While it wasn’t too long ago that we heard audiences who saw an early cut of DC’s Birds of Prey were praising the new film which stars Margot Robbie, it seems the studio isn’t too happy with the project.
Last month, reports emerged that DC’s Birds of Prey had already begun test screening an early cut of the film after it wrapped in April. While the first reaction apparently raved about the girl-gang film which features Margot Robbie reprising her role as Harley Quinn, Screen Rant’s Stephen M. Colbert tweeted that the internal screening saw the opposite reaction from executives. It appears Warner Bros. could have yet another divisive DC film on its hands, but we’ll have to wait and see how things turn out when the film arrives in theaters next year.
So the audience test screening for Birds of Prey had people raving about it and the internal WB test screening seemingly had the opposite effect. So basically all I needed to be reassured. Hopefully Robbie can keep their hands off of it.
— ☕Stephen M. Colbert (@smcolbert) July 13, 2019
So what do you think? Are you still excited to see Margot Robbie when she returns as Harley Quinn in DC’s Birds of Prey? Sound off in the comments below!
Birds of Prey features the female superhero team coming together with Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and taking on Gotham crime lord Black Mask (Ewan McGregor). The girl-gang teams up to protect Cassandra Cain after she comes across a diamond which belongs to Black Mask.
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 team’s current lineup consists of Black Canary, Huntress, and Lady Blackhawk, along with Hawk and Dove. As for Cassandra Cain, she’s the daughter of David Cain and Lady Shiva, raised to become one of the world’s greatest assassins before meeting Bruce Wayne and taking up the mantle of Batgirl in the comics.
Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) 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.
Cathy Yan (Dead Pigs) has directed the film from a script written by Bumblebee writer Christina Hodson, who has also written the studio’s Batgirl film and is also being eyed to write The Flash movie. Birds of Prey is being produced by Sue Kroll under her Kroll & Co Entertainment banner along with Clubhouse Pictures’ Bryan Unkeless, and Margot Robbie.
Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) starring Margot Robbie hits theaters on February 7, 2020. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Birds of Prey, Margot Robbie, and the future of DC Films as we learn it.
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos