Chad Stahelski, director of John Wick has been tapped to oversee additional action sequences being added to the upcoming DC Extended Universe film Birds of Prey starring Margot Robbie.
THR reports that Chad Stahelski will be bringing his filmmaking sensibilities to Birds of Prey in an uncredited role to bring more action-packed goodness to the Margot Robbie-starring vehicle directed by Dead Pigs filmmaker Cathy Yan.
According to THR, Chad Stahelski will be designing new action scenes with director Cathy Yan assisting, mainly as second unit. Chad Stahelski’s stunt firm company 87 Eleven had been working on the Margot Robbie-led film since principal photography began earlier this year.
Chad Stahelski is mostly known for his work on all three John Wick films consisting of John Wick (2014), John Wick: Chapter 2 and this year’s John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. John Wick: Chapter 4 is confirmed for a release date of May 21, 2021. Chad Stahelski has also done second unit work on films such as Captain America: Civil War.
Margot Robbie recently teased that the stunts for the upcoming DC film were some of the most impressive she’s worked on. Now that Chad Stahelski has come in to design some new action sequences for the film, it sure looks like Margot Robbie is right on the money, especially given that the John Wick films exhibit some of the best action in modern studio filmmaking today.
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Birds of Prey features the female superhero team coming together with Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and taking on Gotham crime lord Black Mask, played by Ewan McGregor. The girl-gang teams up to protect Cassandra Cain after she comes across a diamond which belongs to Black Mask.
Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is directed by Cathy Yan and sees the return of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and introduces Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jurnee Smollett-Bell to the DC Extended Universe as Huntress and Black Canary, respectively.
Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) hits theaters on February 7, 2020.
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.