Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jurnee Smollett-Bell have been tapped to join Margot Robbie in the comic-book spinoff Birds of Prey, according to Variety.
Winstead will be playing Helena Bertinelli, aka Huntress, while Smollett-Bell will take on the role of Dinah Lance, aka Black Canary.
Cathy Yan will be directing the film for Warner Bros. while Robbie is reprising her role as Harley Quinn, and is also on board to produce with Sue Kroll and Bryan Unkeless. A solo movie for Harley is also rumored along with a twisted Harley Quinn & The Joker movie as well as a Gotham City Sirens film, directed by David Ayer.
For those who don’t know, the Birds of Prey are a team of street-level female DC characters like Huntress and Black Canary. The film might also add Orphan, Cassandra Cain and Renee Montoya into the mix. A brutal crime lord named Black Mask is rumored to be the villain in the film.
The Birds of Prey team made its debut in 1995’s Black Canary/Oracle: Birds of Prey when Dinah Lance and Barbara Gordon shook hands, forming a large organisation of bird-themed heroes, mainly women.
Directed by Cathy Yan, Birds of Prey stars Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Jurnee Smollett-Bell.
After splitting up with The Joker, Harley Quinn and three other female superheroes – Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya – come together to save the life of a little girl (Cassandra Cain) from an evil crime lord.
Birds of Prey is set to be released on February 7th, 2020.