DC - black canary http://www.geatzs.com/tags/black-canary en Bird with a Badge: Meet Renee Montoya http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2020/02/19/bird-with-a-badge-meet-renee-montoya <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Bird with a Badge: Meet Renee Montoya</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Joshua Lapin-Bertone</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>As I was watching <em><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/movies/birds-of-prey" target="_blank">Birds of Prey,</a></em> I found myself focusing on Renee Montoya. All of the birds were dynamic, but Montoya was the one who really grabbed my attention. While the comics version of Montoya is younger than actress Rosie Perez, I love that the movie aged her up. While it’s often true that comic fans hate it when characters are changed for the movies, in this case, it helped broaden the perspectives onscreen, and Perez absolutely crushed the role.</p><p>When I saw the <em>Birds of Prey</em> preview poster months earlier, I assumed that Montoya would be pushed to the background as more of a mother figure. Hollywood never puts women in their fifties front and center during action movies. To my pleasant surprise, Renee Montoya was just as prominent as the other Birds…and did her own share of butt-kicking. It was a refreshing change from the Hollywood norms, and best of all, they nailed Montoya’s characterization.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/02-FEB/rev-1-BOP-03076r_High_Res_JPEG_5e4c55699ffd53.43254044.jpeg" style="width: 900px; height: 546px;" /></p><p>Like her comic book counterpart (more on her later) Renee struggled to prove herself to a police department of men, where she was overlooked because she was a woman, a lesbian and Hispanic. Her life isn’t going well and Renee has resorted to drinking. Remember Harley’s reaction when Montoya showed up to the final battle drunk? It’s a good thing she sobered up fast, because she fought like a badass.</p><p>During the ending montage, we see Montoya take a sip from her flask as she quits her job. The movie ends without a resolution to Montoya’s struggle with alcoholism, and that’s okay. Alcoholism is a serious problem that can take years to solve, and it doesn’t just go away after two hours. Defeating Black Mask and standing up to her superiors doesn’t mean all of Montoya’s problems are over, and that’s one reason why her story stuck with me.</p><p>It was so important to me that the Birds of Prey movie got Montoya right because of her legacy in both comics and animation. Like her co-star Harley Quinn, Montoya also got her start on <em><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/tv/batman-the-animated-series-1992-1995" target="_blank">Batman: The Animated Series,</a></em> but with an interesting twist. DC’s publishing team learned about the young Latina police officer that would be featured in the cartoon and they loved the idea, so DC decided to add Renee Montoya to their comic continuity. Animation takes a long time to produce, which meant that even though Renee began in animation, Bat-Fans first met Montoya in the pages of <em><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Batman-1940-2011-475/digital-comic/T0037604755001" target="_blank">Batman #475</a> </em>months before she made her <em>Batman: The Animated Series</em> debut in the episode “Pretty Poison.”</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/02-FEB/Batman475_5e4c558fd874f6.86120370.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 865px;" /></p><p>On the series, Montoya played the straight person while her partner Harvey Bullock was the buffoon, resulting in some great comedic moments. While Montoya wasn’t featured as heavily as other female characters like Batgirl or Catwoman, she was a great example of a strong character, and her contribution to <em>Batman: The Animated Series</em> is often underrated and overlooked. Watch her in the episode “Harley and Ivy” where she takes down Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, something that even Batman and the Joker couldn’t do. Pay close attention to her during the episode “Holiday Knights.” Montoya comes off as brave, assertive and creative. She may have been a minor character on the show, but she was fleshed out into a fully realized person.</p><p>Most of Montoya’s best comic book moments come from a series called <em><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Gotham-Central/comics-series/3035" target="_blank">Gotham Central.</a></em> Readers, I am not exaggerating when I say that <em>Gotham Central</em> is one of the greatest comic series ever produced. It won numerous awards, including an Eisner for Best Serialized Story, and was a heavy inspiration for the television show <em>Gotham </em>(at least the first, earliest?season). <em>Gotham Central, </em>written by Greg Rucka and Ed Brubaker and drawn by an art team that included Michael Lark and Stefano Gaudiano, is a gritty look at life in the Gotham City Police Department. It focuses on how the officers of the GCPD solve crimes and deal with government bureaucracy without Batman.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/02-FEB/GothamCentralcov_5e4c569c609365.45100145.jpg" style="width: 701px; height: 1079px;" /></p><p>During the series, readers learned that Montoya was a lesbian, and unfortunately, she wasn’t outed on her own terms.? Two-Face had fallen in love with Montoya and thought she would return his affections if she had nowhere else to go. Two-Face attempted to destroy Renee’s life by outing her, and he succeeded. Photographs of Renee with her girlfriend Daria were posted around the GCPD, humiliating her. Renee’s religious family did not accept her sexuality, which deeply wounded her. Like I said folks, sh*t got real over in <em>Gotham Central</em>. Like her movie counterpart, Renee didn’t always get a happy ending.</p><p>After <em>Gotham Central</em> ended and Renee quit the GCPD, her story continued in the maxi-series <em><a href="https://www.readdc.com/52/comics-series/157" target="_blank">52,</a></em> where she was trained by Vic Sage and took on the mantle of the Question. The series is also notable for introducing an old flame of Renee’s named Kate Kane. Yes, THAT Kate Kane. As Renee was becoming the Question, her ex-girlfriend Kate became Batwoman. The two have occasionally partnered as vigilantes and are currently giving their relationship another shot.</p><p>We’ll see if it works out because after a whole lot of drama, Renee Montoya deserves a little happiness. For now, though, I’m calling Rosie Perez’s performance as her a big win. It’s been a long journey for this Bird with a badge, and I can’t wait to see where she goes next.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/02-FEB/MontoyaSolo_5e4c56b483f465.47867400.jpg" style="width: 702px; height: 811px;" /></p><p><br /><em style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;"><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/movies/birds-of-prey" target="_blank">Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)</a>?is now in theaters.?<a href="https://www.birdsofpreymovie.com/?tickets" target="_blank">Click here to get tickets!</a></em></p><p style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;"><span style="font-style: italic; letter-spacing: 0.39px;">Joshua Lapin-Bertone writes about TV, movies and comics for DCComics.com and DCUniverse.com, is a regular contributor to the Couch Club and writes our monthly Batman column, "Gotham Gazette." 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content="Bird with a Badge: Meet Renee Montoya" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Wed, 19 Feb 2020 20:00:00 +0000 Joshua Lapin-Bertone 450676 at http://www.geatzs.com http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2020/02/19/bird-with-a-badge-meet-renee-montoya#comments Birds of Prey's Black Mask is Even Crazier and Scarier in the Comics http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2020/02/10/birds-of-preys-black-mask-is-even-crazier-and-scarier-in-the-comics <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Birds of Prey&#039;s Black Mask is Even Crazier and Scarier in the Comics</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Joshua Lapin-Bertone</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Monday, February 10, 2020 - 12:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>Have you all seen <em><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/movies/birds-of-prey" target="_blank">Birds of Prey</a> </em>yet? How many of you have already seen it twice? I have so many thoughts about so many characters and moments, including the psychotic Black Mask. Of course, depending on how familiar you are with the character, one of your thoughts may be, “I wonder how close Black Mask was to the comics?”</p><p>Well, dear readers, it was pretty darn close! Certain liberties are usually taken when it comes to adapting villains in comic book movies, and while there were certainly some taken here, Ewan McGregor does a pretty good job bringing the classic Gotham City crime boss to life.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/02-FEB/rev-1-BOP-10342r_High_Res_JPEG_5e3e12871975f2.79550407.jpeg" style="width: 900px; height: 547px;" /></p><p>During the movie, it’s stated that Roman Sionis (Black Mask’s real name) has been kicked out of his family’s company, Janus Corp. How badly do you have to screw up to get kicked out of your own family’s business? Especially when that business is cosmetics.</p><p>Yep, cosmetics! Roman first appeared in <em><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Batman-1940-2011-386/digital-comic/T0037603865001" target="_blank">Batman #386,</a></em> where Roman sunk the family empire by pushing two revolutionary cosmetic products that ultimately wound up being horrible ideas. First, he conceived a face-paint style of makeup, putting all of Janus’s resources behind the product. The problem was that it looked like something a preschooler might’ve come up with in art class and nobody was buying it. Everybody makes mistakes, of course, so Roman moved on to the next idea—waterproof makeup. Wouldn’t it be great to visit Aquaman’s home in Atlantis without worrying about smearing your makeup?</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/02-FEB/IMG-4604_5e3e12ae678652.95939819.jpg" style="width: 800px; height: 730px;" /></p><p>I’m a DC fanboy, not a manufacturing guru, but even I know that you’re supposed to test a product before putting it on the market. Apparently not Roman, though. He rushed the launch of his waterproof makeup without testing and the results were disastrous. Technically, it <em>was</em> waterproof, but it also had this inconvenient tendency to cause the wearer’s skin to become burned and disfigured. Janus Corp had 437 lawsuits within a week, and the company was forced to accept a bailout from Bruce Wayne.</p><p>So, if you head to the theaters to see <em>Birds of Prey</em> again, keep this little backstory in mind when people talk about Roman’s failure at his family business. Are we really going to take cosmetic advice from a man who calls himself Black Mask?</p><p>Speaking of his choice of headgear, Roman’s daddy issues are also straight from the comics. Roman, level-headed epitome of maturity that he is, threw a fit one night when his parents refused to let him date a model, so he burned down their family mansion. A little bit of an overreaction, but this type of drama queen behavior is perfectly in line with Ewan McGregor’s onscreen behavior.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/02-FEB/IMG-4603_5e3e12c1a98d47.73796008.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1057px;" /></p><p>Roman’s parents died in the fire, but he continued to be haunted by their memories. After the cosmetic business went belly up, Roman visited their mausoleum when he was struck with an epiphany—he’ll become a crime boss. And to make sure he was properly respected in a city as hardened as Gotham, he crafted his signature black mask OUT OF PIECES OF HIS FATHER’S COFFIN! You’ll remember in the film that Harley told Roman he had daddy issues. Well, it turns out it’s worse than all of us thought. He’s literally wearing pieces of his father’s coffin on his face! I will never make fun of Batman’s devotion to his parents again.</p><p>Speaking of <em>Batman #386,</em> I want to call attention to a blurb on the cover. “Crazier than the Joker! Deadlier than Ra’s al Ghul!” the cover states. Some of you might be rolling your eyes and writing this off as hyperbole, but Black Mask is one messed up dude. Don’t forget the scene in the movie where he kills that family by cutting off their faces. Or the where he humiliates that woman at his nightclub because she laughed. Trust me, Roman’s depraved and yes, misogynistic mind is capable of far worse.</p><p>Let this be a warning for anyone choosing to read further—what I’m about to describe is gruesome. In Ed Brubaker’s iconic <em>Catwoman </em>run, Roman and Selina were fighting for control of Gotham’s East End neighborhood. Roman wanted to rule it, and Selina wanted to liberate it. Black Mask doesn’t fight fair though, so he kidnapped Selina’s sister Maggie and her husband Brian. In 2003’s <em><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Catwoman-2002-2008-15/digital-comic/T0277600155001" target="_blank">Catwoman #15,</a></em> Roman sadistically tortured them and enjoyed every minute of it. It wasn’t enough to make Maggie suffer physically—Black Mask wanted to break her mind. After killing her husband, Roman removed his eyeballs and forced them down Maggie’s throat.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/02-FEB/IMG-4605_5e3e1532bcd787.68033359.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1041px;" /></p><p>That’s horrific, but Roman’s most notoriously evil act happened the following year. That scene in <em>Birds of Prey </em>where Roman has Harley tied up? If you noticed anyone in the theater who seemed particularly uneasy, it might be because they know Black Mask’s comic book history. During a Batman crossover event called <a href="https://www.readdc.com/Batman-War-Games-Book-One/digital-comic/T1437900018301" target="_blank">“War Games,”</a> Black Mask fought, defeated and chained up Stephanie Brown, after which he proceeded to torture her horrifically for what felt like ages before releasing her to die in Leslie Thomkins’ clinic. It was a shocking, totally unexpected moment, and while we learned later that Stephanie actually faked her death, Ronan is still known as the villain who murdered Spoiler.</p><p>You see, it’s not just that Black Mask kills people. Lots of villains do that. He very frequently tortures them before he does. He’s as sadistic as he is flamboyant, making him one of the most unnerving and unpredictable villains in Gotham.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/02-FEB/rev-1-BOP-01125r_High_Res_JPEG_5e3e1361a98ef1.03559737.jpeg" style="width: 900px; height: 522px;" /></p><p>If you’ve made it this far, I want to apologize for ruining your appetite. Harley Quinn might be a bit looney, but she’s a regular Girl Scout compared to Black Mask. In many ways McGregor’s Black Mask was a spot-on adaptation of the rich spoiled brat from the comics, right down to the chilling mask. If you head back to the theater to see <em>Birds of Prey </em>again, keep that in mind. And maybe double check who manufactures your makeup.<br />?</p><p><em style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;"><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/movies/birds-of-prey" target="_blank">Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)</a>?is now in theaters.?<a href="https://www.birdsofpreymovie.com/?tickets" target="_blank">Click here to get tickets!</a></em></p><p><span style="font-style: italic; letter-spacing: 0.39px;">Joshua Lapin-Bertone writes about TV, movies and comics for DCComics.com and DCUniverse.com, is a regular contributor to the Couch Club and writes our monthly Batman column, "Gotham Gazette." Follow him on Twitter at?</span><a href="https://twitter.com/TBUJosh" style="font-style: italic; letter-spacing: 0.39px;" target="_blank">@TBUJosh.</a></p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/birds-of-prey" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">birds of prey</a>, <a href="/tags/birds-of-prey-and-the-fantabulous-emancipation-of-one-harley-quinn" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">birds of prey and the fantabulous emancipation of one harley quinn</a>, <a href="/tags/birds-of-prey-movie" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">birds of prey movie</a>, <a href="/tags/harley-quinn" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">harley quinn</a>, <a href="/tags/margot-robbie" typeof="skos:Concept" 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class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Birds of Prey&#039;s Black Mask is Even Crazier and Scarier in the Comics" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Mon, 10 Feb 2020 20:00:00 +0000 Joshua Lapin-Bertone 450545 at http://www.geatzs.com http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2020/02/10/birds-of-preys-black-mask-is-even-crazier-and-scarier-in-the-comics#comments Getting to Know Helena Bertinelli's Huntress http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2020/02/07/getting-to-know-helena-bertinellis-huntress <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Getting to Know Helena Bertinelli&#039;s Huntress</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Rosie Knight</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Friday, February 7, 2020 - 12:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>Have you heard the story of the hero, orphaned as a young child when their parents were brutally murdered, who eventually became Gotham's avenger? If your mind went straight to Bruce Wayne and Batman, that's not a shock, but the masked vigilante we were referencing was in fact Helena Rosa Bertinelli, otherwise known as Huntress.</p><p>While Huntress isn’t exactly an unknown character, it’s a fair bet that she’s going to become a lot more popular after her scene-stealing turn in <em><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/movies/birds-of-prey" target="_blank">Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).</a> </em>Played to perfection by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, the movie’s Helena is short on words, intimidating in action and has something of a brand-identity problem (if you’ve seen it, you know what we’re talking about). So, if you find yourself curious and wanting to know more about the Crossbow Ki—we mean Huntress, then you’re in the right place.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/02-FEB/Huntress1_5e3cd8aa86a389.69909753.jpg" style="width: 702px; height: 1079px;" /></p><p>Created by Joey Cavalieri and Joe Staton, Helena Bertinelli was first introduced in 1989's <em><a href="https://www.readdc.com/The-Huntress-1989-1990-1/digital-comic/T0004900015001" target="_blank">The Huntress #1,</a></em> which is slightly ironic as she was actually the third DC character to take on the mantle. Artist Stanton already had a connection to the lore of Huntress as he was the co-creator of the Helena Wayne version of the character alongside Paul Levitz, Joe Orlando and Bob Layton. While that version of the Huntress was the daughter of Batman and Catwoman, after the universe-streamlining events of <em><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Crisis-on-Infinite-Earths/digital-comic/T0266400018301" target="_blank">Crisis on Infinite Earths,</a></em> Helena Bertinelli was introduced without any connection to the Caped Crusader at all.</p><p>Though the grim streets of Gotham are mostly known for their weird, wonderful and often wacky inhabitants, Helena Bertinelli reflects a vital yet sometimes underserved part of Bat-lore. Gotham's organized crime syndicates have long been one of the most of the city's biggest and most insidious threats. While the Joker spreads fear via mass murder and mayhem, the mob destabilizes the city through dodgy deals, assassinations and wonton power grabs. But on one fateful day they messed with the wrong family and created a threat almost as big as themselves.</p><p>In the pages of <em>The Huntress #1,</em> readers discovered a despondent young girl who was the daughter of one of Gotham's most powerful organized crime families. The post-<em>Watchmen</em> comics landscape led to many creators exploring darker and more brutal stories, and Helena's was no different as when she was a child, she was kidnapped by an opposing mob boss, tortured and horrifically sexually assaulted all while she was only six years old. Years later, Helena would take on the mantle of Huntress after seeing her family killed in a mob assassination. Though her origin would change throughout her comic book career, the loss of her family would always be the driving force behind her transformation into the hero known as the Huntress.