Variety reports DC’s upcoming Birds of Prey film starring Margot Robbie has found its Cassandra Cain in newcomer Ella Jay Basco.
In addition to Robbie who is reprising her role as Harley Quinn, Basco is set to join Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, and Ewan McGregor in the film. In the comics, Cassandra Cain is the daughter of David Cain and Lady Shiva, raised to become one of the world’s greatest assassins before meeting Bruce Wayne and taking up the mantle of Batgirl.
DC Comics’ Birds of Prey are an international crimefighting team featuring heroines such as Oracle (Barbara Gordon), Black Canary (Dinah Laurel Lance) and the Huntress (Helena Bertinelli). The comic book teams current lineup consists of Black Canary, Huntress, and Lady Blackhawk, along with Hawk and Dove.
The film will feature the female superhero team coming together to protect Cassandra Cain after she comes across a diamond which belongs to Gotham crime lord Black Mask, played by McGregor.
Cathy Yan (Dead Pigs) is set to direct the film from a script written by Bumblebee writer Christina Hodson, who has also written the studio’s Batgirl film. Birds of Prey will be produced by Sue Kroll under her Kroll & Co Entertainment banner along with Clubhouse Pictures’ Bryan Unkeless, and Robbie.
Birds of Prey hits theaters on February 7, 2020. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Birds of Prey and the future of DC Films as we learn it.
‘Titans’: DC Universe Unveils New Photos Of Jason Todd In Robin Suit
DC Universe has released new Titans photos of Curran Walters as Jason Todd in the classic Robin suit.
The upcoming episode of Titans will introduce Jason Todd to the DC Universe world and new photos offer fans a glimpse at his meeting with the titular team, including his predecessor Dick Grayson. Additional photos reveal the team working together as they prepare to take on the nuclear family.
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Titans follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth. Joining them along the way are the hot-headed Starfire and loveable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard “Dick” Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand’r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield “Gar” Logan / Beast Boy.
Titans premieres on Friday, October 12 on the DC Universe.