DC Comics’ Birds Of Prew movie, which will feature Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, may have found its director in Cathy Yan.
Margot Robbie’s take on Harley Quinn was easily the best thing about David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. Apart from her, and maybe Will Smith’s Deadshot, the whole movie was a total mess (in my opinion). However, I think we’d all agree that we’d like to see more of Robbie’s Quinn, and Warner Bros. is seemingly doing everything they can to make that happen. We’ve heard reports that they’re currently developing a Gotham City Sirens movie in which she’ll be featured, as well as a Harley Quinn and The Joker spinoff movie, which should see Robbie star alongside Jared Leto’s Joker.
However, it looks like Warner Bros. and DC Comics are giving us even more of Robbie’s Quinn. We’ve been hearing rumours that a Birds Of Prey movie was in the works, and The Wrap has just reported that Warner Bros. is in talks with Cathy Yan to direct a project which will feature Robbie’s Quinn as the lead, but will not be the Gotham City Sirens movie, nor the Harley Quinn and Joker spinoff.
So, the logical assumption to make is that this film will be the Birds of Prey movie, but don’t quote me on that yet. Yan came to people’s attention after her writing and directorial debut, Dead Pigs, won the World Cinema Dramatic Award For Ensemble Acting at Sundance earlier this year.
If these reports are indeed true, this would make Yan the second female director to helm a movie in the DCEU, after Patty Jenkins who did a wonderful job with her Wonder Woman movie. We also know that Ava Duvernay will be directing DC’s New Gods movie and that Warner Bros. is currently looking for someone to direct the Batgirl movie which is currently being penned by Christina Hodson who wrote the script for the upcoming Transformers spinoff movie, Bumblebee.
There’s no news yet on when this film might come to cinemas, yet if all goes to plan, then it could end up pushing back David Ayer’s Gotham City Sirens movie which seems to be in a state of flux. The next DC movie set to hit our theatres is James Wan’s Aquaman which is currently undergoing reshoots.
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