As the casting for the upcoming Birds of Prey is released, I find myself getting more and more invested in this upcoming project. It’s already exceeded most of my expectations and now that it’s finally found its Cassandra Cain, I am excited all over again!
According to Variety, newcomer Ella Jay Basco will play the role of Cassandra Cain, the niece of forever favorite Dante Basco, who has made guest appearances on shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Veep and Superior Donuts. This is an awesome opportunity and I’m so glad that Cathy Yan is helming this project and that it will be bringing an opportunity for a young Asian actress to just be amazing. Plus, as I’ve mentioned before, Cassandra Cain is a badass at a young age so if she gets her Hit-Girl moment to just go to town with carnage I am here for it.
Plus, audiences seem really hype for it:
The cast for DC’s BIRDS OF PREY is finally complete pic.twitter.com/uQBRCnHPf9
— Harley Quinn Updates (@HarleyMovieNews) November 15, 2018
— Sarah Kuhn (@sarahkuhn) November 15, 2018
i will die to protect you https://t.co/VUUWA59ubq
— Noodvember (@ejnoodles) November 15, 2018
Protect her at all costs!!! She’s bringing Cassandra to life!!! Cassandra is one of my favorite DC characters https://t.co/F2TcuDUm5Q
— Geek Mill (Cheyenne) (@CheyenneYoutube) November 15, 2018
Goodness she’s such a sweetheart ❤
Bet she’s a proper badass though, under all that adorableness 😁 https://t.co/n6Fdi2qrzx
— Kuroi Shônen (@EnfantEbene) November 15, 2018
CASS CAIN??!! ON MY SCREEN??!! popping the biggest bottles tonight ladies omfg!!! https://t.co/zgYBxfjNEd
— danielle (@ddaniellemoon) November 15, 2018
🚨she is also dante basco’s niece this is not a drill🚨 https://t.co/FV3sOhGZav
— oof (@notadonna) November 15, 2018
!!! protect her at all costs https://t.co/llBFLppb63
— kamala khan love bot (@msmxrvl14) November 15, 2018
TINY BABY MUST PROTECT 💖💘💖💘💖💘💖💘💖💘💖💘💖💘💖💘💖💘💖💘💖💘💖💘💖💘💖💘💖💘💖💘💖💘💖💘💖💘💖💘💖💘 https://t.co/IZTzMDxciy
— god tae’s bread cheeks (@tacguks) November 15, 2018
my daughter has arrived to show yall how it’s done https://t.co/jnNBxDFsNh
— hana ⚡️ (@kimsjongbaes) November 15, 2018
This is real??? They’re bringing my girl Cass to the big screen??? Seriously??? With this perfect cast??? 😍😭😍😭😍 https://t.co/ApOJugU7kH
— isabel is a babe (@isababecos) November 15, 2018
This is currently, the only good thing to happen in superhero media https://t.co/bGk4lNnpbl
— James Bond but a lesbian (@radstarchild) November 15, 2018
In the movie, apparently, Harley Quinn, Huntress, and Black Canary team up to protect Cain’s character when she comes across a diamond belonging to McGregor’s Black Mask, who is a massive leader in the criminal underworld. Some people are wondering why they don’t just make Cassandra older instead of having her as a child and to that I say … let’s just see where it goes. We still have plenty of adult bad-asses in the cast so let’s have a crime-fighting kid too.
What do you guys think of this casting? Are you excited to see how Birds of Prey turns out when it comes to theaters Feb. 7, 2020.
(via Variety, image: DC Universe)
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