I had hoped that after suffering a heart attack last week, DMX (Earl Simmons) would pull through. It was asking a lot. The heart attack left him on life support and basically brain-dead. His family called it today. DMX passed away today at 50. The…
Whenever I hear the name “Birds of Prey”, I think of the old CW show with Dina Meyer, Ashley Scott and Rachel Skarsten. Thankfully, WB has seen fit to upgrade all of that. It also changes the story somewhat, as the original Birds of Prey focused on Oracle (a.k.a. Batgirl / Barbara Gordon), The Huntress, and Dinah Lance. I’ll admit that I’m a bit excited for this, as Margot Robbie really was one of the best parts of 2016’s Suicide Squad and this film features Cassandra Cain, one of the more deadly versions of Batgirl in recent DC History. It even has the hyenas from Batman: The Animated Series.
Having broken up with the Joker, Harley is ready to strike out on her own, teaming up with The Huntress and Black Canary to save a child (mostly likely Cassandra).. On board are Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Fargo) as The Huntress, Ewan McGregor (also Fargo) as Black Mask, Jurnee Smolett-Bell (True Blood) as Black Canary. Additionally, Ella Jay Bosco, Rosie Perez, & Chris Messina are featured.
Christina Hodson wrote the script. Having previously worked on Bumblebee, that definitely proves promising. Cathy Yan (Dead Pigs) is handling the directing duties.
.Birds of Prey: And the Emancipation of One Harley Quinn is set take on Gotham in February 2020.