Birds of Prey Director Talks About Chad Stahelski’s Fight Scenes
Next week, Birds of Prey will finally hit theaters. And some of the film’s signature action scenes will feature the work of John Wick director Chad Stahelski. Cathy Yan, who helmed the latest DC Comics movie, recently spoke about her collaboration with Stahelski during an interview with Collider.
“He did some of the second unit directing for the reshoots, but also his company — because we were lucky enough to get him, his company 87eleven we’d worked with for the entirety of the shoot, and that’s because I really liked the way they did action,” explained Yan.
“It felt very practical,” continued Yan. “Our stunt coordinator Jonathan Eusebio and I really got along and we really love like the old Jackie Chan movies, and the way that those stunts were done and the way that you shoot that kind of action — which is what 87eleven is sort of known for, as well. So they’d been training our ladies for months, and they did most of their own stunt work. Then when it came time to actually adding even more action in reshoots, it was just amazing to get to work with Chad too.”
Initial reactions for Birds of Prey noted the movie’s energetic fight sequences and performances. This suggests that Stahelski’s contributions will be a big part of its appeal.
Birds of Prey features Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Ewan McGregor. It will hit theaters on February 7. However, some DC Universe subscribers will have the chance to see it early.
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