“Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)” will be released on Feb. 7, 2020, via Warner Bros. Marvel may be the dominant force in comic book movies at the moment just through sheer numbers, it's actually DC Comics that has the historical edge. 23. Watching it again recently, I found it functions almost perfectly as a parody of the super-serious Christopher Nolan Batfilms, which is incredible. The most complete film, on its own, in the entire live-action franchise. Not that it was especially horrible. This is the gold standard of Superman movies, and was the best superhero movie bar none for many, many years. Made kids everywhere cry as they watched Superman give up his powers for a normal life with Lois Lane (Margot Kidder). It's great stuff, especially as we continue to watch the rise of Trump in our world. Should be way shorter, but Heath Ledger's Joker is far and away the best villain in any of these movies. Catrini's filmography includes G.I. Films based on DC properties go back nearly a century to those ancient Batman and Superman serials, while Marvel didn't really get things going until this century. Sad that it's seemingly been swept into the litter box of history. That's a lot of history -- how do the recent "Birds of Prey" and "Joker" stack up? Overreliance on cartoony visual effects during a period when big blockbusters were moving away from that aesthetic meant this was a movie nobody liked. Wong is a comedian and actress, whose stand-up specials Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife have gained popularity on Netflix. But the sight of a powerless Clark getting beat up in a diner made Superman as sympathetic as he's ever been. That it's very pretty to look at doesn't override those things nearly enough to make it watchable. Hard to remember, but fun. I am all about finding good people you believe in as human beings as well as being good creative partners and producers, because it’s an investment — writing these movies takes it out of you. She will also be the first Asian woman to direct a DC film. This film is sensory overload, but (mostly) in all the right ways. She portrayed Ellen Yee in the 2020 film Birds of Prey. We had a female-superhero movie in 1984, and it was pure cheese. It’s the name of the TV show Pulp character Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) was working on, following an … Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) will debut on February 7, 2020. The Penguin emerges from the sewer and runs for mayor of Gotham! Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Zoe Saldana. James Wan's "Aquaman" is all of that, and it's just a wonderful experience. To continue reading for free, provide your email below. Has a timelessness that none of the other films do, and it's just a delight from beginning to end thanks to Adam West's winking Batman and the coalition of villains who can't stop cackling maniacally. Uma Thurman and Arnold Schwarzeneggar are going so far over the top I can't help but admire them. Giving this its own slot because it fundamentally changes the narrative of the movie and the character of Superman in the DC Extended Universe. Other upcoming DC films include Aquaman on December 21st, Shazam on April 5, 2019, Joker on October 10, 2019, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. They all seem to get it. Hits just the right tone for what Joel Shumacher was trying to do with the two films he directed. I wasn’t seeing enough girl gangs on screen, especially in the action space. The film convincingly blended camp (in the form of Gene Hackman's wonderful Lex Luthor), an epic origin story that actually felt epic, and funny lines. "Batman: Mask of the Phantasm" (1993). Has the standard origin movie problem of "too much story, not enough time." The film will be directed by Cathy Yan, with a script from Bumblebee's Christina Hodson. 13. His role is being kept under wraps. Better than its sequel, but they're basically the same. Warner Bros has continued to innovate in how to make bad DCEU movies, with "Justice League" managing to be terrible in a totally different way from "Batman v Superman" and "Suicide Squad.". The working title intel came from Production Weekly (via Pursue News ), and Pulp Fiction fans should recognize it. This is not a good characterization of the Joker as a human being, and aside from that it's just a soulless, meaningless experience. Funny, sweet and self-deprecating -- exactly what we needed in the wake of the disaster that was "Batman v Superman.". It gets lost amongst all the live-action ones, but "Mask of the Phantasm" is better than most of them. Despite the efforts of Josh Brolin and Michael Fassbender, this is one of the worst comic book movies of the modern era. Actually a pretty decent attempt by