While we are still waiting for the characters of Cassie Cain and Black Mask to be cast in the upcoming DC project: Birds Of Prey, some new plot details have been released which give us an idea of what to expect from the film and it’s characters.
The first part of the release is that we have updates on each individual member of the Birds Of Prey and how they’ll feed into the story. Please be aware that these may contain mild SPOILERS.
Black Canary (Jurnee Smolett-Bell) is a singer who fights crime at night.
Huntress (Mary Elizabeth 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 (Rosie Perez), on the other hand, is on Huntress and Black Canary’s trail because of the body count they’ve amassed.
These small character descriptions do not give us too much to go off of and they essentially line up with the characters as we know and love them. It’s interesting that they are taking Dinah Lance down the performer route and Harley is trying to separate herself from The Clown Prince Of Crime.
We will now move in to the more spoiler heavy territory, you’ve been warned.
This story of Birds Of Prey described here does line up with the leak we received a few months back. The film will focus on Harley Quinn, who after learning of the kidnapping of Cassandra Cain, will team up with three other “heroes” in the form of Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya. Together they aim to save young Cassie and defeat the villainous Black Mask.
There is also a tease of an “epic cameo” appearance from an unnamed character. It is likely that we won’t find out who this character is until one of the trailers or they may even leave it until the movie itself.
“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.”
Birds Of Prey is set to release in theatres February 7th 2020.