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/02-FEB/HuntressBatgirl2_5e3cdb31b45811.06449805.jpg" style="width: 701px; height: 1079px;" /></p><p>The so-called New Earth version of Helena Bertinelli established the hallmarks of the character which would define her for decades. A highly trained assassin driven by revenge, an empathetic young woman traumatized by loss, and eventually a hero who turned her back on her gruesome past to become a force for good in Gotham. She even had a short-lived stint as Batgirl during the <a href="https://www.readdc.com/Batman-No-Mans-Land/comics-series/6412" target="_blank">No Man's Land crossover event,</a> but after failing to protect Gotham against a battalion of Batman's most famous villains, she retired from the Bat-Family and took back her own title of Huntress once again.</p><p>That wouldn't be the last time that Huntress teamed up with some of the city's biggest heroes, though. In fact, her eventual crime fighting collaboration with Barbara Gordon and Black Canary would make Helena Bertinelli's Huntress one of the most well-known heroes in the DC Universe (well, to comic readers, at least). As one of the core members of the iconic female superteam, the Birds of Prey, Helena became part a found family with Oracle taking Huntress and Canary under her proverbial wing. But Barbara's desperation to control and "fix" Helena led to conflict which would see Helena leave the team before confronting Babs and later rejoining as a fully-fledged and trusted member.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/02-FEB/HuntressBirds1_5e3cdbfaa2d301.26756144.jpg" style="width: 701px; height: 1080px;" /></p><p>In 2014, after <em><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Flashpoint/digital-comic/T1051000018301" target="_blank">Flashpoint</a> </em>and The New 52 took Helena out of action for a few years, the hero’s path would change for good as she embarked on a new, unexpected career that would put her in the path of one of Gotham's most beloved sons. Just like Helena’s 1989 debut had thrown Gotham into a noir-inspired world of grim gangsters, Tim Seeley and Tom King's <em><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Grayson-2014-2016/comics-series/21248" target="_blank">Grayson</a></em> introduced readers to a slick spy-thriller centered around the mysterious agency, SPYRAL. Playing a key role in this complete shakedown of the status quo, Helena was no longer a masked vigilante and was instead one of Dick Grayson’s partners within the espionage organization, hiding from both her mob family and the crime fighting authorities of the world.</p><p>During her time at SPYRAL, Helena would strike up a still-referenced romance with Grayson and end up leading the agency after a series of betrayals and disasters that left the organization in dire straits. But after discovering the truth about her time with SPYRAL and helping Grayson defeat the puppetmaster behind it all, the heroine would put on the domino mask once again, reuniting with her former teammates in <a href="https://www.readdc.com/Batgirl-and-the-Birds-of-Prey-2016-2018/comics-series/72400" target="_blank"><em>Batgirl and the Birds of Prey</em>.</a> This time, though, Babs was back working under her most famous mantle and the team was back protecting the city that had made them all heroes.</p><p>That more or less brings us to where we are now, at least as far as the comics are concerned. Helena <em>has </em>had a pretty great life outside of them, though. She appeared in several episodes of both <em><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/tv/justice-league-unlimited-2004-2006" target="_blank">Justice League Unlimited</a> </em>and <em><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/tv/batman-the-brave-and-the-bold-2008-present" target="_blank">Batman: The Brave and the Bold,</a> </em>including a Birds of Prey-influenced episode written by legendary Birds writer Gail Simone. And it’s not just been animation. Although we're about to see Helena make her big screen debut, Bertinelli's Huntress was previously brought to life by Jessica De Gouw in The CW's sprawling Arrowverse, while her Earth-2 counterpart, Helena Wayne (played by Ashley Scott), was the leader of the network's short lived <em><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/tv/birds-of-prey-2002-2003" target="_blank">Birds of Prey</a></em> TV series.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/02-FEB/HuntressBOP_5e3cdb97a5de45.97354240.jpg" style="letter-spacing: 0.39px; width: 900px; height: 598px;" /></p><p><em>Birds of Prey</em> may offer the most true-to-the-comics version we’ve seen yet, however, complete with her brutal mob-world origin. We’ll have to see what future this version of the character may have beyond the Cathy Yan-directed movie. But whether Winstead’s take lives on or not—and we certainly hope it does, hopefully with the rest of the Birds along for the ride—there are plenty of other places to delve into the twisted psyche of one of Gotham's most brutal and brilliant heroes.<br />?</p><p style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;"><em><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/movies/birds-of-prey" target="_blank">Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)</a>?is now in theaters.?<a href="https://www.birdsofpreymovie.com/?tickets" target="_blank">Click here to get tickets!</a></em></p><p style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;"><em style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">Rosie Knight writes about comics, movies and TV for DCComics.com and DCUniverse.com. For more from her, <a href="http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2020/02/06/birds-of-prey-and-dcs-radical-tradition-of-girl-gangs" target="_blank">check out her article on DC's history of girl gangs and female super teams</a>?and b<span style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">e sure to f</span>ollow her on Twitter at?<a href="https://twitter.com/RosieMarx" target="_blank">@RosieMarx</a><a href="http://twitter.com/RosieMarx" target="_blank">.</a></em></p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/birds-of-prey" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">birds of prey</a>, <a href="/tags/birds-of-prey-and-the-fantabulous-emancipation-of-one-harley-quinn" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">birds of prey and the fantabulous emancipation of one harley quinn</a>, <a href="/tags/birds-of-prey-movie" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">birds of prey movie</a>, <a href="/tags/harley-quinn" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">harley quinn</a>, <a href="/tags/margot-robbie" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">margot robbie</a>, <a href="/tags/jurnee-smollett-bell" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">jurnee smollett-bell</a>, <a href="/tags/mary-elizabeth-winstead" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">mary elizabeth winstead</a>, <a href="/tags/rosie-perez" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">rosie perez</a>, <a href="/tags/black-canary" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">black canary</a>, <a href="/tags/huntress" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">huntress</a>, <a href="/tags/helena-bertinelli" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Helena Bertinelli</a>, <a href="/tags/huntress-101" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">huntress 101</a>, <a href="/tags/who-is-huntress" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">who is huntress?</a>, <a href="/tags/birds-of-prey-huntress" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">birds of prey huntress</a>, <a href="/tags/huntress-comics" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">huntress comics</a>, <a href="/tags/huntress-history" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">huntress history</a>, <a href="/tags/huntress-character" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">huntress character</a>, <a href="/tags/helena-wayne" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">helena wayne</a>, <a href="/tags/earth-prime-huntress" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">earth prime huntress</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-films" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc films</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-movies" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc movies</a>, <a href="/tags/dceu" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dceu</a>, <a href="/tags/warner-bros" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">warner bros.</a>, <a href="/tags/rosie-knight" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">rosie knight</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2020/02/07/getting-to-know-helena-bertinellis-huntress" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Getting to Know Helena Bertinelli&#039;s Huntress" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Fri, 07 Feb 2020 20:00:00 +0000 Rosie Knight 450535 at http://www.geatzs.com http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2020/02/07/getting-to-know-helena-bertinellis-huntress#comments Birds of Prey and DC's Radical Tradition of Girl Gangs http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2020/02/06/birds-of-prey-and-dcs-radical-tradition-of-girl-gangs <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Birds of Prey and DC&#039;s Radical Tradition of Girl Gangs</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Rosie Knight</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 10:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>The DC Universe has always been filled with brilliant women. From <em><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Sensation-Comics-1942-1952-1/digital-comic/T0889500015001" target="_blank">Sensation Comics #1</a></em> and the introduction of Wonder Woman all the way to Barbara Gordon's Batgirl, the ferocious Amanda Waller and the model-turned-vigilante Vixen. Even the DC rogues gallery has its share of astonishing ladies like Poison Ivy, Catwoman, Harley Quinn and lesser known foes like Livewire, Tarantula and Duela Dent. With such a massive roster of amazing female characters, it's not surprising that girl gangs within the DCU have a pretty storied history.