Mary Elizabeth Winstead Shares New Details On Huntress In ‘Birds Of Prey’

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead shared new details on her version of Huntress for Birds of Prey.

Warner Bros. and DC’s Birds of Prey will assemble a team of female heroes that includes Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s Huntress. In the comics, Huntress is the daughter of a Gotham City mafia boss who witnesses her entire family being killed in a mob hit, which drives her to become a vigilante on a quest for revenge.

During an interview with a Wrap, Mary Elizabeth Winstead shed new light on her version of Huntress for Birds of Prey, whom she described as “funny and awkward.” According to Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Birds of Prey will explore how growing up being trained to be an assassin affected Huntress in ways that are both “disturbing” and “funny”:

“You sort of get to tell this story of this girl who grew up training to be an assassin and didn’t ever have friends, and doesn’t know how to fit in socially, and doesn’t really know anything other than how to kill. We got to sort of play around with that in ways that are in ways that were both sort of sometimes disturbing and sometimes really funny.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead concluded her comments on Birds of Prey‘s Huntress by noting how she appreciated being able to play that type of character. “To get to play with that kind of a character was a really great opportunity,” Mary Elizabeth Winstead said.

Are you excited to see Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s take on Huntress? Let us know below!

Full details on the Birds of Prey plot are currently unknown, though the film is said to center on Huntress, Black Canary, and Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn joining forces to protect Cassandra Cain when she comes into the possession of a diamond belonging to a criminal kingpin known as Black Mask.

Directed by Cathy Yan from a script penned by Bumblebee writer Christina Hodson, Warner Bros.’ 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.

Source: The Wrap

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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