Despite there being a multitude of DC films involving Harley Quinn supposedly in development, one could say that Birds of Prey beat out the rest of the pack because it was the one that actually had backing from fan favorite actress Margot Robbie herself, who’d been pulling for an R-rated girl gang flick.
Now, one would’ve expected for Suicide Squad 2 to have come first, but this project has really been taking shape as of late, with none other than Cathy Yan being enlisted as the director. And from the sound of it, other major positions will soon be filled as well, chief among them Black Canary. Catwoman’s invitation, however, has supposedly been lost in the mail, but we’ll keep our fingers crossed hoping she’ll somehow show up.
Fortunately, we can at least celebrate knowing that Harley Quinn and Batgirl will be the central characters, with the search to find someone to don the cape and cowl of the latter no doubt heating up in the not too distant future. And as it turns out, we have none other than The Walking Dead‘s own Katelyn Nacon throwing her hat into the ring.
In a recent exchange with a fan over on Twitter, Nacon was asked which superhero she’d like to play, to which she responded: “Omg I want batgirl (sic).” Granted, she made no outright mention of Birds of Prey, but if the young actress really wants the gig, this is likely the route she’d have to travel to get it.
Based on her enthusiastic reply, we can only guess that Katelyn loves Barbara Gordon, which is definitely a plus when choosing someone to embody such an icon. Naturally, there’s no guarantee her name will accompany Margot Robbie’s on the marquee, but feel free to let us know if you’re behind her in the comments section below.