</p><p>With <em><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/movies/birds-of-prey" target="_blank">Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)</a></em><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/movies/birds-of-prey" target="_blank"><em>,</em></a> the cinematic world of DC takes on this established tradition and introduces it to the masses with an all-star cast and the slick directorial eye of Cathy Yan. As DC readers, we've been lucky enough to witness our fair share of badass super ladies teaming up over the years. It looks like the newest entry into the sprawling world of DC superhero movies will build on that legacy with a rad roster of powerful women who pay homage to the heroines who have come before while blazing a trail into the future.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/02-FEB/FemaleFuries_Kirby_5e3b9980f3e7b1.36124161.jpg" style="width: 682px; height: 1029px;" /></p><p>Jack Kirby is one of comics' most iconic creators and in 1972 he crafted one of the most powerful super-teams of all time in the Female Furies. The cosmically powered New Gods warriors were trained by the notorious Granny Goodness to serve none other than Darkseid himself. Outwardly some of the most overpowered super-villains in the DC Universe, the Furies’ four-decade plus journey has paved the way for future complex (anti)heroines like Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy to go from villainous foe to strong, brilliant and occasionally heroic characters in their own right.</p><p>Over twenty years after the Furies’ debut, Chuck Dixon and Jordan B. Gorfinkel introduced a much less villainous successor with a new take on some classic heroines. Under the leadership of Barbara Gordon, who at the time was confined to a wheelchair and working as Oracle, <em><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Birds-of-Prey-1999-2009/comics-series/189?ref=Y29taWMvdmlldy9kZXNrdG9wL2JyZWFkY3J1bWJz" target="_blank">Birds of Prey</a></em> teamed the former Batgirl with Black Canary in a Gotham-based collective that would go on to feature an impressive selection of DC's strongest women. Though the team was created by two men, Gail Simone was the first woman to join the creative team and is seen as one of the most influential writers on the series. Simone’s contributions, alongside the contributions of others, helped to capture the hearts and minds of DC readers and creatives, inspiring multiple adaptations including the upcoming film.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/02-FEB/BirdsofPrey_Comic_5e3b99a17d50a9.04158616.jpg" style="width: 702px; height: 1079px;" /></p><p>Of course, many DC fans were wondering why Robbie and co. chose to go with the Birds of Prey for her movie rather than the Gotham City Sirens. After all, the Sirens is the team most directly connected to Harley Quinn in the comics. The answer can be found in the Birds’ often rotating roster. Star Margot Robbie has explained was a decision driven by the flexibility of the ever-changing collection of women who have been a part of the Birds of Prey.</p><p>The actor/producer's desire to introduce new characters to a wider audience meant that we haven't seen the Gotham City Sirens hit the screen yet, but seeing as it's a team that stars some of the most famous DC heroines, we probably won't have to wait too long. Created by Paul Dini and Guillem March, <em><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Gotham-City-Sirens/comics-series/2930" target="_blank">Gotham City Sirens</a></em> saw Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn team up just in time to protect Gotham against the horrifying villain Hush.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/02-FEB/GothamCitySirens_5e3b99bead1915.11947726.jpg" style="width: 702px; height: 1080px;" /></p><p>Putting together the three iconic villainesses and crafting an anti-heroine super team was a radical move that harkened back to the creation of the Female Furies, while also establishing some of the core tenets of the trio that would define them going into the future. The now-beloved relationship between Harley and Ivy was first truly cemented here, while the team also got to face down with other strong female characters like Talia al Ghul and collaborate with some radical DC heroines like Zatanna.</p><p>Sometimes intriguing new female team-ups would build on male-centered ones that came before. Reimagining one of the most famous teams in the universe, 2012's <em><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Worlds-Finest-2012-2015/comics-series/7879" target="_blank">Worlds’ Finest</a></em> replaced Batman with his Earth-2 daughter Huntress and Superman with his alt-universe cousin Power Girl. It was a slick and smart reboot of the beloved DC title which would help seed The CW's World's Finest team of Batwoman and Supergirl.</p><p>Importantly, though, it's not just classic teams that have been reinvented to radicalize the women of DC. In 2015, <em><a href="https://www.readdc.com/DC-Comics-Bombshells-2015-2017/comics-series/50159" target="_blank">Bombshells</a> </em>brought DC Collectibles’ popular line of 1950s-inspired statues to the realm of comics. Though it would have been easy for the tie-in line to be nothing more than a light read to sell statues, writer Marguerite Bennett turned the Bombshells into Nazi-fighting war heroes who were no longer legacy characters but iconic and original heroes in their own right.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/02-FEB/rev-1-BOP-05088r_High_Res_JPEG_5e3b99fd863607.50211902.jpeg" style="width: 900px; height: 598px;" /></p><p>The long tradition of accomplished female-led teams in the DC Universe is indisputable and inspiring. That <em>Birds of Prey</em> incorporates some new additions into the classic cast of characters is simply following in the footsteps of all the comics that came before. We can't wait to see just how the new <em>Birds of Prey</em> adds to the canon of powerful female DC heroes. Who knows? Maybe it’ll serve to inspire the super-powered girl gangs we’ll be seeing on movie screens and comic pages in the future.<br />?</p><p><em><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/movies/birds-of-prey" target="_blank">Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)</a>?is now in theaters. <a href="https://www.birdsofpreymovie.com/?tickets" target="_blank">Click here to get tickets!</a></em></p><p><em style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">Rosie Knight writes about comics, movies and TV for DCComics.com and DCUniverse.com. For more from her,?<a href="http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2019/09/02/batmansuperman-1-reveals-the-dark-knights-biggest-fear" target="_blank">check out her recent breakdown of Batman/Superman #1</a>?and b<span style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">e sure to f</span>ollow her on Twitter at?<a href="https://twitter.com/RosieMarx" target="_blank">@RosieMarx</a><a href="http://twitter.com/RosieMarx" target="_blank">.</a></em></p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/birds-of-prey" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">birds of prey</a>, <a href="/tags/birds-of-prey-and-the-fantabulous-emancipation-of-one-harley-quinn" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">birds of prey and the fantabulous emancipation of one harley quinn</a>, <a href="/tags/birds-of-prey-movie" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">birds of prey movie</a>, <a href="/tags/harley-quinn" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">harley quinn</a>, <a href="/tags/margot-robbie" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">margot robbie</a>, <a href="/tags/jurnee-smollett-bell" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">jurnee smollett-bell</a>, <a href="/tags/mary-elizabeth-winstead" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">mary elizabeth winstead</a>, <a href="/tags/rosie-perez" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">rosie perez</a>, <a href="/tags/black-canary" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">black canary</a>, <a href="/tags/huntress" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">huntress</a>, <a href="/tags/helena-bertinelli" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Helena Bertinelli</a>, <a href="/tags/dinah-lance" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dinah lance</a>, <a href="/tags/renee-montoya" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Renee Montoya</a>, <a href="/tags/cassandra-cain" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Cassandra Cain</a>, <a href="/tags/female-furies" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">female furies</a>, <a href="/tags/jack-kirby" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">jack kirby</a>, <a href="/tags/fourth-world" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">fourth world</a>, <a href="/tags/granny-goodness" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">granny goodness</a>, <a href="/tags/big-barda" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Big Barda</a>, <a href="/tags/batgirl" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batgirl</a>, <a href="/tags/barbara-gordon" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">barbara gordon</a>, <a href="/tags/oracle" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">oracle</a>, <a href="/tags/gotham-city-sirens" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">gotham city sirens</a>, <a href="/tags/poison-ivy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">poison ivy</a>, <a href="/tags/catwoman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">catwoman</a>, <a href="/tags/worlds-finest-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Worlds&#039; Finest</a>, <a href="/tags/power-girl" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">power girl</a>, <a href="/tags/bombshells" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">bombshells</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-comics-bombshells" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS</a>, <a href="/tags/margot-robbie-harley-quinn" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">margot robbie harley quinn</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-films" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc films</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-movies" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc movies</a>, <a href="/tags/dceu" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dceu</a>, <a href="/tags/warner-bros" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">warner bros.