Gail Simone Has A ‘Sizable Gripe’ With ‘Birds Of Prey’

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While she enjoyed the film, comic book writer Gail Simone shared one major complaint she had with the Birds of Prey film.

Gail Simone has been among the top comic book writers in the industry. Gail Simone is best known for her DC work on the Batgirl and Birds of Prey titles. The newly-released Birds of Prey film takes a lot from Gail Simone’s run on the series from over the years. Gail Simone has even communicated with Black Canary actress Jurnee Smollett-Bell.

Gail Simone has revealed that she did enjoy Birds of Prey, but does have one major issue with the film. In the Birds of Prey film, Cassandra Cain is very different from her comic book counterpart. In a lengthy Twitter thread, Gail Simone explained why she didn’t like the changes made to Cassandra Cain’s character in Birds of Prey:

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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 is now playing in theaters.

Source: Twitter

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.