No one outside of Warner Bros. is demanding it, but we hear there could be a Birds of Prey sequel in the works – only without one of the original film’s major players.
This rumor comes from a report by That Hashtag Show who claims they received word from a source that BOP 2 is in development without Margot Robbie.
“I can exclusively share that Warner Bros has greenlit a Birds Of Prey sequel,” writes Professor Hulk for THS. “However, it will not feature Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn.”
They add, “This explains why Robbie has said that a sequel is not in active development, she is simply not involved.”
According to their source, no plot details are available at this stage since the project was only given the go in the last couple of months.
However, an outline the source allegedly obtained and provided to THS revealed that the film will finally bring Batgirl into the mix – as portrayed by Leslie Grace, naturally.
It also mentions that one of the film’s villains will be The Calculator and his robotic assassin Burnrate, who the outline allegedly placed in the final act – most likely as the climactic final-boss threat the Birds have to take down.
In the synopsis, Calculator is said to have an obsession with Barbara, a plot point found in a few comics that will likely what drives the plot.
Remember, this is merely a rumor for now. After all, we’ve also heard and reported on previously leaked intel that has yet to be fully confirmed which asserted that Bane and Firefly could be villains in the upcoming Batgirl solo movie.
What we can confirm, per Grace herself in an interview this year, is that Batman won’t be in Batgirl. Moreover, Grace teased at the same time she might need to have her “ladies” back her up in battle.
It could be she knows more than she lets on and is hinting at the idea that Batgirl may plant the seeds for Birds of Prey 2 – and as another HBO Max original, no less.
Furthermore, Jurnee Smollett, Mary Winstead, and Rosie Perez are expected to return as Black Canary, Huntress, and Renee Montoya, respectively, although the alleged outline and THS mention no finalized casting for anyone else.
While THS adds that we are a few years away from seeing this sequel come to fruition, if at all, we want to hear from you now!
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