Some new DC Comics covers have revealed new looks at Birds of Prey characters Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie).
In some new comic covers, the likenesses of Jurnee Smollett-Bell’s Black Canary and Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s Huntress have received clear new illustrations alongside Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn. Of particular focus are Jurnee Smollett-Bell’s Black Canary and Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s Huntress, as neither actress has appeared as prominently in the marketing due to the Birds of Prey teaser not officially hitting the internet.
While none of the characters have costumes that appear to be directly based on the comics, the inspiration is clearly there. It seems that the decision to give Jurnee Smollett-Bell’s Black Canary, Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s Huntress, and Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn new designs seems to be based around the specific tone that the movie is aiming for — which seems to be grounded, but offbeat.
The first cover image is of Jurnee Smollett-Bell’s Black Canary:
The second cover image is of Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s Huntress:
The third cover image is of Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn:
Full details on the Birds of Prey plot are currently unknown, though the film is said to center on Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell’s Black Canary, and Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn joining forces to protect Cassandra Cain when she comes into the possession of a diamond belonging to a criminal kingpin known as Black Mask.
Directed by Cathy Yan from a script penned by Bumblebee writer Christina Hodson, Birds of Prey stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, Chris Messina as Victor Zsasz, Ewan, McGregor as Black Mask, and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Ali Wong, Robert Catrini, and Michael Masini have also been cast in undisclosed roles.
Birds of Prey will be released in theaters on February 7, 2020. Stay tuned for the latest news on the future of the DC Extended Universe!
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.