Birds of Prey Circles in on Ella Jay Basco for Cassandra Cain
According to Variety, Ella Jay Basco has been cast as Batfamily member Cassandra Cain. Basco has previously appeared in a handful of shows from Grey’s Anatomy to Superior Donuts
The plot summary for Birds of Prey is rumored to be:
After splitting up with The Joker, Harley Quinn and three other female superheroes – Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya – come together to save the life of a little girl (Cassandra Cain) from an evil crime lord.
Following this casting news, the above synopsis seems more likely. However, since in the comics both of Cassandra Cain’s parents are evil crime folks (David Cain and Lady Shiva), there may be a sinister twist in the plot. Is it possible that Cassandra Cain won’t be as “kidnapped” as she seems? Additionally, in the comics, Cassandra Cain grows up to be one of the Batgirls. Considering the age of the actress, this does not seem likely to happen in this film. It’s also unlikely that this Cassandra Cain will become Batgirl, if DC keeps not retaining their cast members.
More about Birds of Prey
The title members of the Birds of Prey cast are Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress. The cast also includes Ewan McGregor as the aforementioned evil crime lord, Black Mask, and Rosie Perez as Detective Renee Montoya. Cathy Yan will be directing the film.
Birds of Prey is expected to come to a theater near you on 7 February 2020.
What do you think about the casting of Ella Jay Basco? Are you planning to see this movie in 2020, or is that too far in the future for you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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