After years of (mostly) disappointing fans with their movies, it appears that DC is finally ready to push the reset button and start again with a different approach, and early signs are promising. Last year’s ‘Shazam’ was a welcome change of pace from the usual DC fare, managing to tell a compelling story while also being funny, charming and heartfelt. Now, DC is set on correcting the mistakes of the past, starting with one of their biggest failures – 2016’s ‘Suicide Squad’.
‘Birds of Prey’ is based on the DC Comics super hero/anti-hero team of the same name, and will see a newly sine Harley Quinn team up with Black Canary, Helena Bertinelli, and Renee Montoya to save Cassandra Cain (who goes on to become Batgirl) from the clutches of Gotham City crime lord Black Mask.
The film sees the return of actress Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, crazed psychiatrist and love interest of the Joker; Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Helena Bertinelli/Huntress, vigilante and orphaned daughter of gangster Franco Bertinelli; Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Dinah Laurel Lance/Black Canary, part-time club singer and full-time metahuman vigilante; Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, a Gotham City police detective; Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, a young girl who manages to invited Black Mask’s ire after stealing a valuable diamond from him, and Ewan McGregor as Roman Sionis/Black Mask, a brutal crime lord of Gotham city.
If you were wondering where ‘Birds of Prey’ was filmed, read on to find out everything we know.
Bird of Prey Filming Locations
The principal photography for ‘Birds of Prey’ took place entirely in the City of Angels itself – Los Angeles, California, taking around four months to complete after commencing in January 2019. This is quite a departure from the film’s predecessor (2016’s ‘Suicide Squad’), which was primarily filmed in Toronto, Canada.
Initially, there were plans to shoot certain sections of the movie on location in other venues including Atlanta and Savannah in Georgia, the plan was scrapped later on after a generous tax credit from the state of California led the filmmakers to shoot everything in Los Angeles itself.
Check out his picture of actress Margot Robbie in the full Harley Quinn getup posted by the official Warner Brothers Twitter account:
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Warner Brothers Burbank Studios, Burbank, California
The majority of the filming for ‘Birds of Prey’ took place in the renowned Warner Brothers Burbank Studios in Los Angeles, California. The studio is a historic filmmaking location, having first opened up nearly a century ago in 1926 and has since become the site for the filming of a number of popular movies and TV shows including ‘The Ranch’, ‘Lucifer’, ‘Marriage Story’. ‘Friends’, ‘Westworld’, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and many more.
Warner Brothers also provides a full guided studio tour of their studio in Burbank. You can book tickets for the tour on their website.
Check out these pictures of actress Margot Robbie on set while filming for ‘Birds of Prey’:
Hawthorne Plaza, Hawthorne, California
Although the principal filming for ‘Birds of Prey’ took place at the Warner Brothers Burbank studio, all the reshoots were done at the Hawthorne Plaza in Hawthorne Boulevard. The Hawthorne Plaza is currently a dead mall and has become a popular filming location for movies, TV shows and music videos including ‘The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift’, ‘Minority Report’, ‘Agents of Shield’ and more.
The filming for certain scenes in ‘Birds of Prey’ was done on location across a few locations in Los Angeles including the Corey Helford Gallery for New Contemporary Art and 433 South Spring Street in Downtown Los Angeles.