DC and Warner Bros. have announced a lot of movies in the DC Extended Universe, but one of the more interesting ones that looks like it’s actually getting traction is Birds of Prey. This is a project that Margot Robbie has been working on for three years, and in November 2016 they brought on Christina Hodson to write. Then the studio made the wise decision to give the director’s seat to Cathy Yan. She is the first woman of color to direct a DC movie.
Robbie doesn’t just want diversity behind the camera for Birds of Prey, but also in front of it. It’s unclear which female characters will appear in the movie, but there are plenty of options: Black Canary, Huntress, Catwoman, Power Girl, Poison Ivy, Katana, Hawkgirl, and more. Robbie recent spoke to Yahoo and confirmed that they are looking to have a diverse cast of ladies for the movie to reflect the real world.
“Yep, yes exactly, real life isn’t so one specific image,” Robbie said. “We’ve got to reflect that onscreen.”
One of the things that Suicide Squad caught a lot of flak for was Harley Quinn’s outfit. Between the hot pants and the six-inch heels, there was a lot to break down when it came to that outfit, and fans were not entirely thrilled with the design. It sold well as far as merchandise and Hot Topic was happy, but they could have done better when it came to adapting Harley for the big screen. It sounds like they’re going to get another chance to get the costume right, as she confirmed that Harley is getting a new costume.
“No, honestly [it’s] because the costumes haven’t been designed yet but yes she’ll have new looks,” the actress confirmed. “There will be new Halloween costumes out there, one day.”
At the moment we only have Robbie, Yan, and Hodson confirmed for the movie, so this one is still a ways away. However, Warner Bros. and DC have the option to dominate Hall H this year, and some news on this one would get people’s attention.