The Birds of Prey train keeps on going. We finally have some casting information! Our friends at GWW dropped some details on who Warner Bros. wants for the roles of Black Canary and Huntress. Details down below!
According to Geeks Worldwide, WB is looking at Alexandra Daddario (True Detective) for the role of Huntress; they are also keeping an eye on Vanessa Kirby (Mission Impossible: Fallout) and Blake Lively (The Shallows) for Black Canary. CBM then added that they’ve heard the same report, with Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) being among the Black Canary short list.
Now, it’s worth mentioning that this is just a wishlist for who WB is considering for the roles. It can change in an instant. This can easily just be a reference for the type of actress they want to cast. It is worth noting that CBM believes that Daddario is going to enter negotiations soon for Huntress.
Huntress and Black Canary are two staples of the Birds of Prey series. Helena Bertinelli (or Helena Wayne) has had a couple of different origins in the comics. During her Pre-Flashpoint incarnation, she was the daughter of a Gotham Mafia boss. She decided to train and take on organized crime after her family was murdered. Leading to her running into Oracle (Barbara Gordon).
Dinah Drake (or Dinah Lance) has also had multiple origins. In her Post-Flashpoint version, she is an orphaned martial artist who becomes a vigilante (sound familiar?). She then joins a special ops unit and unleashes are metahuman power, the canary cry. She then finds her way to Huntress and Barbara Gordon, forming the Birds of Prey.
What do you think of WB’s shortlist? Do you like their choices or would prefer to see someone else in the respective roles? Let us know in the comments and on Twitter @WOBAMEnt. For more news on Birds of Prey, stay tuned.