In a recent interview, Christina Hodson, writer of Suicide Squad spin-off Birds of Prey, promised that the characters in her next DC project, Batgirl, would be wonderful and weird.
During the interview, Hodson was talking about her work on the upcoming Birds of Prey film and how its rather unconventional title came about. Eventually they began to talk about her work on the upcoming Batgirl film. According to Hodson, she did not feel constrained in anyway with her writing duties on the character. If anything, the studio was being very supportive of her and previous versions of the character have not weighed on her at all:
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.
She then gave the readers a bit of a hint as to what the characters in the upcoming Batgirl film would be like and what excites her the most about working on the character:
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, 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.
From the sound of things, Christina Hodson is fully committed to these characters and seeing them come to life.
Originally Avengers director and Justice League co-director, Joss Whedon was set to write and direct the Batgirl film but eventually left the project. His official reason for leaving was that he simply did not have a story to tell. Hodson eventually took over the project and, from the look of things, it is moving on quite nicely.
What do you all make of Hodson’s comments? Are you eager to see a Batgirl film hit theaters soon? Would you prefer seeing Batman get his first solo film before this happens? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Cathy Yan (Dead Pigs) is set to direct Hodson’s Birds of Prey script. The film is being produced by Sue Kroll under her Kroll & Co Entertainment banner along with Clubhouse Pictures’ Bryan Unkeless, and Margot Robbie.
Birds of Prey hits theaters on February 7, 2020. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Birds of Prey and the future of DC Films as we learn it.
‘Titans’ Batmobile Concept Art Reveals Different Takes On Batman’s Iconic Vehicle
Following its brief appearance in last week's episode, concept art for Titans' Batmobile has been released and reveals different takes on Batman's iconic vehicle.
The latest episode of Titans revealed a brief first look at a new version of the Batmobile while Dick Grayson is in the Batcave via flashback. The final version of the Batmobile in the Titans universe appears to be inspired by Batman 89 and The Animated Series. Concept art has been released and the initial designs were seemingly inspired by many past versions of the Batmobile across different mediums. You can check out the concept art below:
Do you like the look of the Batmobile in Titans? Which concept art version is your favorite? Comment below!
The series continues this week with the episode titled “Asylum” and you can read the official synopsis below!
When The Messenger (recurring guest star REED BIRNEY) reveals that Rachel’s birth mother is alive and being held captive by The Organization in a mysterious psychiatric facility, Rachel is determined to rescue her. But once inside, the Titans are faced with their deepest vulnerabilities and fears.
Guest Cast: Rachel Nichols as Angela, Reed Birney as The Messenger and Rachel Crawford as Doctor.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard “Dick” Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand’r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield “Gar” Logan / Beast Boy.
Titans is now available exclusively on DC Universe.