BIRDS OF PREY Set Photos Give Us A Better Look At Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s Huntress CostumeBIRDS OF PREY Set Photos Give Us A Better Look At Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s Huntress Costume

BIRDS OF PREY Set Photos Give Us A Better Look At Mary Elizabeth Winstead's Huntress Costume

This latest batch of photos from the set of Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) give us a much better look at the costume Mary Elizabeth Winstead will don as The Huntress.

As production continues on Cathy Yan’s Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn), these latest photos from the set give us a better look at the outfit Mary Elizabeth Winstead will sport as ruthless vigilante Helena Rosa Bertinelli, a.k.a. The Huntress.

The character was glimpsed briefly in the recent announcement teaser, but here we get a much better idea of how Winstead will look while suited-up as the DC Comics heroine – although it looks like her stunt double is actually the one wearing the costume here.

We’re not sure if this will be the only outfit Huntress dons in the movie, but even if we don’t see a more comic-accurate ensemble, fans will be hoping that she masks-up at some point at the very least.

Check out the photos below, and we’ll be sure to update if any more find their way online.







Jurnee Smollett-Bell As Black Canary

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32-year-old New Yorker Jurnee Smollett-Bell has been acting steadily for over 15 years, appearing in TV shows such as Friday Night Lights, Grey’s Anatomy and Parenthood. She has some big-screen experience too, but Black Canary in Birds of Prey will definitely be her biggest role to date.

We have seen various live-action and animated interpretations of Dinah Lance over the years, but Jurnee’s take is expected to be something completely different. Will she sport the character’s signature blond locks? We’ll just have to wait and see.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead As Huntress

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead (35) has had several fairly high profile parts over the years in the likes of Death Proof, The Thing, Scott Pilfrim Vs. The World and 10 Cloverfield Lane, but it’s her upcoming turn as The Huntress in Birds of Prey that could really make her a household name.

Fans have wanted to see her make the jump to the superhero genre for quite a while, so there’s a lot of excitement surrounding her role as the ruthless Helena Bertinelli.

Fans of the character’s comic book counterpart should probably expect some changes to that costume, however!

Rosie Perez As Renee Montoya

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Following her debut in Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing back in 1988, Rosie Perez went on to become an established actress, community activist, talk show host, author, dancer and choreographer. She was nominated for an Oscar for her perfirmance in the 1993 movie Fearless.

Since then, she has acted steadily but Birds of Prey will be her first major big-screen gig in quite a while.

Perez’s take on GCPD Detective Renee Montoya remains as much of a mystery as the rest of the new characters, but rumor has it she’ll be assigned to track down Huntress and the other Birds of Prey before ultimately deciding to join the team.

Ewan McGregor As Black Mask

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Scottish actor Ewan McGregor (47) is obviously a huge star and has appeared in countless acclaimed movies since his big-screen debut in Shallow Grave back in 1994, but, despite portraying the younger Obi Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequels, he has never actually appeared in a comic book movie and Birds of Prey will be his first foray into the superhero genre.

Black Mask will be the main villain of the film, and it’s believed that Huntress, Canary, Harley and Montoya will team up to take him down when he kidnaps Cassandra Cain.

Chris Messina As Victor Zsasz

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Chris Messina is another prominent actor that has yet to receive his big break, despite plenty of acclaim and awards recognition for his role in 2012’s Argo. He is arguably best known for playing Danny Castellano in The Mindy Project, and more recently appeared alongside Amy Adams in HBO’s Sharp Objects.

Messina will play the sadistic Victor Zsasz in Birds of Prey, who will most likely be introduced either as one of Black Mask’s henchmen, or an early foe for Huntress to track down.

Charlene Amoia As Maria Bertinelli

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Charlene Amoia began her career as a model before landing guest appearances in the likes of Joey, Girlfriends, Nip/Tuck, 90210 and The Young & The Restless. She is probably best known for playing Wendy the waitress on the hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother.

In Birds of Prey, Amoia will portray Maria Bertinelli, mother of The Huntress and wife of notorious gangster Franco Bertinelli.

Ella Jay Basco As Cassandra Cain

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Newcomer Ella Jay Basco will play Cassandra Cain, who suits up as an incarnation of Batgirl in the comics.

There’s barely any info available for Basco online (we’re not even sure how old she is), but we do know that this will be her feature debut having previously appeared in the likes of Grey’s Anatomy, Veep, and Superior Donuts.

Previous rumors indicate that Harley and the others will team-up to “protect Cain’s character when she comes across a diamond belonging to McGregor’s Black Mask, a kingpin in Gotham City’s criminal underworld.”

Director Cathy Yan

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Chinese-American writer/director Cathy Yan has previously helmed several shorts and one feature, the acclaimed Dead Pigs. Upon landing the Birds of Prey gig she became the first female Asian director ever tapped to direct a superhero film.

Yan has kept relatively schtum about the project during interviews, but she did recently confirm that the movie will indeed be rated R.


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