</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2020/02/06/birds-of-prey-and-dcs-radical-tradition-of-girl-gangs" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Birds of Prey and DC&#039;s Radical Tradition of Girl Gangs" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Thu, 06 Feb 2020 18:00:00 +0000 Rosie Knight 450527 at http://www.geatzs.com http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2020/02/06/birds-of-prey-and-dcs-radical-tradition-of-girl-gangs#comments Conner and Palmiotti Return with Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2020/02/04/conner-and-palmiotti-return-with-harley-quinn-and-the-birds-of-prey <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Conner and Palmiotti Return with Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Albert Ching</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 10:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti’s time co-writing <em>Harley Quinn </em>together from 2013 to 2018 helped launch the beloved antihero to new levels of popularity and entrenched her as one of DC’s most iconic characters.</p><p>In February, the duo returns to Harley Quinn…and now she’s got the Birds of Prey in tow. Conner is illustrating interiors as well as co-writing the four-issue, mature readers series, which lands in stores on February 12th. In <a href="http://www.geatzs.com/comics/harley-quinn-the-birds-of-prey-2020/harley-quinn-the-birds-of-prey-1" target="_blank"><em>Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey</em>,</a> Harley returns to Gotham City for the first time since breaking up with the Joker—and he’s got every super-villain in town gunning for her, with only the Birds of Prey stepping up to her defense.</p><p>DC Nation talked with Conner and Palmiotti to detail just how far off the rails things will get in <em>Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey</em>, which co-stars several characters who will be familiar to DC movie fans—Black Canary, Huntress, Cassandra Cain and Renee Montoya.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/02-FEB/BOPHFHQ_Cv1_5e389617ec3c99.31011555.jpg" style="width: 750px; height: 960px;" /></p><p><strong>How much is this series a continuation from what you did on your previous <em>Harley Quinn</em> run? How does it feel to be returning to the character??</strong></p><p><strong>Jimmy Palmiotti:</strong> This book is a direct continuation of our last issue on the monthly <em>Harley Quinn</em> series. We pick up with Ivy and Harley having a bit of vacation time on a tropical island and things go sideways from there.</p><p>Amanda and I are having a blast not only revisiting the supporting characters we established in the series, but also raising the stakes for Harley with the addition of the Birds of Prey and the Gotham rogues gallery. We also have a lot of surprise guests we are putting in the books that fans of our work will totally be thrilled to see again.</p><p><strong>On the flipside of that, being that this is a mature readers series, what are you able to do in this book that you weren’t able to before?</strong></p><p><strong>JP</strong>: Well, we are just writing the book the way we see it and taking some things a bit too far, just to test how far we really can go. We did that in the monthly series, and we had a boatload of red flags thrown at us all the time. With Black Label, we are hoping to see less red flags for sure. We will be pushing every envelope we can and see where things land with editorial. Our main goal is just to tell the best story possible and get the readers involved.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/02-FEB/HARLEY-QUINN-AND-THE-BIRDS-OF-PREY-1-6_5e3896568f9521.94327349.jpg" style="width: 750px; height: 959px;" /></p><p><strong>Amanda Conner:</strong> That, and a few swear words. The challenge in the regular series was making up words and phrases that were not actually swear words. Sometimes, when we were on a roll, we made up words and phrases that sounded even worse than their original swear-y counterparts.</p><p><strong>Amanda, it’s super exciting that you’re illustrating this as well as co-writing. What lured you back to drawing interiors, and how much fun has it been?</strong></p><p><strong>AC:</strong> I’ve always loved drawing interiors. I love the storytelling aspect, the pacing, the character actions and reactions. I didn’t get much of a chance to do it on the <em>Harley Quinn</em> series because I’m definitely not the fastest artist out there and with co-writing and cover art duties, there was no way I would be able to keep up with a monthly book. Admittedly, I was extremely envious of Chad (Hardin)?and John (Timms), but at the same time, I was so pleased to have such fantastic artists on a book that we were writing.</p><p>On this miniseries, we’ve built in extra time so that I can get to do the interiors. I’m so happy to be able to do that on this book.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/02-FEB/HARLEY-QUINN-AND-THE-BIRDS-OF-PREY-1-22_5e38966e3fcd63.53669488.jpg" style="width: 750px; height: 959px;" /></p><p><strong>Of course, it’s not just a Harley Quinn series, it’s <em>Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey</em>. What can you share about the dynamics of that ensemble, and how the rest of the team reacts to Harley??</strong></p><p><strong>AC:</strong> Harley pretty much vexes all those around her. Even if you’re a character that just loves her, she will exhaust you. It will be fun to see what kind of trouble she causes for the Birds, but we will also get to see which Bird vexes Harley.</p><p><strong>We’ve also got the Joker and Poison Ivy involved, the two characters most closely associated with Harley. What are you looking forward to exploring in those relationships with this new series??</strong></p><p><strong>AC:</strong> With Harley and the Joker, it’s always fun to watch what kind of friction two exes have with each other...it makes for really fascinating storytelling.</p><p>As far as Harley and Ivy go, well, it’s like I said before...if you’re a character that absolutely loves and adores Harley, she will still exhaust you.<br />?</p><p><em><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/comics/harley-quinn-the-birds-of-prey-2020/harley-quinn-the-birds-of-prey-1" target="_blank">Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #1</a> by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti is on sale Wednesday, February 12</em><em> in print <a href="https://www.readdc.com/Harley-Quinn-the-Birds-of-Prey-2020-1/digital-comic/T2052400015001" target="_blank">and as a digital download.</a></em></p><p></p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/harley-quinn" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">harley quinn</a>, <a href="/tags/harley-quinn-and-the-birds-of-prey" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">harley quinn and the birds of prey</a>, <a href="/tags/harley-quinn-the-birds-of-prey" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">harley quinn &amp; 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?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Arrow Gives its Hero an Ending Fit for a Queen</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tim Beedle</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 12:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>What do you give the man who has given everything?</p><p>That’s the question facing John Diggle, Felicity Smoak and the other men and women in Oliver Queen’s life. But it was also the question facing the writers and producers of <em><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/tv/arrow-2012-2020" target="_blank">Arrow,</a> </em>the long-running TV series that spawned an entire small screen universe and that takes its final bow tonight in a heartfelt hour-long episode titled “Fadeout.”</p><p>“It was really important to me and Marc to honor all of our characters in this,” shares Executive Producer and series showrunner Beth Schwartz, who co-wrote the episode with Consulting Producer Marc Guggenheim. “We spent a lot of time in the room brainstorming endings for all our characters, whether they were series regulars in season eight or they were series regulars in season one. We really wanted to give everyone a satisfying ending, so that you could envision what their lives would be like after the show was over.”</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/01-JAN/source-15472521e080529abd7345789cd50c5a72c7dbd2master_5e308a90eede30.13196842.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 662px;" /></p><p>There was also the little problem of Oliver Queen, the series’ central character, being dead. As viewers know, Green Arrow sacrificed himself to save the Multiverse during the recent “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover. Balance that with also connecting to last week’s futuristic backdoor pilot episode and wanting to make sure the finale was a fitting sendoff that would please fans and the show’s creative team had their work cut out for them.</p><p>“I didn't know exactly where we were going,” reveals actor David Ramsey, who has played John Diggle in the series going back to the show’s premiere. “There are a lot of challenges. I mean, how do you bring your protagonist back who has been dead for two episodes? Right? We were all thinking that in the cast too—what happens in this finale?”</p><p>The solution was to rely on something the show has used extensively throughout its run—flashbacks—but to go about them a different way. Without spoiling anything, these flashbacks cut to the very heart of who Oliver was as a hero and what <em>Arrow, </em>at its core, is really about.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/01-JAN/source-1547250987782a718aa04c42834e53f44ea474dfmaster_5e308ad036e8c5.47741902.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 632px;" /></p><p>“We always knew that we wanted Stephen in the finale,” explains Guggenheim. “The obvious solution to that seemed to be to do a flashback story which also would honor the flashback convention that's been so important to the show, particularly in its first five years. It seems to make sense since in a series finale, you're really looking backwards.”</p><p>That includes plenty of emotional, affecting visits by many of <em>Arrow’s </em>current and former cast members. It turns out that after spending, in some cases, years as part of a cast that occasionally bleeds over into other popular DC shows, quite a few actors and crew members were there for the last day of shooting to say goodbye, including some that weren’t even scheduled to work that day.