Bryan Singer to do a Christopher Reeve "Superman" movie in the present day, but Brandon Routh couldn't pull off the charisma it takes to be the Man of Steel. I have no particular affection for the revered "Watchmen" comic the way a lot of other nerds do, so my distaste for this adaptation isn't personal. Ali Wong was born on April 19, 1982 in San Francisco, California, USA as Alexandra Dawn Wong. One of the best of the franchise because it's really just a political thriller. Joe: Retaliation, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, and Rizzoli and Isles. Less a movie than it is a fever dream of unrelated sequences and montages that somehow end up using more than two hours of your time. Wong is best known for her stand-up comedy specials on Netflix, “Baby Cobra” and “Hard Knock Wife.” Wong is also currently a series regular on the ABC comedy “American Housewife.”. It's impeccably made, though, and very watchable. It just looked like a dumb cartoon and is hard to watch. See all photos. Whatever, it's a great cast in a serviceable action movie and everybody's having a good time. This version is still not great (especially at three freaking hours), but it's a monumental improvement over the theatrical version. John Williams' score soars, and so does the believable and compelling romance between Superman and Lois Lane. Ali Dawn Wong (born April 19, 1982) is an American writer and actress. It isn't actually very good, though. She is an actress and writer, known for Ali Wong: Baby Cobra (2016), Always Be My Maybe (2019) and Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020). ", "This, I can say: [Robbie] is an amazing producer," Hodson explained in an interview earlier this year. How does the latest entry in the DC Extended Universe fare in our rankings? All rights reserved. None of those things are good. The reveal that a younger version of the Joker killed Bruce Wayne's parents is as hamfistedly dumb as it gets in a "Batman" movie. An extremely theatrical Tom Hardy as Bane is amusing front to back, and a nuke with a countdown clock on it will never get old. By creating an account, you verify that you are at least 13 years of age, and have read and agree to the Comicbook.com Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, By Jenna Anderson She ... Born: April 19, 1982 Photos. It’s just so much fun! The scene in which Supes and Lois fly together is one of the most beautiful metaphors for new love ever captured on film. It’s a blast to watch, and is just a really nice celebration of the good parts of humanity. 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The film finds Superman trying to eliminate the world's nuclear threat, but his best intentions run afoul of a silly, badly dated villain named Nuclear Man. Christopher Reeve is by far the best Superman. Additionally, actor Robert Catrini has joined the cast. But despite those caveats it's an enormous delight, and a big step forward for the DCEU. birds of prey cast ali wong – Free Things To Do In Dunwoody. It's not often that we get a comic book movie that is: full on ridiculous; loves how ridiculous it is; and is made with skill by a legitimately great filmmaker. Enjoy! “I pitched the idea of an R-rated girl gang film including Harley, because I was like, ‘Harley needs friends.’ Harley loves interacting with people, so don’t ever make her do a standalone film," Robbie said in a previous interview. Wong will be playing an associate of Renee Montoya's (Rosie Perez) who works in Gotham City law enforcement, while Catrini's role is being kept under wraps. Tommy Lee Jones, as Two Face, is doing stuff in this movie that is hard to believe even today, given his perpetual sour face in nearly every other movie he's been in. 18. Share your thoughts with us in the comments below! How was this movie not amazing? “Birds of Prey” has added Ali Wong in a supporting role, an individual with knowledge of the project exclusively tells The Wrap. "She’s so dedicated, cares so much, she is in it and works so hard — looks through every choice, reads through every draft, and has super-smart notes. The best thing I can say about it is there are worse things in life than this movie. It's weird. Actor/comedian Ali Wong has joined the cast of the upcoming Birds of Prey movie. Copyright 2020 ComicBook.com. Chris Messina has also joined the cast as fan-favorite Batman villain Victor Zsasz. This is Nolan going full Hollywood, smashing plot points into place by sheer force of will rather than because they make sense. “Birds of Prey” has added Ali Wong in a supporting role, an individual with knowledge of the project exclusively tells The Wrap. It was his first movie, so that's not surprising. Margot Robbie, reprising her “Suicide Squad” role of Harley Quinn, will also produce “Birds