It’s that old expression: every time a bell rings, another actor is cast as the Joker. There’s Jared Leto, and Joaquin Phoenix, and, uh, Tommy Wiseau, I guess? There’s nearly as many Harley Quinn movies in development, but they’re easier to follow because she’s only played by one actress: Margot Robbie, who’s reward for being the one redeeming thing about Suicide Squad is her own movie. Directed by Cathy Yan, Birds of Prey is an “R-rated girl gang film” starring the I, Tonya actress as Harley Quinn and Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Huntress and Black Canary, respectively.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead is best known for her roles in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and 10 Cloverfield Lane, while Jurnee Smollett-Bell played Jess during the later seasons of Friday Night Lights. There’s at least one more member of the Birds of Prey gang who hasn’t been cast — Renee Montoya (she’s one of the most prominent gay characters in the DC universe) — but don’t worry, she won’t be played by Jared Leto. Probably.