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Birds of Prey Characters Revealed for Margot Robbie’s All-Female Superhero Film

Margot Robbie’s Birds of Prey is the most intriguing of the upcoming standalone superhero films. While we’re very excited to see where Joaquin Phoenix takes the Joker, the idea of Robbie’s Harley Quinn headlining a film starring a slew of very tough women is tops on our list. We’ve known that the film was written by Christina Hodson and will be directed by Cathy Yan. Other than that, there hasn’t been a ton on news to report. Until now.

The Wrap has it that Birds of Prey‘s list of characters will be Black Canary, Huntress, Cassandra Cain and Renee Montoya. The Wrap also reports that the film’s primary antagonist will be a Batman comics villain that’s never been seen on the big screen before. Internet, start your speculating and your hot takes.

The known Birds of Prey characters will be familiar to DC comics fans, but not to the average viewer. Here’s a brief rundown of their vitals:

Black Canary:  Aka: Dinah Laurel Lance. Inspired by her father and his career in the Gotham City Police Department, Dinah wasn’t able to join the force, but she found a different way of following in his crime fighting footsteps—as a black-clad, street smart vigilante.

Huntress: Aka: Helena Bertinelli. A vigilante operating out of Gotham City. Once written as the orphaned daughter of a murdered mafia family who grew up swearing deadly vengeance on the criminal underworld

Cassandra Cain: One of the world’s greatest martial artists, and a vigilante acting as a member of the Batman Family.

Renee Montoya: A detective working for the Gotham City Police Department, and openly lesbian. In The New 52 comics she takes on a costumed identity, becoming the Question.

As for that Batman villain, we’ll let you take some stabs at that one. We’ll report on it as soon as we hear.

Featured image: Margot Robbie attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

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