Cathy Yan’s has confirmed in the past that Birds of Prey will have an R-rating. When you’ve got the likes of Victor Zsasz and Black Mask in the roster, you’d pretty much have to go all out at that point. Plus, you’ve got Cassandra Cain in the picture as well. But beyond that, what indication is there that this film could indeed have an R-rating?
Well, we’ve got a bit of an idea now in light of the recent Birds of Prey teaser video that dropped today. Among the various heroes and villains we see, we also get two brief glimpses of Ella Jay Basco’s Cassandra Cain. During one of those glimpses, we get a quick, close-up shot of her cast, which contains some… ahem, not so nice words. Have a look for yourself in the image below.
Not to say that swearing is automatically what boosts this to an R-rating. Both Suicide Squad and the ultimate edition of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice had their fair share of words that would be perfectly acceptable to someone like Deadpool. However, we’re talking about a film that, again, includes a roster of characters like Zsasz, Harley Quinn, Black Mask… and Cassandra Cain. This isn’t going to be some simple frolic through Gotham City.
As Cathy Yan indicated before, we’re going with an R-rating with this DC film, and Cassandra Cain’s cast here shows that not only is she not playing around, but like Zsasz’s scarred face, she’s seen some… stuff. You know the other word I could’ve used.
But what do you think of Cassandra Cain’s cast here and what this could mean for the film’s R-rating? Just how brutal or violent do you think things could get in Birds of Prey? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and stay tuned for more developments on Birds of Prey.
Directed by Cathy Yan and written by Christina Hodson, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) currently stars Margot Robbie, Jurnee Smolett-Bell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rosie Perez, Ali Wong, Ella Jay Basco, Chris Messina, and Ewan McGregor. The film is set to hit theaters on February 7, 2020.
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos