It feels like Marvel and DC are currently racing to see who can include more women and people of color into their franchises in front of and behind the camera. I don’t know who’s winning, but hey that means more representation when it comes to the various superhero universes—so yay!
The studio is still working on casting the film’s possible villain, Roman Sionis/Black Mask, and so far Ewan McGregor and Sharlto Copley "are actors they like for the role." McGregor would be a nice fit, considering he starred in Fargo with Winstead, who also happens to be his girlfriend.
In Birds of Prey, the gang of super women will take on the Gotham crime lord, but there are few other details out about the plot. Cathy Yan (a woman!) is directing the film, which is set to hit theaters on Feb. 7, 2020.