A new rumor has suggested that Lea Seydoux, best known for her roles in Blue is the Warmest Color and the most recent installment of the 007 franchise, Spectre, is in early talks to join the cast of DC’s upcoming Birds of Prey film.
According to the rumor, Warner Bros. currently has a list of 10 actresses — including Seydoux — being eyed to star alongside Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in the film. It suggests the studio is looking fill the roles of both Black Canary — a mainstay on the female crimefighting team — as well as Catwoman. However, Heroic Hollywood editor-in-chief Umberto Gonzalez has confirmed this rumor is indeed false and that Catwoman herself is not included in the film.
No, that dumb 4chan rumor is so not true. Léa Seydoux is not in early talks nor on some shortlist for either BLACK CANARY or CATWOMAN in BIRDS OF PREY. In fact, CATWOMAN is NOT even in the movie!
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) May 24, 2018
Officially, Cathy Yan (Dead Pigs) is set to direct the film from a script by Bumblebee and Shut In writer Christina Hodson. The studio is targeting a January 2019 production start date and looking to hire an all-female crew.
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.
Warner Bros. 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.