If you’ve been following news pertaining to the upcoming Birds of Prey movie, then you’re no doubt aware of the film’s core lineup, that being Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell). Those familiar with the comic books themselves know of how the latter two are synonymous with the BoP brand, while the Clown Princess of Crime’s inclusion is a creative liberty taken by Hollywood that DC Comics are now incorporating into their own medium.
Should this flick prove successful, then there’s a good chance we’ll see a sequel, or some of these characters spin off into other DC-inspired projects. While speaking at a recent press junket, the leading ladies revealed which icons they’d like to mix it up with in the future.
First off, let’s recap what Margot Robbie had to say:
“I’ve been pushing a Poison Ivy reunion for a long time. I’ve been really working that angle for a long time. Because obviously Ivy and Harley have such an incredible relationship, so I would love to explore that.”
Considering how Birds of Prey was largely Robbie’s passion project, I’m not sure why she didn’t include Ivy in the first place – or opted to make a Gotham City Sirens movie instead. You have to admit that would’ve made more sense.
Here’s what Jurnee Smollett-Bell had to contribute to the conversation:
“The obvious one is Oracle because she’s such an integral part of the Birds of Prey.”
Uh, yeah. The exclusion of Barbara Gordon in favor of strong-arming in Harley still baffles and enrages diehard BoP fans to this day. She, Huntress and Black Canary are to this group what Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are to the Justice League.
Finally, Mary Elizabeth Winstead offered her two cents by bringing up Catwoman:
“I think that’s going to be really exciting. I was really into the Michelle Pfeiffer version, but now I’m really really into the Zoe Kravitz version, I’m so excited… That would be amazing, so cool to see how all those characters collide.”
To be honest, it’s very possible that Winstead’s Huntress could meet Kravitz’s Catwoman sometime down the line. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how it all turns out.
Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) arrives in theaters on February 7th.