Warner Brothers’ adaptation of the DC comic book ‘Birds of Prey’ is expected to feature Margot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn, as well as new cinematic characters Black Canary, The Huntress, Renee Montoya and Cassandra Cain, not to mention the villain of the story, Black Mask. Other than Robbie, it’s unclear who will portray the other characters, although there are rumors as to whom Warner Brothers is eyeing.
The latest buzz is that Disney star Peyton Elizabeth Lee is the top choice to portray Cassandra. Lee is best known for playing the title character of the Disney Channel’s series ‘Andi Mack’. Coincidentally, her co-star Asher Angel is playing Billy Batson in WB’s DC movie ‘Shazam!’. Lee has also appeared on Showtime’s ‘Shameless’ and ABC’s ‘Scandal’.
Cassandra Cain was the third Batgirl in DC Comics history and the first to star in her own ‘Batgirl’ comic book series. She is currently known as Orphan and has also gone by the name of The Black Bat. Reportedly, ‘Birds of Prey’ will center on the older female characters protecting Cassandra from The Black Mask, a sadistic crime boss.
The screenplay for ‘Birds of Prey’ was written by Christina Hodson, who is also penning the script for a solo ‘Batgirl’ movie. While Barbara Gordon is the current and most famous Batgirl, could WB is setting up Cassandra Cain to be the cinematic Batgirl? Anything is possible and thus far, there has really been no official specific mention of Barbara Gordon in the film universe.
In the comics, Cassandra is the daughter of assassins David Cain and Lady Shiva. She was deprived of any human interaction and never taught to read, write or even speak. What she was trained to be is the ultimate martial artist and killer. But once Batman took her under his tutelage, she used her training for good. But because of her past, she has at times been depicted as a villain.
What do you think of Peyton Elizabeth Lee as Cassandra Cain? Would you like to see Cassandra as the only cinematic Batgirl?
Source: Screen Rant