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Batgirl Screenwriter Says Warner Bros. Has Been Very Supportive In Letting Her Do Whatever

Screenwriter Christina Hodson is on the rise. She may have had a couple of false starts in terms of film quality with her first two movies, but in the time since then, she’s worked on various big-budget projects, not the least of which is Bumblebee, a film that’s already getting rave reviews from critics (it’s currently sitting at 96% on Rotten Tomatoes). But that’s not the end of her ascension in big-budget movies.

On the horizon are Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) and Batgirl, the latter of which will be spun off of the former. Of course, working on those properties means she’s working with Warner Bros., a studio that seems to be characterized of late by their willingness to let executives control the direction of the film, as evidenced by the theatrical cut of Batman v Superman and Justice League. So how has Hodson’s experience been?

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Collider asked Hodson about working with Batgirl as an established character, and while her response seems to indicate she doesn’t understand the outlet was referring to Batgirl as an established character in the comics, her follow-up is interesting.

“I actually don’t think it is that established. A few people remember Alicia Silverstone doing that, but that movie was not one that is seminal. So, I do feel very free doing that one, and the studio is being super supportive, in letting me dream up whatever I want to dream up.”

Okay, so at least at this point, in the writing stage, it looks like Warner Bros. is staying pretty hands-off, which is great. But could what could Hodson reveal about her take on Batgirl? More specifically, what excites her?

“Many things, but I’m not allowed to talk about that, at all. She’s cool. With all of these characters – the ones that I’m creating and that are original, like Charlie [from Bumblebee], and the ones I’m getting to inherit and play with – they’re independent, intelligent, capable, interesting and nuanced, and nuanced really is the main thing. They’re not one thing or another. They are flawed, complex, beautiful, wonderful, weird, and fully rounded and fully fleshed out characters. We’ve got so many great actresses out there, that are ready to play these roles, that it’s fun to be writing roles for them.”

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SOURCE: Collider

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