BIRDS OF PREY Director Cathy Yan Has Confirmed That The DC Movie Will Be Rated R

BIRDS OF PREY Director Cathy Yan Has Confirmed That The DC Movie Will Be Rated R

BIRDS OF PREY Director Cathy Yan Has Confirmed That The DC Movie Will Be Rated R

When Birds of Prey was first announced, we heard that star and producer Margot Robbie was aiming for an R-rating, and the film's director Cathy Yan has now confirmed as much. More past the jump...

Speaking at the US-China Entertainment Summit at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles last night, Birds of Prey director Cathy Yan discussed plans for the upcoming "girl gang" DC movie, confirming that the project is indeed aiming for an R-rating.

This is something Margot Robbie was said to be adamant about when she first pitched the idea to Warner Bros., but considering the studio is yet to release an R-rated theatrical cut of any of their DC films, there was always a chance they'd wind up bringing it in at PG-13.

Yan, who will be the first female Asian director to ever helm a superhero film, went on to talk about landing the gig and her fondness for the script.


“I did my homework. I wouldn’t say it was easy, but it was relatively painless and straightforward. I immediately loved the script and it felt like something I could really do, and it felt very much like my own voice. I could not put the script down, it had so much dark humor to it which a lot of my work does, and there are themes of female empowerment which are so strong and relateable.

So I went in with, not with confidence, but at least a sense that I belonged in the room, that somehow magically in terms of timing and luck that this opportunity was open to me and I was definitely going to make the best of it.”

In their report, Deadline also confirms that Cassandra Cain will feature in the movie, although they give no indication of which actress may be in line to play the role.

Birds of Prey will star Robbie as Harley Quinn, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, and Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya. The film is set to fly into theaters on Feb. 7, 2020.
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