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So, we need to discuss these new Birds of Prey movie rumours

July 18th, 2019 by Marc Comments

Ok, everyone have a seat because this is going to be a bumpy ride.

So, we all know that DC have been on a bit of a home-run recently with Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Shazam! (some of us, myself included, would argue that, aside from Justice League, their run was just fine, but I digress) and it’s a run that we’re expecting to continue into next year with Birds of Prey.

Now, up until this point everything we’ve been hearing has been positive and I can’t stress enough that, at this point, none of this can be confirmed.

Buuuuuuut…

Ok, so, word is that the movie, which arrives in February, has been shown to test audiences and while it played well to those audiences, the bigwigs at Warners are not happy.

So, what could have them unhappy? Well, the story sounds… out there.

Here’s what’s rumoured.

The movie opens with a young Cassandra Cain, played by Korean/Filipino actress Ella Jay Basco, stealing a diamond from crime boss Black Mask, played by Ewan McGregor.

To get away she swallows the diamond and when Mask catches her he wants to take the diamond out of her (unlikely in any hygienic ways) and she is rescued by Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn who is trying to get her life back together after leaving Joker.

Hence the movie sees Harley (and the rest of the Birds of Prey, possibly) trying to protect Cassandra. Cassandra, by the way, in the comics is the daughter of Lady Shiva, DC’s greatest assassin and eventually becomes Batgirl.

Now, here’s where things take a turn for the unexpected. Apparently Black Mask is ‘flamboyantly gay’ and is in love with another DC villain, Victor Zsasz.

On top of that – get ready for this  – the diamond contains Black Mask’s dick pics (highlight to read as it’s adult content).

Em, what?!

Now, I have no issue with Black Mask or Victor Zsasz being gay, that’s all cool, but the diamond’s contents has certainly raised a few eyebrows (steady, now) here at FTN HQ.

On top of that, I’m also hearing that Barbara Gordon will appear in the movie but not as Batgirl (she was Bargirl before Cassandra and retired after Joker crippled her).

Now, given all this, I’m also hearing that WB are calling for reshoots and script changes, although, once again, I must stress I cannot confirm any of this for now.

But I will say this… if it’s true, it all sounds a bit off the wall.

Thoughts?

Source: Grace Randolph

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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….