With Warner Bros.' Birds of Prey expected to begin principal photography early next year, the cast and crew for the ensemble film have begun to assemble. However, according to its cinematographer, the final theatrical title may not be "Birds of Prey" at all.
Matthew Libatique, who worked as the cinematographer on both of this month's releases Venom and A Star Is Born, confirmed his next project is the upcoming DC comics adaptation while mentioning that the production hasn't officially settled on its final title.
"I'm in preparation on a film currently called Birds of Prey. It's probably going to have a different title. It’s with Warner Brothers, and the director is Cathy [Yan]," explained Libatique in an interview with GMA News Online. "It's in the superheroes genre but this time it's in the DC Universe, not the Marvel Universe. Margot Robbie is set to star and I'm excited for that. And then it has a little bit of origin story in it, so it makes it intriguing and it's very early though, so early discussions."
The DCEU film had been eying a January start to principal photography as the production assembles its final cast and crew.
Directed by Cathy Yan from a script by Christina Hodgson, Birds of Prey stars Margot Robbie, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Rosie Perez. It is scheduled to be released on February 7, 2020.