Birds of Prey : Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jurnee Smollett-Bell cast as Huntress and Black Canary2 min read
The rumors were true ! Warner Brothers have cast Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jurnee Smollett-Bell in the roles of Huntress and Black Canary respectively. The duo will be joining Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn to fight against the infamous crime lord Black Mask.
There are several versions of Huntress, aka Helena Bertinelli, throughout Comics, but the “Birds of Prey” version is a former mafia princess who was devastated at a young age after her family was killed in a mob hit, turning her into a vigilante and eventually leading her to join the Birds of Prey team. Black Canary, aka Dinah Lance, is a good-natured and idealistic street fighter in the comics.
Conceived by Jordan B. Gorfinkel and originally written by Chuck Dixon , the “Birds of Prey” are a team of super heroines , the core of which is made up of Oracle and Black Canary, with other heroines forming a rotating roster sometimes. Other prominent members include Huntress and Lady BlackHawk.
While we have a February 7th , 2020 release date ; the dates could change. As of now , there are a few more roles that need to be filled before the cameras roll. The movie is also rumored to introduce a young Cassendra Cain. The script is been prepared by Christina Hodson and Cathy Yan is in charge of directing.
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Source : Variety