‘Birds Of Prey’ Writer Explains Film’s Unconventional Title

Untitled Birds of Prey film Cathy Yan Margot Robbie

In a recent interview, Christina Hodson, writer of Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) talked a bit about the film’s unconventional title.

During the interview, Hodson was talking about her various projects. She mainly talked about her time on the upcoming Birds of Prey film and Batgirl. In particular, she talked about the film’s title and how it came about. Originally the tile was something of a joke. It was something just added as an official aka and was used as a working title. For some reason, however, they all kept coming back to that title:

I don’t know if I’m officially allowed to say, but there’s no reason why not. It was an unofficial aka, when I wrote the script. I added it about a year or so ago, almost exactly as it is, just as an aka. I didn’t think we’d ever use it. We’d always used a working title, so I just had it as a cheeky little thing, on the front cover. And then, when we were talking about a title and brainstorming, we all kept drifting back to that one.

The title that she is referring to, of course, is And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn portion of the title. The title was revealed when Margot Robbie shared a picture of the film’s script with the full title. But from the sound of things, this full title was originally never meant to be used.

What do you all think of the full Birds of Prey title? Is it a bit to much of a mouth full? Would just calling the film Birds of Prey have been a better title? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Cathy Yan (Dead Pigs) is set to direct the film from a script written by Christina Hodson who also wrote the upcoming Bumblebee film and the studio’s Batgirl film. Birds of Prey will be produced by Sue Kroll under her Kroll & Co Entertainment banner along with Clubhouse Pictures’ Bryan Unkeless, and 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.

Source: Collider

New ‘Elseworlds’ Stills Include A New Look At Ruby Rose As Batwoman

Some brand new stills from the upcoming Arrowverse crossover event entitled Elseworlds have hit the web, courtesy of The CW. The new stills in particular give us a brand new look at actress Ruby Rose as Batwoman as well as some new images of our beloved heroes Green Arrow (Grant Gustin), The Flash (Stephen Amell) and Supergirl (Melissa Benoist).

The new image of Ruby Rose as Batwoman gives us yet another exciting look at the character that will help showcase Gotham City to the Arrowverse through this exciting narrative. You can check out the new stills in the gallery by clicking “Next”.

What do you make of these new stills from the Elseworlds crossover? Are you excited to see Ruby Rose as Batwoman for the first time? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news from the Arrowverse.

Here is the synopsis for the first chapter of the Elseworlds event:

EPIC ELSEWORLDS CROSSOVER KICKS OFF TONIGHT — When Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Oliver Queen (guest star Stephen Amell) wake up one morning and realize they have swapped bodies with each other, the two set off to find out what disturbed the timeline to cause such a shift. However, things quickly go from bad to worse when they present their case to Team Flash and the gang doesn’t believe them. Barry and Oliver realize they need Supergirl’s (guest star Melissa Benoist) help and travel to Smallville on Earth-38 where they end up meeting Kara’s cousin, Clark Kent (guest star Tyler Hoechlin), and intrepid reporter, Lois Lane (guest star Elizabeth Tulloch). LaMonica Garrett guest stars as The Monitor. Kevin Tancharoen directed the episode written by Eric Wallace & Sam Chalsen.

The 2018 Elseworlds crossover starts with a special episode of The Flash on Sunday, December 9 and continues with Arrow on Monday, December 10. The three-night event will then conclude with Supergirl on Tuesday, December 11.

All three entries will air at 8:00 p.m. ET on their respective nights.


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