Birds of Prey casts Jurnee Smollet-Bell and Mary Elizabeth Winstead

‘Birds of Prey’ Adds Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Black Canary and Huntress

‘Birds of Prey’ Adds Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Black Canary and Huntress

We'd seen reports that the field of potential candidates had narrowed to a couple people per role.

Sources tell Variety that Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jurnee Smollett-Bell have been tapped to join Robbie in the comic-book spinoff, with Winstead playing Huntress and Smollett-Bell portraying Black Canary.

In the comics, Helena Bertinelli is the daughter of the Bertinelli Mafia family, one of Gotham's leading crime families.

You know how many of those fundamental character traits have to do with her being white? Although Winstead previously appeared in the comic book adaptation of Scott Pilgrim vs.

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Currently, no details of the plot have been revealed but the storyline will revolve around Quinn assembling a team of superheroes such as Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to fight the protagonist that is yet to be named. Winstead will play longtime Batman character Huntress, while Smollett-Bell will play Black Canary, an expert fighter known for her "canary cry". The World. She reportedly beat out Sofia Boutella (Atomic Blonde), Cristin Milioti (Black Mirror), and Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers) for the role.

Jurnee Smollett-Bell has been acting since she was a child - one of her earliest roles was as Michelle Tanner's friend, Denise, on Full House. Cassandra Cain has also not been cast but will likely be an unknown, as the character is meant to be twelve years old. The film is one of many DC Universe projects in current development, which sadly our site now lacks the infrastructure to list here.

Birds Of Prey is scheduled for release on February 7, 2020. The film stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and fans can't wait to see the gorgeous actress suited up in her costume again. Christrina Hodson will be scripting that as well, after Joss Whedon backed out.

I wish I could say that I was surprised, but after seeing Anna Diop - who is about to be the best part of Titans, mark my words y'all - bullied off of social media because the show had the audacity to cast a black woman rather than a real life orange alien as Starfire, nothing much really surprises me.

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