With production on DC Comics’ Harley Quinn spin-off starting to move forward after Cathy Yan was tapped to direct the girl-gang movie based on the popular Birds of Prey comic series last month we are now beginning to hear word about potential castings for characters that will be in the film, including Birds of Prey regular Dinah Laurel Lance/Black Canary.
Studio insiders have reported that French actress Lea Seydoux (SPECTRE, Isle of Dogs) has started to go into early talks with Warner Bros. Pictures to participate in a new DC team-up film for the DC Extended Universe. Sources with knowledge of the project have stated that there is some formidable competition for each role, but the studio has yet to decide who the final girls will be. Currently, it has been specified that there are 10 actresses on the short list, including Seydoux. Each of these stars have been going for numerous roles as well to see which one may work best for what the director and the studio want for the film in question.
It’s also been rumored that Seydoux has auditioned for Catwoman, which may mean that the studio is going to begin paying more attention to David Ayer’s Gotham City Sirens, which will likely star fan favorite Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Catwoman, who are the typical members of the DC femme fatale trio. There is definitely a feminine focus from the studio here, if true. However, all of this news should be taken with a grain of salt, but we are likely to find out more about many of the upcoming DC Extended Universe projects, including casting announcements in the coming future at San Diego Comic Con 2018 during Warner Bros.’ Hall H panel.
For those who do not know, Black Canary is the love interest of DC superhero Oliver Queen/Green Arrow and a street-smart vigilante who inflicts justice on criminals after being inspired by her father, who was a police officer in Gotham City, but she herself could not join the police force. Her crusade against crime has seen her become a leader of the Birds of Prey alongside fellow DC heroines Oracle and the Huntress and a member of the Justice League of America. How this version of the character will differ from the numerous versions that have appeared on the popular DC television series Arrow is unknown.
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