DC Films’ ‘Birds Of Prey’ Eyes 2019 Start Date; All-Female Crew (Exclusive)

Birds of Prey DCDC Films’ Birds of Prey is currently eyeing a January 2019 production start date and looking to hire an all-female crew, Heroic Hollywood has exclusively learned.

Back in April, Warner Bros. and DC Films tapped Cathy Yan to direct Birds of Prey, so the move to get this up and running as quickly as possible with an all-female crew is unsurprising. Warner Bros. hired Bumblebee and Shut In writer Christina Hodson to pen one of the scripts for a Harley Quinn/Birds of Prey spin-off back in 2016. Birds of Prey has multiple scripts and each of them include Harley Quinn and Batgirl as the main characters.

Birds of Prey will be the next film to feature Margot Robbie in the role of Harley Quinn. Following the shake-up at DC Films after the disappointing box office performance for Justice League, it was reported in January that the studio was considering Birds of Prey film in addition to a spin-off film featuring Harley Quinn and The Joker as the next vehicle for Robbie in DC’s current cinematic universe. The actress reportedly took an interest in the Birds of Prey project since she began to research her character for her role in Suicide Squad. She’ll also produce the film under her LuckyChap Entertainment banner as part of a first look deal she has with the studio.

In DC Comics lore, the 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 team’s current line-up consists of Black Canary, Huntress and Lady Blackhawk, along with Hawk and Dove.

Birds of Prey is one of the many projects Warner Bros. has in development along with The Batman, a Flash standalone film, The New Gods, Man of Steel 2, Nightwing, Cyborg, Gotham City Sirens, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Booster Gold, Justice League Dark, Suicide Squad 2 and a standalone Joker origin film separate from the shared cinematic universe.

Warner Bros. and DC Films currently has Aquaman slated to hit theaters December 21, 2018, followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, and the Wonder Woman sequel on November 1, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the DC slate as we learn it.

The 10 Strongest Members Of Batman’s Rogues Gallery, Ranked

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Batman Villains DC Comics Batman may keep Gotham City safe, but his enemies don’t make things easy for him. Stacked with some of the most terrifying supervillains in comics, Batman’s rogues gallery is chopped full of strong individuals who spread death and destruction wherever they go. From their mental plans to pure physical muscles, all of these villains have terrorized the citizens of Gotham and put the pain on Batman multiple times over the years.

Of course, there’s more than one way to be strong. Some of these villains rely more so on their minds or dastardly plots to attack Batman, while others rely on technology or their muscles to bring the pain. Regardless, the stronger the villains, the stronger Batman has to become to stay one step ahead. Without these deadly foes, Batman wouldn’t be the capable hero fans know and love. Every plot may leave him with a few more scars, but all of these villains have pushed Batman to become a better hero for the citizens of Gotham.

Hit Next to learn more about the ten strongest members of Batman’s rogues gallery!

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  • Mark A. Webster

    While an ‘all female crew’ is a wonderful virtue signal, it is also a violation of anti-discrimination laws at the state and federal levels.

  • I like how the article is about the all-female crew being planned, but other than the first sentence, it doesn’t go into it at all.

    Also, while I understand the idea/reasoning behind an all female crew, I just don’t see that as possible from a logistical standpoint. Going out of your way to hire only women is great but seems like it would be more difficult to do than just focusing on a female driven story like Wonder Woman did.

  • nipple_pinchy

    Because the best way to fight sexism is with sexism! /s

    Eh, anyways I doubt it’ll be an all-female crew. That’s insane and counter-productive if you want the best quality film. For the sake of virtue signalling, some of the top jobs will be all female, maybe, but there are way more men(higher talent) in various aspects of film production. Taking the route of misandry and pushing out all of that talent wouldn’t bode well for the production or the DCEU.

    I’m excited to see how the film proceeds, though.

  • Looks like Birds of Prey is now the fourth DCEU film up after Aquaman, Shazam!, and Wonder Woman 2! I can’t wait! I’m REALLY hoping Catwoman is in this film!!! I’m so ready for her to finally make her DCEU debut! I’m also just so excited to have another film set in the Batman sector of the universe coming soon while we wait for Reeves’ solo Batman movie!