between 20-30 years old and that Katheryn Winnick, who was previously a very popular choice to play the character in the DCEU, is not in the running to play the character in Birds of Prey.
As for Renee Montoya, as The Wrap previously reported, she will be a detective in the forsenics department at the GCPD, although there are currently no names that we are aware of that are in consideration for the role, the studio are looking to cast someone between their late 20s and early 30s.
And finally, as for Cassandra Cain, the studio are looking to cast a younger actor, someone around the age of 11-12 to play the role.
With the film set to begin production on January 15th, 2019 in Atlanta and Los Angeles, it seems we will know more information regarding the film soon, including official casting information in the coming weeks/months.