Margot Robbie’s portrayal of Harley Quinn in the DC Extended Universe’s Suicide Squad became so popular among audiences that it forced the filmmakers to greenlight spin-off films for the character one of the being Birds of Prey.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have roped in Dead Pigs director Cathy Yan to helm the Birds of Prey feature film from a script penned down by Bumblebee writer Christina Hodson. The film will feature a couple of Gotham’s female heroes and anti-heroes.
Collider recently caught up with actress Margot Robbie to talk about her upcoming movie, Terminal. During the interview, the actress also discussed her next in line Birds of Prey movie as well. She teased that that movie might turn out to be the first theatrical R-rated DCEU film.
“I pitched the idea of an R-rated girl gang film including Harley, because I was like, ‘Harley needs friends,’” Robbie said. “Harley loves interacting with people, so don’t ever make her do a standalone film. She’s got to be with other people, it should be a girl gang. I wasn’t seeing enough girl gangs on screen, especially in the action space. So that was always a big part of it.”
Moving on, Robbie also stressed the importance of having a female director to direct Birds of Prey.
“And then, of course, having a female director to tell that story,” the actress said. “And giving a female director the chance to do big budget stuff. They always get ‘Here’s the tiny little film’… I was like, ‘I love action. I love action films. I’m a girl. What, are we meant to only like a specific thing’?” So it was hugely important to find a female director for this, if possible.”
Robbie noted that the priority was to find the best director for Birds of Prey no matter male or female. According to her, Cathy is the best director to take on the project.
In another interview with Fandango, Robbie confirmed that she is only involved in the making of the Birds of Prey movie and not in any other Warner Bros. films featuring Harley Quinn like Gotham City Sirens.
Last year in September, The actress hinted that she would be back in the fishnets to reprise her character again this year. So it looks like things are going according to plan.
Birds of Prey currently do not have a release date. More information about the film is expected to be out soon.
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