DC Comics Fans Are Getting Upset About Rosie Perez’s Recent Casting As Rennee Montoya Because Of Her Age

Just when we thought DC’s upcoming “Birds of Prey” film couldn’t have done better with it’s casting, they nailed down an ultra fierce Latina. For DC’s Harley Quinn-centric Suicide Squad spin-off, Academy Award nominee Rosie Perez has been tapped as Renee Montoya, Gotham City’s badass Latina cop turned vigilante.

Perez ‘s new role will require her to step into the shoes of a beloved LGBTQ comic character.

Over the course of her time in the DC Universe, Detective Renee Montoya starts out working for the Gotham City Police Department, only to become disillusioned by it’s corruption from within. After being outed as a lesbian she leaves the police force to become the Question’s successor and operating as a masked vigilante.

It doesn’t take much searching to uncover that a Rosie Perez / DC mashup makes the perfect concoction.

Of course, has some have pointed out the casting wasn’t we were totally expecting from Hollywood.

The DC Universe paints Monotya as slightly younger than Rosie Perez is now, but we are here for the non ageist casting!

And so many DC fans are already stanning for the unexpected pick.

After all, it isn’t every day that Hollywood gets on board with casting an Afro-Latina as a Latina lead.

Warner Bros. set a release date for the new film last month, revealing it would debut in theaters in February 2020. Actress Margo Robbie will take on the lead as Harley Quinn, Jurnee Smollett-Bell will take on the role of Black Canary and Chinese-American director Cathy Yan is set to direct.

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