Birds Of Prey Is All Set To Release In 2020
Birds of Prey is actually happening. After playing a game of hide and seek, Warner Bros has finally set the film into production. Things seem to be moving quick as the film is already in its production stage. We’ve seen our first teaser of the actors in costume. Maybe a trailer around the San Diego Comic Con this year would sound perfect.
Right now, Warner Bros seems to have decided what they want. No one wants to have another scenario where fans demand Cathy Yan’s directors’ cut after a few days. The film is set to release next year in February. So, let’s take a look at everything we know about this film:
7. Rated so kids won’t really see it
After the success of Deadpool and Logan, it’s evident that studios aren’t scared to try the R-rating. Judging by Birds of Prey trailer, there’s a strong chance that this film might be rated strictly.
While Yan has said that the film will have dark humour and be geared towards adults, these details can always change in production.
6. Harley and Joker are no more
It seems like Warner Bros is stepping down the gas and letting things happen organically now. Birds of Prey won’t be having any Joker.
The synopsis of the film hints that Joker and Harley are no more. While this develops into a different story arc down the line, is yet to be seen.
5. Alexandra Daddario was rumored for playing Huntress
Everyone knew that Margot Robbie will reprise the role of Harley Quinn. But what about Huntress and Black Canary? There was a lot of chatter about who’d play Canary, but for Huntress, it was always a tough call.
One of the names mentioned for the role were Alexandra Daddario. Many thought she’d be perfect as she also has an Italian heritage.
4. Christina Hodson also wrote Bumblebee
Suicide Squad failed mainly due to its weak script. In order to avoid mistakes made back in the day, Warner Bros hired Christina Hodson to write Birds of Prey.
Hodson has written three scripts so far on Hollywood’s infamous Black List and also wrote Bumblebee.
3. Cathy Yan has directed one feature film before this
Birds of Prey will be massive for Warner Bros. But it will also be huge for Cathy Yan as it’ll be her second film release. Her first film, Dead Pigs didn’t have such a high budget.
Talking to Polygon, she said “I wouldn’t say it was easy, but it was relatively painless and straightforward. I immediately loved the script and it felt like something I could really do, and it felt very much like my own voice.”
2. David Ayer has given his backing to Birds of Prey
Many fans feel that Ayer’s Gotham City Sirens paved way for Birds of Prey. But, Gotham City Sirens could still happen.
However, we’d bet that its dependent on how the film does at the box office and with fans. So, it’s evident that David Ayer is also helping behind the scenes in Birds of Prey.
1. Paul Dini loves the wacky title
Paul Dini is the co-creator of Harley Quinn alongside Bruce Timm. Naturally, he’ll share a bond with the character nowadays, he still loves to discuss what’s up in Harley world.
When the title of Birds of Prey (and the fantabulous emancipation of One Harley Quinn) was released. Dini took to his Facebook page to share his thoughts. He said, “I love the new movie title because I often have Harley scribble nonsense and wacky [thoughts] all over things, like her therapist’s pad, or my introduction to the Sirens book. So this subtitle reads as classic Quinnsanity to me.”