The cast members of Birds of Prey wants to take on DC’s Gotham City Sirens next.
A Gotham City Sirens movie was said to be in development at Warner Bros. with Suicide Squad director David Ayer at the helm, but that project never took off and Margot Robbie went on to do Birds of Prey instead. Birds of Prey seemed like a smarter vehicle for Margot Robbie to introduce a few badass female superheroes to the DC Extended Universe, and now that the film is inching its way into theaters, we’re wondering if the team could take on the Gotham City Sirens next.
We got a chance to see Birds of Prey and the film ends in a very specific direction, with Harley Quinn betraying the Birds of Prey. With that in mind, we were hoping that this could set up a match-up between the Gotham City Sirens and the Birds of Prey. During the film’s press junket, I sat down with Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez and Mary Elizabeth Winstead and asked them a few things, including how would they feel about taking on the Gotham City Sirens. Here’s what they had to say:
There have been multiple incarnations of Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya, and I know that you said that you really dug the new 52 version, but did you guys look at any live-action version of your characters?
Mary Elizabeth Winstead: I think we all looked at the comic books and drew a lot from that and you know. Luckily for me, a lot of the work had already been done. I knew we were going with the Helena Bertinelli version, so I could hone in on that and her backstory and her childhood trauma and how that played out in the comics and how that manifests in her later when she becomes the Huntress. There is so much in the script that was so good to play with. We also did a lot of improv and figured out who she was in a sense, kind of on the day, you know, with everybody, the way she interacts with these other women, and all of that. There was a lot of playing. So it was a lot of sort of going to comics, focusing on the script, but also just letting it fly.
Jurnee Smollett-Bell: Yeah. The live-action, well, can I call it live-action? It is a video game. The Black Canary from Injustice 2. I drew a lot of inspiration from that, especially for the Canary Cry. It was the first time I had ever seen the Black Canary and that’s how I was introduced to her. So inevitably, whenever I approached the script or approached the character, I couldn’t shake that version of her. And so it was just kind of in my bones, but I definitely did do a lot of research with the comics.
In the comics, Renee Montoya turns into The Question, one of the most iconic DC characters. Would you want your version of Montoya to suit up in the future?
Rosie Perez: Oh, hell yeah. That would be amazing. I think that being of a certain age, I could bring a lot of gravitas to that. Once she becomes The Question, it seems that all of the childhood trauma that she’s still holding on to and the anger from it of being betrayed, outed and passed over with that mask that she puts on…. she’s able to just break free and be fearless. She’s fearless already, but it would be a heightened level. That would be amazing.
The ending of the film definitely sets up the future of Birds of Prey. Are there any other DC characters that you would like to team up with in the future?
Jurnee Smollett-Bell: There’s so many. There’s so many that the birds could team up with. I love… I mean we’ve obviously said this, but like Oracle, Barbara Gordon has to… there’s always so many, you know…. you could bring in Poison Ivy as a villain, you can have Lady Shiva. It’s a whole world as a wealth of potential.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead: There’s a potential crossover with Batman and Catwoman.
Rosie Perez: Thats right.
Jurnee Smollet-Bell: Green Arrow.
Rosie Perez: It can go on and on and on.
You teamed up with Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in this one. Would you be interested in going up against her?
Jurnee Smollet-Bell: We talked about it this morning. We were saying that Poison Ivy and Catwoman could go up against the birds. I mean, couldn’t they?
Mary Elizabeth Winstead: They could team up again because Harley’s allegiances don’t lie in one specific place.
Jurnee Smollet-Bell : She wouldn’t betray us like that.
Rosie Perez: What do you mean she wouldn’t betray us? She does. She leaves us flat. It’s done.
You can watch the full interview below.
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Here is the official synopsis for Birds of Prey:
“You ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia princess? Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.”
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 to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on Birds of Prey, Gotham City Sirens and the future of the DC Extended Universe.
New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team
DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".
"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.
These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.
You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".
Here is the official synopsis for season two:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.
Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.
Source: DC Universe