A Possible Synopsis For ‘Birds Of Prey’ Emerges

Could ‘Birds of Prey’ actually be creeping closer to reality?  It seems so.  Margot Robbie will finally reprise her role as Harley Quinn in this movie, to be directed by Cathy Yan.  Now, it looks as though the film’s synopsis has been revealed:

“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.”

There is one major name missing– Barbara Gordon.  Barbara has been a member of the ‘Birds of Prey’ as both Oracle and Batgirl.  The most recent word was that she would appear in this movie but not as Batgirl.  But this synopsis doesn’t mention her at all.

It was also previously hinted that the villain of this movie might be The Penguin, but that doesn’t seem to be the case either.  As it stands, this is a rather odd mix of characters.  Apparently, Harley will appear as a hero.  Renee Montoya is also referred to as a superhero, but she was reportedly going to be part of the Gotham City Police’s forensics department.  She has previously been depicted as a uniformed beat cop, then a police detective.  She was also at one time The Question, but she probably won’t have that alter ego in ‘Birds of Prey’.

Alexandra Daddario (‘Baywatch’) is reportedly being eyed to play Huntress, contradicting earlier reports that WB was seeking a person of color for that role.  Also according to the latest buzz Jodie Comer (‘Killing Eve’), Blake Lively (‘Green Lantern’) and Vanessa Kirby (‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’) are all in the running to play Black Canary.  Previously, ‘Vikings” Katheryn Winnick was favored for the role, but she is apparently no longer being considered.

What do you think of ‘Birds of Prey’ so far?  Does it seem to be shaping up to you?  Or are you starting to worry?

Source: Discussing Film

Jason Motes

Jason’s earliest memory is of watching ‘Batman,’ followed shortly by a memory of playing Batman & Robin with a friend, which entailed running outside in just their underwear and towels as capes. When adults told them they couldn’t run around outside in their underwear, both boys promptly whipped theirs off and ran around in just capes. Jason’s father gamely agreed to read him comic books as bedtime stories instead of ‘Snow White.’ (Super Friends being his favorite.) Jason saw all of the original Star Wars movies (and Indiana Jones and Superman and Star Trek…) in the theaters. Yes, he is old. And grew up in the most GEEKTASTIC decade ever, the 80s, devouring a steady diet of GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power and (best of all) Jem! (It totally counts as sci fi! They had a sentient computer that projected holograms!) Jason has studied literature, journalism, film history and has a degree in creative writing (and a minor in psychology) from the University of South Alabama. He has worked as a technical writer and proofreader. These days, most of his creative energy goes into his blog and writing for this site! He lives with the cutest puppies ever.

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