Birds Of Prey Director Says She Didn’t Have Full Creative Control

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Birds Of Prey’s director, Cathy Yan, has revealed that she didn’t have creative control over the movie, and she would really have loved to have been given more freedom. She revealed this during an interview on The Playlist’s podcast.

It’s no secret that Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Films haven’t been the best studios to work with for directors. There have been so many cases in which the studio took creative freedom and control away from the movies’ directors, and then we ended up with absolute sludge like Suicide Squad and Joss Whedon’s Justice League.

Well, it sounds as though a similar thing might have happened to Cathy Yan on Birds Of Prey, as she recently revealed that she wasn’t really given creative control over the movie.

Birds Of Prey’s Cathy Yan reveals she didn’t have creative control over the film

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Here’s what Birds Of Prey’s director, Cathy Yan had to say about her time working on the film and not having full creative control:

I think when you’re dealing with a budget like Birds of Prey had and the sort of pressures of a studio, especially a studio that is undergoing a lot of change, inevitably you end up having to compromise and fight for stuff. And you win some and you lose a lot. It’s just kind of how it is. I would have loved to have more control over the edit. But that’s just kind of how it is. I don’t know if there’s a Cathy Yan cut out there, but I think for any filmmaker, all of us are in it because we want to express ourselves as wholly as possible. And to match what you ultimately see on screen with what’s in our head.

What do you make of this news? Are you, like me, one of the people who actually enjoyed Birds Of Prey? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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