of Prey.” The film is centered around a revolving group of female heroes and villains, individuals with knowledge of the project tell TheWrap. I tried, OK. "She’s got to be with other people, it should be a girl gang. Fondly remembered mostly because it was the first Batmovie in a couple decades. Also Read: 'Birds of Prey': Rosie Perez Cast as Renee Montoya in Superheroine Movie (Exclusive). Hodson is also writing “Batgirl” for DC. Birds of Prey will follow Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), and Renee, all of whom reluctantly team up to rescue Cassandra Cain (Ella Jay Basco) from Black Mask (Ewan McGregor). Wong will be playing an associate of Renee Montoya's (Rosie Perez) who works in Gotham City law enforcement, while Catrini's role is being kept under wraps. It's just, like, a regular movie... except it's about Batman. Ali Wong and Robert Catrini Cast in DC's 'Birds of Prey', Batman Actor George Clooney Claims He Hasn't Been Asked About Appearing in The Flash, Arrow: The Complete Series Is Now Less Than $100 on Blu-ray and DVD, Batman Beyond's Origin Gets a Major Tweak Thanks to Booster Gold, Batman v Superman, Constantine, and Other DC Movies Leaving HBO Max, Stargirl Season 1 Is Finally Coming to HBO Max, James Gunn's The Suicide Squad Getting CCXP Panel Next Month. But the fun kind of bad. A total mess that hates Superman and turns Batman into a total maniac. Remember that time they released a "Batman" cartoon theatrically? "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace" (1987). There are different edits of this movie, and we frankly can't keep them straight. Ali Wong was born on April 19, 1982 in San Francisco, California, USA as Alexandra Dawn Wong. But hey, at least they tried. Let's take a look. 35. Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a 2020 American superhero film based on the DC Comics team the Birds of Prey.Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, it is the eighth installment in the DC Extended Universe and a follow-up to Suicide Squad (2016). “Shazam” is a movie that simply feels good to watch. Wong is playing an associate of Renee Montoya in Gotham law enforcement. It has actual characters and everything, and Christian Bale's Bruce Wayne even has emotions. And it's got the best action we've ever seen in any DC or Marvel movie. But it's a shame, because Routh has gotten much better in the years since. - December 13, 2018 09:22 pm EST. Featured a brilliant corporate rip-off -- one later referenced in "Office Space" -- but the attempt to funny things up with the addition of Richard Pryor didn't gel. Could have been worse, I guess. That’s a big deal.". Totally incomprehensible experience. DC's Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) has officially courted two more cast members. And the standard DC Extended Universe problem of "We gotta have a nonsensical CGI battle at the end." Rightly hated, but it's tremendously entertaining here and there. There was also a weird bit about a weather satellite creating bad weather, which isn't what weather satellites do. It just doesn't add up to nearly as much as it thinks it does. As TheWrap first reported, Christina Hodson wrote the “Birds of Prey” spinoff for Warner Bros. and DC Films. Felt nothing watching this. Ledger elevates what would otherwise be just another self-indulgent Christopher Nolan exercise into an endlessly watchable picture. I agree with TheWrap's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy and provide my consent to receive marketing communications from them. Best known as "the one Shaq was in back when he tried acting," "Steel" is pretty bad. This would be a top 5 DC flick easily if the storytelling wasn't such a huge mess. "Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition" (2016). What do you think of Wong and Catrini joining Birds of Prey? Did you even know these were comic book movies? Cathy Yan is set to direct. "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" (2016). I’m also just excited that [director Cathy Yan] is a woman and she’s Asian. Seeing Clark Kent fight Superman was pretty cool, though. And, no, the extended cut doesn't do anything that warrants improving its standing. “Birds of Prey” will be produced by Kroll & Co Entertainment’s Sue Kroll and Clubhouse Pictures’ Bryan Unkeless, as well as Robbie’s LuckyChap Entertainment. Ben Affleck can't save the thing, but he's excellent nonetheless and gives it a huge bump it probably doesn't deserve. But "Superman IV" is a bomb in every sense -- partly because of its heavy-handedness about bombs. Thoroughly horrible, but somehow amusing even so. According to a new report from The Wrap, Ali Wong and Robert Catrini have been cast in the upcoming DC Extended Universe film. So that was always a big part of it.