The DC Universe is a very interesting place. While attempting to compete with the behemoth Marvel Cinematic Universe, DC has forged its own path in a few ways. Most notably, DC doesn't announce slates of films in advance a la the MCU's phases. As a result, there are a ton of announced projects that don't have concrete release dates or any guarantee they'll actually come to fruition. One of them is the Birds of Prey movie, which seems to be picking up speed in its development process. Margot Robbie return to play Harley Quinn, and will likely introduce the DCEU's version of Catwoman, Huntress, and Black Canary. Fans have been wondering who might take these roles, although a new report indicates that Lady Gaga might have been approached. Furthermore, the singer/actress reportedly turned two roles down.
This shocking turn of events come to us from Batman-News, which cited a tweet claiming that Lady Gaga had been offered up to two different roles in Birds of Prey. She was reportedly approached to play either Black Canary or Huntress three months ago, but turned down the role(s). But given her intense involvement in A Star Is Born and her recently announced Las Vegas residency, this shouldn't come as much of a surprise.
News of Gaga's Birds of Prey snub will likely be disappointing for all the DC fans out there, who are longing for more information regarding the upcoming female-led film. When the project was first announced years ago, fans immediately began debating who would be taking on the femme fatale roles in the upcoming blockbuster. Plenty of names have been thrown around in the past few years, although Lady Gaga has the most starpower by far. Unfortunately, it seems she doesn't want to make her superhero debut anytime soon.
This latest rumor, while unconfirmed, is pretty wild. Especially given the fact that Lady Gaga was reportedly given her choice of both Huntress and Black Canary. While looking at the pop star you might think she'd be best for Canary (I mean, she can use HER VOICE to fight off the bad guys), I actually think Huntress would have been a more fascinating choice for Gaga. Huntress aka Helena Bertinelli, is one of the most deadly members of the Bat-family. Unlike the Batman and Robin, Huntress is ok using more deadly force to take out the criminals of Gotham City. She also has a tragic story related to mob violence, which would be a meaty role for Gaga to sink her teeth into. Plus, she could have used her Italian-American roots to bring the character to life on the silver screen.
CinemaBlend will keep you updated on all things Birds of Prey. The next installment in the DCEU is Aquaman on December 21st, 2018. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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