TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - October 17, 2018
I'm almost ready to eat my words on the seemingly rushed pre-production of the upcoming DC flick Birds of Prey, as the film is much further along than we initially thought. Following the casting news on Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jurnee Smolett-Bell (above) as Huntress and Black Canary, respectively, Rosie Perez also joined the cast as Gotham City PD Detective Renee Montoya, and now a plot synopsis has leaked for the film.
Apparently, Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn is going to team up with the aforementioned ladies to save Cassie Cain—aka Batgirl—from the clutches of the villainous Black Mask, who seeks to groom the girl for his own nefarious purposes. Roughly. According to Revenge of the Fans, the film begins with the four women on different paths, before coming together to take down Black Mask...
For starters, I hear that we initially find each of the leads dealing with their own individual issues before eventually teaming up. What are they up to, you ask?
- Black Canary (Smolett-Bell) is a singer who fights crime at night.
- Huntress (Winstead) was a killer for Black Mask right up until discovering that he killed her family. So now she’s hunting him down.
- Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) is trying to move on from The Joker (who is referenced, but not seen).
- Renee Montoya, on the other hand, is on Huntress and Black Mask’s trail because of the body count they’ve amassed.
But that's not all. Apparently the third act isn't the Cassie Cain rescue mission, which more or less closes the second act. The third act is something else entirely...
According to my source, they manage to save her before be the film’s Third Act- which focuses, instead, on Black Mask sending his men after the Birds of Prey as part of the build-up to the climactic final confrontation between him and the group, where Huntress finally gets her best chance at revenge.
In true stay tuned fashion, they also promise an "EPIC CAMEO" but don't divulge any further info. Once they do, we'll bring it to you. So stay tuned!