Birds of Prey director Cathy Yan confirmed that the film will have an R rating while speaking at the US-China Entertainment Summit at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Cathy Yan is just the third female director of DC Superhero film and the first Asian female director to direct a superhero film in general. When asked how she got the job, Cathy Yan had this to say:
“I did my homework. I could not put the script down, it had so much dark humor to it which a lot of my work does, and there are themes of female empowerment which are so strong and relateable. So I went in with, not with confidence, but at least a sense that I belonged in the room, that somehow magically in terms of timing and luck that this opportunity was open to me and I was definitely going to make the best of it.”
Cassandra Cain was also confirmed to be in the film, but nobody has been cast yet. Birds of Prey is set to star Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, and Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, and is set to premiere February 7th, 2020. What do you think about this news? Let us know in the comments!