WB Reportedly Unhappy With Birds Of Prey, May Be Another Justice League

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Though many will always know him as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ewan McGregor is now attached to another popular franchise over in the DCEU. The 48-year-old actor’s playing Black Mask in the upcoming villain-filled flick, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), and apparently, he’s an absolute highlight in a film that’s said to be full of them.

Though the movie won’t hit theaters until next year, test screenings have been overwhelmingly positive so far, with people praising McGregor’s performance, the gritty and violent tone of the pic and its steps towards more LGBTQ representation on screen. But while audiences have walked away mostly impressed, it seems the studio isn’t terribly happy with Birds of Prey at the moment.

Reports are surfacing that say Warner Bros. execs aren’t pleased with the current cut of the film and now the worry seems to be that they may get involved and put their hands all over it, resulting in another Justice League situation. Which is to say, they’ll completely butcher what’s currently a solid movie.

That being said, it’s important to note that Margot Robbie is heavily involved in Birds of Prey. Aside from just starring in it, she’s also a producer and given WB has big plans for her Harley Quinn in the DCEU, she may be able to keep them away from the project. Or not. Who knows at this stage?

As we said, Warner Bros. has a history of meddling with their filmmakers’ visions and not letting them do what they want, so it’s easy to see why fans are beginning to worry. Still, Robbie’s a pretty big star and again, she’s very invested in Birds of Prey. Whether she’ll be enough to keep the studio from getting involved remains to be seen, but let’s just hope they’ve learned their lesson from Justice League.