Warner Brothers May Have Found Their Cassandra Cain For ‘Birds Of Prey’

Warner Brothers’ adaptation of the DC comic book ‘Birds of Prey’ is expected to feature Margot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn, as well as new cinematic characters Black Canary, The Huntress, Renee Montoya and Cassandra Cain, not to mention the villain of the story, Black Mask.  Other than Robbie, it’s unclear who will portray the other characters, although there are rumors as to whom Warner Brothers is eyeing.

Peyton Elizabeth Lee
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The latest buzz is that Disney star Peyton Elizabeth Lee is the top choice to portray Cassandra.  Lee is best known for playing the title character of the Disney Channel’s series ‘Andi Mack’.  Coincidentally, her co-star Asher Angel is playing Billy Batson in WB’s DC movie ‘Shazam!’.  Lee has also appeared on Showtime’s ‘Shameless’ and ABC’s ‘Scandal’.

Cassandra Cain was the third Batgirl in DC Comics history and the first to star in her own ‘Batgirl’ comic book series.  She is currently known as Orphan and has also gone by the name of The Black Bat.  Reportedly, ‘Birds of Prey’ will center on the older female characters protecting Cassandra from The Black Mask, a sadistic crime boss.

The screenplay for ‘Birds of Prey’ was written by Christina Hodson, who is also penning the script for a solo ‘Batgirl’ movie.  While Barbara Gordon is the current and most famous Batgirl, could WB is setting up Cassandra Cain to be the cinematic Batgirl?  Anything is possible and thus far, there has really been no official specific mention of Barbara Gordon in the film universe.

In the comics, Cassandra is the daughter of assassins David Cain and Lady Shiva.  She was deprived of any human interaction and never taught to read, write or even speak.  What she was trained to be is the ultimate martial artist and killer.  But once Batman took her under his tutelage, she used her training for good.  But because of her past, she has at times been depicted as a villain.

What do you think of Peyton Elizabeth Lee as Cassandra Cain?  Would you like to see Cassandra as the only cinematic Batgirl?

Source: Screen Rant

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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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