Harley Quinn

& The Birds Of Prey

Who Are the Birds of Prey?

A fighting force comprised of fearsome females who combat the criminals in their city -- most famously in their long-running comic series -- the Birds of Prey have been a staple of DC Comics since they were first introduced in 1996. Their roster has included the likes of Black Canary and Huntress. And in their feature film debut  they’re joined by the one and only Harley Quinn. Explore their legacy on DC Universe.

Below you can experience the Birds of Prey’s legacy, read their many comic stories, watch their memorable TV appearances, and explore their rich history like never before. Watch these birds soar!

Harley Quinn

The DC Universe would be a far less lively place without the hijinks and shenanigans of the former Dr. Harleen Quinzel, the one and only Clown Princess of Crime.

Huntress

A crossbow-wielding warrior, the Huntress takes aim against crime in the dark heart of the city.

Black Canary

A fearless street fighter and co-founder of the Birds of Prey, the Black Canary battles injustice with her unmatched martial arts skills and her ear-piercing “Canary Cry.”

Renee Montoya

Renee Montoya was always one of Gotham's finest police officers. But when a lifetime of service couldn't bring her the justice she needed, she became something more.

Cassandra Cain

Trained from birth as the ultimate killing machine, Cassandra Cain found a new life as a defender of Gotham City and an ally of the Birds of Prey.

Roman Sionis

The sadistic Black Mask cares about two things: hurting people and total control of Gotham City’s criminal underworld. If he can use one to accomplish the other, all the better.

From Comics To Live Action

Suicide Squad #25 (2016)
Birds of Prey (2020)

Harley Quinn

One of the most popular characters in the DC Universe, thanks in part to her versatility, charisma, and cheery-but-deranged outlook on life, in Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), Harley is played by acclaimed actress Margot Robbie, who first portrayed her in 2016’s blockbuster Suicide Squad.

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Huntress

Vowing to free her city of corruption, in Birds of Prey the crossbow-toting Huntress is played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

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What to Watch:
Justice League Unlimited

The Huntress, AKA Helena Bertinelli, fought alongside the Black Canary in the 2005 Justice League Unlimited episode “Double Date.”

Batman: The Brave and The Bold

The 2010 Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode "The Mask of Matches Malone!” saw Huntress and the Canary partner with Catwoman to rescue Batman. 

What to Read:
Huntress: Year One

The story of Helena Bertinelli’s early days was told in the 2008 comic series Huntress: Year One, written by Ivory Madison with pencils by Cliff Richards.

Birds of Prey #57

In 2003, the Huntress joined forces with Black Canary and Oracle in the long-running Birds of Prey comic book series.

Renee Montoya

Morally strong and open-minded, a martial arts expert, and an exceptional hand-to-hand combatant, Detective Renee Montoya is portrayed by Rosie Perez in Birds of Prey.

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What to Watch:
Batman: The Animated Series

1992’s Batman: The Animated Series introduced Renee Montoya, voiced by Ingrid Oliu, as a Gotham City Police officer in the episode “P.O.V.”

Batman: The Animated Series

Officer Montoya first busted Harley Quinn in the 1993 Batman: The Animated Series episode “Harley and Ivy.”

What to Read:
Gotham Central

Renee Montoya’s life as a GCPD detective was explored in the critically acclaimed, fan-favorite 2002 comic series Gotham Central.

Detective Comics #854

Detective Montoya starred in a series of gripping solo stories in the pages of Detective Comics, starting with issue #854.

Black Canary #1 (2015)
Birds of Prey (2020)

Black Canary

Sometimes the most beautiful things are also the most deadly. Such is the case with Dinah Lance, a.k.a. the Black Canary, a silver-tongued songstress with a supersonic "Canary Cry." 

A highly trained martial artist, in Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), Dinah is played by Jurnee Smollett-Bell.

Cassandra Cain

In Birds of Prey, Cassandra Cain is a highly skilled thief and pickpocket played by Ella Jay Basco.

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What to Watch:
Young Justice Outsiders

Under the code name “Orphan,” Cassandra appears on screen in the Young Justice: Outsiders episode “Triptych.”

What to Read:
Batman #567

Cassandra Cain first appeared in 1999’s Batman #567, “The Mark of Cain,” written by Kelley Puckett with pencils by Damion Scott.

Batgirl

As a new guardian of Gotham City, Cassandra was awarded her own solo series in 2000, the first ongoing comic book devoted to Batgirl.

Detective Comics

As Orphan, Cassandra Cain teamed up with the rest of the Batman family in the 2016 Rebirth era Detective Comics.

Roman Sionis

In Birds of Prey, the chilling visage of Gotham City crime lord Roman Sionis, a.k.a. Black Mask, is worn by actor Ewan McGregor.

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What to Watch:
The Batman

Black Mask, voiced by James Remar, first appeared on screen in the 2006 animated The Batman episode “The Breakout.”

Batman: Under the Red Hood

2010’s Batman: Under the Red Hood marked the movie debut of Black Mask, in which he was voiced by Wade Williams.

What to Read:
Batman #386

Roman Sionis first appeared in 1985’s Batman #386, written by Doug Moench and penciled by Tom Mandrake.

Batman #635

Roman played a key role in 2004-2005’s “Under the Hood” storyline, in which the second Robin, Jason Todd, returned from the grave.

Birds Of Prey in Theatres February 7

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