</p><p>“The whole day, it was a celebration, but also just surreal,” Ramsey recalls. “Obviously, this was ending and some people were sad. There a lot of tears. But also, there was an expectation that we're doing something. Just to have the opportunity to go out the way you want to go out. I think that was doing something to us too. I think we felt like we had some control over what we said and how we said it. So, there were a lot of emotions that day.”</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/01-JAN/source-15472491e29fc8f9efa14b94ba582500e40d481bmaster_5e308b074faaf4.56201807.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 600px;" /></p><p>“Saying goodbye was really hard,” admits Juliana Harkavy, who plays Dinah Drake on the series and in the finale. “It’s saying goodbye to your family. It felt sort of like when you leave for college. It’s surreal. We will always have each other—sometimes, you know, you say that and then you never see each other again. But genuinely, we stay connected and we are a family. It was bittersweet, but we know that we have each other forever. We know that we created something incredible, but also, life is different now and things are not going to be the same.”</p><p>Among other things, “Fadeout” includes Oliver Queen’s funeral, which has all of the emotional impact that you might expect. One unexpected guest who’s already been revealed is Ollie’s grown daughter. Mia Smoak makes one last visit to the past, care of Sara Lance and the Waverider. Only this time, it’ll allow her to interact with her other parent—Emily Bett Rickards’ Felicity Smoak, who also returns for the episode.</p><p>“There's a lot of wish fulfillment,” Schwartz shares. “I'm a new parent and seeing your child as their adult self is really crazy and also amazing when you're proud of who she became as a woman. Mia’s also honoring her father's legacy. It’s obviously not under great circumstances because they're at Oliver's funeral, but I think it’s a very meaningful moment in their lives.”</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/01-JAN/source-154725230481071178234422a95dedd009f8b588master_5e308b26e4b914.42441300.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1057px;" /></p><p>“I was so, so happy to see what the finale episode was because it’s really beautiful and emotional,” says Kat McNamara, who plays Mia. “We get to go back and tie up all the loose ends that we can and revisit so many of those nostalgic moments and relationships. Shooting it was really lovely. We got to see people come out of the woodwork and go above and beyond to give <em>Arrow </em>the send-off it deserves and to really honor this legacy that Stephen and the entire team have built. You can tell how much it means to everyone, and I think that will show onscreen as well.”</p><p>If the idea of a funeral-based episode has you worried that you’re in for an hour of heaviness and emotion, however, nothing could be farther from the truth. While there are moments that may tug your heartstrings, the <em>Arrow </em>series finale also includes one final mission that the team undertakes together, along with arguably the show’s best action sequence since last season’s prison breakout. (It’s a real standout.) However, the final note is a happy one, despite all of the sadness, and it’s one that Guggenheim and Schwartz have had in mind for a while.</p><p>“I meditate every morning,” shares Guggenheim. “And this one morning, I came out of the meditation with the entire scene in my head, like literally word for word. And I quickly opened up my laptop, and I’m like, ‘I gotta get this down!!’ It just felt so right. I very excitedly texted Beth and was like, ‘I wrote the final scene, and I gotta send it to you!’”</p><p>“We didn't even think of another ending,” admits Schwartz. “We didn't have a backup plan at all.”</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/01-JAN/source-15472517d16113dfb78742bca6b96bcfb5226d43master_5e308b5ed48ee5.87040460.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 600px;" /></p><p>While <em>Arrow </em>is ending, the universe it helped spawn remains strong—and after the events of “Crisis,” is more cohesive than ever before. While tonight’s series finale feels like one important chapter is ending, to borrow a line from the episode, “the mission doesn’t end.” It certainly won’t for fans of the Arrowverse…and it might not for some of the <em>Arrow </em>actors either. After all, there’s always a chance they might show up on one of <em>Arrow’s </em>sister shows.</p><p>“Just being on a show where you have this network with <em>The Flash,</em> <em>Legends</em>, <em>Batwoman</em> and all these tentacles,” ponders Ramsey. “It's strange because it feels as if it’s over. But you’re also kind of like, ‘Look at all my children. Look at this world we created.’ So, it's over, but then again, it’s not over. I'm used to, as an actor, you do a show and you're done, and you move on to the next. There's that, but there's also this legacy that we've created that feels really special.”</p><p>Sounds like a pretty good tribute to the man who started it all…and sacrificed it all.<br />?</p><p><i style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">"Fadeout" airs tonight on Arrow at 9?p.m. (8?p.m. CST) on The CW.?<a href="http://www.geatzs.com/tv/arrow-2012-2020" target="_blank">Be sure to visit our official Arrow page</a>?for more news, features and articles on the world of Star City.</i></p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/arrow" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">arrow</a>, <a href="/tags/arrow-finale" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">arrow finale</a>, <a href="/tags/arrow-series-finale" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">arrow series 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arrow interview</a>, <a href="/tags/john-diggle" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">john diggle</a>, <a href="/tags/diggle" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">diggle</a>, <a href="/tags/juliana-harkavy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">juliana harkavy</a>, <a href="/tags/black-canary" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">black canary</a>, <a href="/tags/dinah-drake" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dinah drake</a>, <a href="/tags/kat-mcnamara" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">kat mcnamara</a>, <a href="/tags/mia-smoak" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">mia smoak</a>, <a href="/tags/dctv-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dctv</a>, <a href="/tags/dctv" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">#dctv</a>, <a href="/tags/arrowverse" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">arrowverse</a>, <a href="/tags/the-cw" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">the cw</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2020/01/28/arrow-gives-its-hero-an-ending-fit-for-a-queen" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Arrow Gives its Hero an Ending Fit for a Queen" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:00:00 +0000 Tim Beedle 450462 at http://www.geatzs.com http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2020/01/28/arrow-gives-its-hero-an-ending-fit-for-a-queen#comments "Green Arrow & the Canaries" Looks Towards the Future http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2020/01/21/green-arrow-the-canaries-looks-towards-the-future <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>&quot;Green Arrow &amp; the Canaries&quot; Looks Towards the Future</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tim Beedle</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 12:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>Superheroes, like the rest of us, never really die. They live on in the people they leave behind. Heroes like Oliver Queen return every time they’re remembered fondly, a lesson they imparted is taken to heart, or an ideal they championed is fought for. They pave the way for the next generation, which will pick up?the standard that they established and see that it prospers and grows. While it’s okay to grieve and mourn the passing of your favorite superhero, always remember that their legacy lives on.</p><p><em><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/tv/arrow-2012-present" target="_blank">Arrow’s</a> </em>final season ends next week, and while Ollie’s story may be reaching its conclusion, the world he shaped and sacrificed for lives on—and no one embodies that more than Mia Smoak. Ollie’s wayward daughter we were introduced to last season, Mia has had a remarkable journey that included meeting and fighting alongside her father in the leadup to the Crisis that ultimately cost him his life.</p><p>Perhaps the most astonishing thing of all is that journey is just beginning. Tonight’s penultimate episode of <em>Arrow, </em>“Green Arrow &amp; the Canaries,” is a Mia Smoak-centered hour that reveals what her life is like after the hard reset that took place at the end of “Crisis on Infinite Earths.”</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/01-JAN/source-15435142d766863dc007487fbe3af49929d9bfa0master_5e27517dd44449.07583447.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 601px;" /></p><p>“This sets up the new future—the new 2040,” explains Kat McNamara, who plays Mia. “Mia’s grown up in a perfect Star City, in a place where she got to grow up with her mother and brother. She’s had every opportunity at her fingertips and has never known any sorrow or sadness other than the fact that her father was never a part of her life. She’s very smart, cunning and has the same wry sense of humor that we know and love, but she doesn’t necessarily have a passion or spark, or anything that really lights that fire in her because given the information that we have, we know what that fire is for Mia.”</p><p>That spark comes by way of two familiar faces—Dinah Drake and Laurel Lance—who show up to investigate a kidnapping that has ties to Mia. Of course, both Dinah and Laurel are dealing with the Arrowverse’s strange new world as well.</p><p>“Dinah is in a place where she doesn’t understand why she’s there, but she’s settled into it,” explains Juliana Harkavy, who’s held the role of <em>Arrow’s </em>Black Canary since season five. “She’s trying to make sense of this new world that’s been created. In a lot of ways, she’s brand new herself. She’s just discovering herself.”