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Birds of Prey sequel planned with Batgirl replacing Harley Quinn as leader?

October 23rd, 2021 by Marc Comments

While, up until this point a Birds of Prey sequel seemed well and truly off the cards due to the first movie’s less than stellar performance (here), it seems there have been developments on that front.

The original movie starred Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn along with Jurnee Smollett as Black Canary, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress and Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya but this time around the line-up may have changed and it could likely be due to developments at HBO Max.

We know that HBO Max is developing a Batgirl movie starring Leslie Grace (here) in the lead role with JK Simmons confirmed as returning as Commissioner Gordon and possibly Ben Affleck back as Batman (here) and now, word is, that Batgirl will lead the Birds of Prey this time out, replacing Robbie’s Harley Quinn and, while Grace isn’t conformed as the Batgirl that will appear, we know the first BoP movie was set in the main DCEU and the Batgirl movie clearly is too, so we can’t imagine it’ll be anyone else.

Although, we must add, in the first movie young actress Ella Jay Basco played Cassandra Cain who, in the comics, is the fourth Batgirl so, it could be her in the role but, given her age in the comics, I feel this is unlikely to be the case.

On top of this, it’s expected that the others will return too.

This has all come, no doubt, from Smollett’s announced Black Canary movie (here) and the rumoured Huntress movie with Winstead (here).

So, with all these movies in development at HBO Max, so, based on that, I’m guessing the Birds of Prey sequel will be the team-up movie for all the characters with Batgirl, as in the comics, at the front of the group and, with Batgirl concept art like that below released at DC Fandome last week, we’re all on for this:

Let us know what you all think of this potential news… personally, I liked some elements of the first Birds of Prey movie with Smollett and Winstead the standouts and with Simmons and possibly Affleck returning for the Batgirl movie, I think this could potentially be a bit win for HBO Max, if it turns out that’s where it’s headed for.

Thoughts?

Source: That Hashtage Show

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….