Get ready for the Birds of Prey, puddin’. The rumored Harley Quinn solo film has become a Birds of Prey movie within the DC cinematic universe, with Margot Robbie reprising her Joker-obsessed psychologist from David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. The project has attached screenwriter Christina Hodson to write the script, but it’s still unknown which DC Comics characters it will feature.
Created by Jordan B. Gorfinkel and first written by Bane creator Chuck Dixon, the Birds of Prey are a changing team of women crime-fighters in Gotham City. Although many have been members, the team’s most regular members are Barbara Gordon (as Batgirl or her tech-savant information broker Oracle), Black Canary, Huntress, and Lady Blackhawk. Harley Quinn has been an adversary of the Birds of Prey, and was the main antagonist in the short-lived TV series Birds of Prey from 2002.
The current Birds of Prey comic, Batgirl & the Birds of Prey, follows Batgirl, Huntress, and Black Canary team-up to pursue a mysterious person using Batgirl’s old name, Oracle, to commit crimes around Gotham. The series is written by Julie Benson and Shawna Benson.
Christina Hodson is a Black List screenwriter who was also recently attached to a solo Bumblebee spin-off from Paramount’s Transformers franchise. Her other scripts, The Eden Project and a reboot of The Fugitive, were both sold to Sony and Warner Bros., respectively.
Margot Robbie has been championing a Harley Quinn movie after playing the character to critical and fan acclaim. Until today, it was unclear if the project would be a solo Harley Quinn film or another ensemble with multiple characters such as the Birds of Prey.
There is currently no release date or an official title for the movie.
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