Birds of Prey is moving quickly to get its cast together and although we don’t have any concrete names yet, we may know who’s in the running for Cassandra Cain. The studio is looking for a very young actress to portray the small but deadly assassin, and it seems like they are looking to add another Disney Channel star to the DCEU.
The newest DC rumor comes from a trusted source of news on Twitter, superhero movie insider Daniel R. He’s had accurate info regarding Birds of Prey so he’s been keeping a close eye on this one. This time he reveals he’s heard murmurs that Andi Mack star Peyton Elizabeth Lee is in talks for Cassandra Cain. It should be noted that he says the info is simply a rumor and therefore should be taken with a grain of salt.
As I said before, she would the second Disney Channel actor to join a major DC Film. Her co-star on Andi Mack is Asher Angel, who’s playing Billy Batson in the upcoming Shazam! film next year. Keep in mind that a lot of actresses will be trying to get this role, so expect many 10-14-year-old actresses to audition.
However, her name sticks out due to her relatively new Disney star power and the fact she’s pretty close with Asher Angel. It’s too early to tell if she’ll end up with the part, but I would expect an official announcement in the coming months regarding the entire cast.
Birds of Prey is set to begin production early next year with Margot Robbie producing and starring in the film, while Cathy Yan (Dead Pigs) directs.