</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/01-JAN/source-154351435c34916de84443e497e8678e2f60a119master_5e2751b40a77a3.89584813.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 601px;" /></p><p>It’s not much of a spoiler to say that the reacquaintance of these three remarkable women ultimately leads to Mia embracing her destiny as Oliver’s daughter and taking up the mantle of Green Arrow—it’s right there in the episode title. But this is a very different Green Arrow than we’ve seen before, and it’s not just because there’s now a young woman behind the mask. Mia’s previous life as a vigilante has been erased from her memory at the start of the episode, leaving behind a hero with a much different set of skills.</p><p>“She has social skills,” shares McNamara. “She has social graces. She interacts with people and she has this joy that we have never really seen before.”</p><p>That certainly has an impact on her approach to becoming the new Green Arrow.</p><p>“What Mia brings with her—at least, the old Mia—is a very cutting sense of being a survivor,” McNamara explains. “She’s had to go through so much and survive so much that she’s never had the same compassion that Oliver has for a lot of what she does. But now that we have this new version of Mia, she <em>does</em> have that compassion. She has these social skills and social graces that really do inform her character in a new way. It’s a very interesting interplay in the way that things are done.”</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/01-JAN/source-154351393c87ccf4b0c849abb8f49073b34c5b02master_5e275242b4ec14.39423966.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1050px;" /></p><p>Of course, that new way might create some problems for the people not accustomed to it—like Laurel and Dinah.</p><p>“It’s complicated!” Harkavy says with a laugh. “We’re all figuring each other out while figuring ourselves out. We’re coming from a very different place in our lives and a very different perspective.”</p><p>“At this point, things between them are contentious at best,” adds McNamara. “Just given that Mia has grown up with a life that she views as pretty perfect, and then these women show up and throw a monkey wrench into everything. All of her relationships, everything she knows and loves is suddenly upturned. Mia and Laurel and Mia and Dinah have had their differences in the past, and that’s definitely true now as well.”</p><p>While Oliver Queen has had a few different proteges over the years, both in the comics and on the show, it’s been clear that Mia would be the one to follow in his footsteps ever since they introduced her in a series of flash-forwards (which tonight’s episode pays off in a big way). That was cemented in “Crisis on Infinite Earths” when Ollie had a special Green Arrow suit commissioned for his time-displaced daughter. Whatever thoughts fans may have on this unique-to-the-show character, they should know that Mia certainly takes the mantle with the utmost respect.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/01-JAN/source-1543513810518ba5284f47a1bc245868a6e7c670master_5e2752d70e9a19.31234757.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 600px;" /></p><p>“Given that she got to witness firsthand how her father was a hero, she’s doing everything she can to honor that, follow in his footsteps and do him proud,” says McNamara. “At this point, she doesn’t feel prepared, ready or even worthy to take on his mantle. Despite all the past conflict with her father, she really does respect the hero that he became and the legacy that he built. She views him as a hero.”</p><p>Harkavy certainly thinks Mia is ready. “Mia is a direct connection to Oliver, to the Green Arrow, to the legacy,” she explains. “She’s the root. It wouldn’t make sense for anybody else because in a way it’s the same character, but it’s also completely different. I believe Mia is the perfect hero for this story.”</p><p>That story, hopefully, isn’t going to end very soon. <em>Arrow’s </em>cast and producers have made it pretty clear that “Green Arrow &amp; the Canaries” is meant to serve as a springboard for a possible spinoff series. However, with a total of six Arrowverse shows now, landing on the exact shape of the potential new series took some time.</p><p>“I learned about this episode at some point during season 8 of <em>Arrow,</em>” shares McNamara. “I was told that one of the episodes would be a pilot, but they didn’t really have the concept down yet. It went through many different iterations, but it was a really lovely collaborative process with Marc (Guggenheim), Beth (Schwartz) and the whole <em>Arrow </em>team. Given that we had to shoot this between the crossover and the series finale of <em>Arrow, </em>I give so much credit to the entire <em>Arrow </em>team—the creatives, the writers, our crew, who are impeccable.”</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/01-JAN/source-1543513539484147ae12458a8f98de4cceb4ef18master_5e275464be5918.79195827.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 600px;" /></p><p>One thing McNamara will certainly get a lot of training in, should the spinoff move forward, is archery. Stephen Amell claims to be a pretty solid archer. McNamara, on the other hand, feels like she’s halfway there. Literally.</p><p>“The way we do things on the show is we never fire live arrows,” she explains. “A bow is such a long-distance weapon that if you have a camera six feet away from you, it’s not safe to be nocking a real arrow for anyone involved. All of the arrows are actually CGI. We dry-fire the bow, which is awful for it, but it’s the safest way to do things. So, my form in drawing the bow is amazing. We have an incredible archery coach on the show who kicks my butt every time and whips me into shape. That part of archery I know a lot about, but I’m really not sure what my aim is like.”</p><p>With any luck, she’ll have many more years behind the mask to find out.</p><p><br /><i>"Green Arrow &amp; the Canaries" airs tonight on Arrow at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. CST) on The CW. <a href="http://www.geatzs.com/tv/arrow-2012-present" target="_blank">Be sure to visit our official Arrow page</a> for more news, features and articles on the world of Star City.</i></p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/arrow" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">arrow</a>, <a href="/tags/green-arrow-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Green Arrow</a>, <a href="/tags/arrow-spinoff" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">arrow spinoff</a>, <a href="/tags/green-arrow-spinoff" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">green arrow spinoff</a>, <a href="/tags/green-arrow-the-canaries" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">green arrow &amp; the canaries</a>, <a href="/tags/mia-smoak" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">mia smoak</a>, <a href="/tags/kat-mcnamara" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">kat mcnamara</a>, <a href="/tags/dinah-drake" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dinah drake</a>, <a href="/tags/black-canary" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">black canary</a>, <a href="/tags/juliana-harkavy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">juliana harkavy</a>, <a href="/tags/laurel-lance" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">laurel lance</a>, <a href="/tags/black-siren" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">black siren</a>, <a href="/tags/katie-cassidy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">katie cassidy</a>, <a href="/tags/kat-mcnamara-interview" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">kat mcnamara interview</a>, <a href="/tags/kat-mcnamara-arrow-interview" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">kat mcnamara arrow interview</a>, <a href="/tags/kat-mcnamara-arrow-spinoff" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">kat mcnamara arrow spinoff</a>, <a href="/tags/juliana-harkavy-interview" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">juliana harkavy interview</a>, <a href="/tags/juliana-harkavy-arrow-interview" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">juliana harkavy arrow interview</a>, <a href="/tags/arrow-backdoor-pilot" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">arrow backdoor pilot</a>, <a href="/tags/arrowverse" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">arrowverse</a>, <a href="/tags/new-arrowverse-series" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">new arrowverse series</a>, <a href="/tags/new-potential-arrowverse-series" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">new potential arrowverse series</a>, <a href="/tags/dctv-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dctv</a>, <a href="/tags/dctv" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">#dctv</a>, <a href="/tags/the-cw" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">the cw</a>, <a href="/tags/tim-beedle" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">tim beedle</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2020/01/21/green-arrow-the-canaries-looks-towards-the-future" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="&quot;Green Arrow &amp; the Canaries&quot; Looks Towards the Future" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Tue, 21 Jan 2020 20:00:00 +0000 Tim Beedle 450388 at http://www.geatzs.com http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2020/01/21/green-arrow-the-canaries-looks-towards-the-future#comments Birds of Prey - Official Trailer 2 http://www.geatzs.com/videos/birds-of-prey-official-trailer-2 <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Birds of Prey - Official Trailer 2</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:summary schema:description content:encoded"><p>Gotham’s worst brings out their best. Meet Harley Quinn, Black Canary, Huntress, Renee Montoya, and Cassandra Cain. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23BirdsOfPrey" spellcheck="false">#BirdsOfPrey</a> in theaters 2.7.20.