While Suicide Squad may have left a lot to be desired, most audiences seemed to agree that Margot Robbie did a more than serviceable job of portraying the fan favorite female baddie, Harley Quinn. She did well with comic fans, fanboys, and even feminists — and DC noticed it. They noticed it so well that they have more projects in the works — more than can realistically be made.
Now, Deadline has the scoop on who DC has chosen to direct her next: Cathy Yan. She isn’t a name that you’ve likely heard of, as she’s only directed one small indie film: Dead Pigs. However, it’s worth noting that the film won the World Cinema Dramatic Award for Ensemble Acting at Sundance last January, so although it was only one film, it was supposedly a pretty good one. It seems like a very Marvel move here, but perhaps they’ll do right by the characters and make this more of a mid-budget flick that doesn’t rely wholly on spectacle.
I know your next question: which movie are we talking about here? As I mentioned above, there are a good number of them in development. Starring Harley Quinn alone, we have Harley Quinn vs. The Joker, Gotham City Sirens, and Birds of Prey. Yan reportedly made a presentation for Birds of Prey, which was said to be “exceptional,” and it sounds like that’ll be the one she’s handling.
The script for Birds of Prey was written by Bumblebee screenwriter Christina Hodson, and from the sound of it, the studio was very high on the last recent draft. With that in mind, this one seems poised to get greenlit in the very near future.
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