The cast for DC’s Birds of Prey movie is gradually coming together, and now we know who will be portraying Huntress.
According to new reporting, Mary Elizabeth Winstead has been cast as Helena Bertinelli/Huntress in the upcoming DC Extended Universe venture.
Winstead is best known amongst comic book fans for her role as Ramona Flowers in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, as well as her performances in 10 Cloverfield Lane, Fargo, and BrainDead. The actress beat out quite a lot of actresses for the role of Huntress, including Death Note’s Margaret Qualley and How I Met Your Mother’s Cristin Millioti.
In the pages of DC Comics, the Huntress mantle is taken on by several different characters, with Helena Bertinelli being the most prominent. Helena is the daughter of one of Gotham’s mafia bosses, who turns to a life of vigilantism after her family is murdered. She soon joined forces with Batgirl and Black Canary, with the three of them being seen as the main trifecta of the Birds of Prey. While Helena is occasionally seen as a little impulsive and violent, she has proved to be a hero on many occasions.
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