</p><p><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/movies/birds-of-prey" style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">http://www.geatzs.com/movies/birds-of-prey</a><br /><a href="https://www.facebook.com/BirdsOfPreyMovie/" style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/BirdsOfPreyMovie/</a><br style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;" /><a href="https://twitter.com/birdsofpreywb" style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;" target="_blank">https://twitter.com/birdsofpreywb</a><br style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;" /><a href="https://www.instagram.com/BirdsOfPrey/" style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;" target="_blank">https://www.instagram.com/BirdsOfPrey/</a><br /><a href="https://www.birdsofpreymovie.com/" style="letter-spacing: 0.39px; color: rgb(119, 218, 245); outline: 0px;" target="_blank">https://www.birdsofpreymovie.com/</a></p></div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/videos/birds-of-prey-official-trailer-2" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Birds of Prey - Official Trailer 2" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Thu, 09 Jan 2020 19:23:39 +0000 Tim Beedle 450091 at http://www.geatzs.com http://www.geatzs.com/videos/birds-of-prey-official-trailer-2#comments Birds of Prey (2020) http://www.geatzs.com/movies/birds-of-prey <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Birds of Prey (2020)</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-coverimage field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="schema:primaryImageOfPage" resource="http://www.geatzs.com/sites/default/files/movie-covers/2019/12/Movies-Thumb_BoP__5df1b6165d38c7.32399605.jpg"><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/sites/default/files/movie-covers/2019/12/Movies-Thumb_BoP__5df1b6165d38c7.32399605.jpg" title="Birds of Prey (2020)" class="colorbox" rel="gallery-node-449643-CyEARHSJgfQ"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.geatzs.com/sites/default/files/styles/movie_cover/public/movie-covers/2019/12/Movies-Thumb_BoP__5df1b6165d38c7.32399605.jpg?itok=87-idv-r" width="575" height="290" alt="" title="" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:summary schema:description content:encoded"><p><em>"You ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia princess?"</em></p> <p><em>Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)?</em>is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.</p> <p>In the Warner Bros. Pictures film, Margot Robbie (<em>I, Tonya</em>) returns as Harley Quinn, alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead (<em>10 Cloverfield Lane</em>,?TV’s <em>Fargo</em>) as Huntress; Jurnee Smollett-Bell (HBO’s <em>True Blood</em>) as Black Canary; Rosie Perez (<em>Fearless</em>,?<em>Pitch Perfect 2</em>) as Renee Montoya; Chris Messina (<em>Argo</em>,?TV’s <em>Sharp Objects</em>) as Victor Zsasz; and Ewan McGregor (<em>Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep</em>,?the <em>Trainspotting</em>?films) as Roman Sionis. Newcomer Ella Jay Basco also stars as Cassandra “Cass” Cain in her feature film debut.</p> <p>Directed by Cathy Yan (<em>Dead Pigs</em>) from a script by Christina Hodson (<em>Bumblebee</em>), the film is based on characters from DC. Robbie also produced, alongside Bryan Unkeless and Sue Kroll. The film’s executive producers are Walter Hamada, Galen Vaisman, Geoff Johns, Hans Ritter and David Ayer.</p> <p>Joining Yan behind the scenes was a creative team comprised of director of photography Matthew Libatique (<em>A Star Is Born</em>,?<em>Venom</em>); production designer K.K. Barrett (<em>Her</em>); editor Jay Cassidy (<em>American Hustle</em>,?<em>Silver Linings Playbook</em>) and editor Evan Schiff (<em>John Wick Chapters 2 &amp; 3</em>); and costume designer Erin Benach (<em>A Star Is Born</em>). The music is by Daniel Pemberton (<em>Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse</em>).</p> <p>Warner Bros. Pictures Presents a LuckyChap Entertainment Production, a Clubhouse Pictures Production, a Kroll &amp; Co. Entertainment Production, <em>Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)</em>.?Opening in theaters and IMAX nationwide on February 7, 2020, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.</p> <p>?</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-cast field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Cast:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Margot Robbie</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Mary Elizabeth Winstead</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Jurnee Smollett-Bell</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Rosie Perez</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Chris Messina</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Ewan McGregor</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Ella Jay Basco</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-directors field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Directors:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:director">Cathy Yan</div></div></div><div class="field 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2020</span></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-custom-buy-bar-links field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Custom Buy Bar Links:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"></div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/movies/birds-of-prey" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Birds of Prey (2020)" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Thu, 12 Dec 2019 03:37:16 +0000 Tim Beedle 449643 at http://www.geatzs.com http://www.geatzs.com/movies/birds-of-prey#comments Birds of Prey Meets Botticelli in New Character Posters http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2019/12/05/birds-of-prey-meets-botticelli-in-new-character-posters <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Birds of Prey Meets Botticelli in New Character Posters</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tim Beedle</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 17:10</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>Harley Quinn’s been causing trouble for Batman and the heroes of DC for quite a while now, but she certainly wasn’t around in the early Renaissance. That hasn’t stopped <em>Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn </em>from channeling Sandro Botticelli’s <em>The Birth of Venus </em>for its latest round of one-sheets, however. Yesterday, the <em>Birds of Prey </em>social media accounts <a href="https://www.facebook.com/BirdsOfPreyMovie/photos/a.737287686719285/798015103979876/?type=3&amp;theater" target="_blank">shared the newest group poster,</a> which was clearly a riff on Botticelli’s most famous work. It turns out that was just the beginning, though, as today the movie dropped <u>seven </u>different character posters that are also in the vein of Botticelli’s <em>Birth</em>. (No, not his literal birth. Ew.)</p><p>Harley’s there, of course, along with her four birds—Huntress, Black Canary, Renee Montoya and Cassandra Cain. But the posters also include Victor Zsasz and Roman Sionis. Hey, who says bad guys can’t be beautifully painted?</p><p>Check out all seven posters, plus yesterday’s group shot, in the gallery below.</p><p></p><p><i>Birds of Prey, directed by Cathy Yan and starring Margot?Robbie as Harley Quinn,?</i><em>lands in theaters February 7, 2020.</em></p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/birds-of-prey" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">birds of prey</a>, <a href="/tags/birds-of-prey-movie" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">birds of prey movie</a>, <a href="/tags/birds-of-prey-posters" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">birds of prey posters</a>, <a href="/tags/new-birds-of-prey-posters" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">new birds of prey posters</a>, <a href="/tags/birds-of-prey-character-posters" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">birds of prey character posters</a>, <a href="/tags/new-birds-of-prey-character-posters" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">new birds of prey character posters</a>, <a href="/tags/birth-of-venus" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">birth of venus</a>, <a href="/tags/sandro-botticelli" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">sandro botticelli</a>, <a href="/tags/botticelli" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">botticelli</a>, <a href="/tags/harley-quinn" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">harley quinn</a>, <a href="/tags/birds-of-prey-and-the-fantabulous-emancipation-of-one-harley-quinn" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">birds of prey and the fantabulous emancipation of one harley quinn</a>, <a href="/tags/margot-robbie" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">margot robbie</a>, <a href="/tags/cathy-yan" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">cathy yan</a>, <a href="/tags/black-canary" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">black canary</a>, <a href="/tags/huntress" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">huntress</a>, <a href="/tags/cassandra-cain" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Cassandra Cain</a>, <a href="/tags/renee-montoya" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Renee Montoya</a>, <a href="/tags/victor-zsasz" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Victor Zsasz</a>, <a href="/tags/zsasz" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">zsasz</a>, <a href="/tags/roman-sionis" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">roman sionis</a>, <a href="/tags/black-mask" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">black mask</a>, <a href="/tags/ewan-mcgregor" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">ewan mcgregor</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-films" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc films</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-movies" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc movies</a>, <a href="/tags/dceu" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dceu</a>, <a href="/tags/warner-bros" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">warner bros.</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2019/12/05/birds-of-prey-meets-botticelli-in-new-character-posters" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Birds of Prey Meets Botticelli in New Character Posters" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Fri, 06 Dec 2019 01:10:51 +0000 Tim Beedle 449543 at http://www.geatzs.com http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2019/12/05/birds-of-prey-meets-botticelli-in-new-character-posters#comments 两个人做人爱视频大全-两人做人爱费视频试看