Academy Award nominated actress Rosie Perez has been cast as Renee Montoya in DC’s upcoming Birds of Prey.
Renee Montoya is an openly gay detective in the Gotham City Police Department and, at one point, was the mask-wearing vigilante The Question.
Renee’s appearance in Birds of Prey is a landmark one. Renee’s appearance in the DCEU will mark the first time a major LGBTQ character has appeared in a lead role in a comic book film.
Perez will join Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, and Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary.
Remaining lead Cassandra Cain has yet to be cast. Still noticeably absent from the cast is Oracle, Barbara Gordon, who was the longtime leader of the group in the comics.
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