BIRDS OF PREY Movie Recruits VENOM Cinematographer Matthew Libatique

Birds of Prey is prepping to start shooting in January, and the film is putting its team together. In addition to Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, the movie has cast Huntress, Black Canary, and Renee Montoya, with more to go. But the film is also filling out its creative team, with one notable name coming on board.

Cinematographer Matthew Libatique has confirmed to GMA News Online that he is next tackling Birds of Prey. Libatique previously did the first two Iron Man movies, as well as Sony’s Venom. As for other credits, he has also worked on Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born and is a frequent collaborator of director Darren Aronofsky.

Libatique shares his excitement for Birds of Prey, but adds that that’s likely not the final title of the movie. “I’m in preparation on a film currently called Birds of Prey. It’s probably going to have a different title. It’s with Warner Brothers, and the director is Cathy Yen. Who directed a film called Dead Pigs which is a Chinese film. I’m excited. It’s in the superheroes genre but this time it’s in the DC universe, not the Marvel universe. Margot Robbie is set to star and I’m excited for that. And then it has a little bit of origin story in it, so it makes it intriguing and it’s very early though, so early discussions.”

When Warner Bros. set the release date for Birds of Prey, it was officially referred to as an “untitled” project. So, we’ll probably hear a different title for this movie soon. Stay tuned.

Birds of Prey is set to hit theaters on February 7th, 2020. The eighth installment of the DC Films Universe stars Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, and Rosie Perez. Cathy Yan directs from a script by Christina Hodson.

Source: GMA News Online

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