Fans caught a quick glimpse of Helena Bertinelli/Huntres in the first teaser for the upcoming Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), which was released at the end of January. However, since then there haven't been many photos or videos of actor Mary Elizabeth-Winstead as the character. Now new set photos give a better look at Winstead's Huntress.
Twitter user @BirdsofPreyDC shared several photos from the set of the upcoming film. The photos show Huntress dressed in a dark jacket equipped with a hood. One of the images show her holding Huntress' crossbow.
The images themselves don't provide much information about the film, and the context of these them is unclear.
In the comics, Huntress is a vigilante prowling the streets of Gotham City. Her journey began when she saw the death of her parents at the age of eight. Helena, herself the daughter of a mob boss, trained abroad to avenge her family. Upon her return to Gotham, she witnessed the effect Batman had on the mafia. Inspired by the Dark Knight's crusade, Helena became the Huntress, though she proved far more ruthless than the other superheroes watching over Gotham. The character has appeared in animated series such as Justice League Unlimited and live-action shows such as Arrow. Birds of Prey will mark the first live-action film adaptation of Huntress.
Filming for Birds of Prey began in January and is expected to finish in April. The movie will see the return of Harley Quinn, played by Margot Robbie, to the DC Extended Universe following the events of Suicide Squad. The plot will follow Harley as she unites with Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya to protect Cassandra Cain from the clutches of crime boss Black Mask.
Birds of Prey, directed by Cathy Yan, stars Margot Robbie, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rosie Perez, Ewan McGregor, Steven Williams, Derek Wilson, Dana Lee, Francois Chau, Chris Messina and Matthew Willig. Scheduled for release on February 7, 2020.
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