Margot Robbie's 'Birds of Prey' all set to introduce DCEU's first LGBTQ hero?
The news that Renne will be a part of the girl gang in the upcoming DCEU movie led by Robbie's Harley Quinn was confirmed on Monday with details about the entire roster pouring in.
In more ways than ever, Margot Robbie-led all-female, anti-hero flick 'Birds of Prey' is set to revolutionalize the superhero movie genre. At first, it had emerged that the comic book-based movie will have an Asian woman, Cathy Yan, taking the director's chair - a first in the history of DC movies. And now latest reports suggest that 'Birds of Prey' could very well introduce the franchise's first openly LGBTQ character - Renne Montoya.
Debuting in the Detective Comics #41, Renne's history is delightfully complicated. She was initially portrayed as a trained detective, working with the Gotham City Police Department. However, as the story unfolds, the character is outed as a lesbian, which leads to her resigning from the force after witnessing extreme corruption.
The news that Renne will be a part of the girl gang in the upcoming DCEU movie led by Robbie's Harley Quinn was confirmed on Monday with details about the entire roster pouring in. According to The Wrap, Quinn and Renne will be joined by an entire host of popular comic book characters including Dinah Lance aka Black Canary, Helena Bertinelli/Huntress, and Cassandra Cain.
In addition to the crew of the heroines and anti-heroines, the report also shed some light on the identity of the 'Birds of Prey' villain. As it turns out, the antagonist of the movie, also produced by Robbie, has ties to the Batman comics series but someone who has never previously appeared on the big screen. For fans of DC movies, this indeed comes as a huge surprise as a fresh wave of speculation begins surrounding the 'Birds of Prey' movie.
Teasing the theme of the movie, Robbie had previously said: “I pitched the idea of an R-rated girl gang film including Harley, because I was like, ‘Harley needs friends.’ Harley loves interacting with people, so don’t ever make her do a standalone film. She’s got to be with other people, it should be a girl gang. I wasn’t seeing enough girl gangs on screen, especially in the action space. So that was always a big part of it."
The Australian actress further added: "The costumes haven’t been designed yet but yes she’ll have new looks. There will be new Halloween costumes out there, one day.”
Directed by Yan, partly scripted by Christina Hodson, and produced by Sue Kroll and Bryan Unkeless alongside Robbie, a release date for the ambitious 'Birds of Prey' movie is yet to be announced.