‘Birds Of Prey’ Writer Christina Hodson Wanted To Find “Fun Way” To Bring Film To Life

The Birds Of Prey screenwriter says she wanted to find a “fun way” of bringing the DC film to life.

Many fans are already wondering how Birds of Prey will address the events of Suicide Squad and how Harley Quinn winds up with the Birds of Prey instead of being dragged around by the Joker. A new interview with the Birds of Prey writer Christina Hodson revealed that the film is going to be its own story rather than tied to Harley Quinn’s previous exploits in Suicide Squad. This follows DC and Warner Bros.’s new direction of stand-alone storytelling rather than aiming for an interconnected cinematic universe.

The Birds of Prey writer revealed to Total Film that Margot Robbie always wanted the film to be a “Harley Quinn plus girls” story, since the Birds of Prey actress is a fan of the comics. Luckily, Warner Bros. and DC were flexible in allowing screenwriter Christina Hodson in crafting new fun ways that make the film feel like its own adventure in the DC Universe. Read what else the writer had to say about the Birds of Prey film below.

“Margot knew she wanted to tell a ‘Harley Quinn plus girls’ story. She knew she wanted a girl gang. She wanted Harley to have friends. She’s a comic-book fan. Obviously, you know, it’s not a traditional team-up. So then it was about finding fun, inventive ways of doing that. Warners were very supportive in terms of letting me go off-leash. I fell in love with this character, and then all of these other new characters. And I just created a brand new story that felt like its own thing, and that doesn’t have to feel like it follows one or the other.”

What do you think about the Birds of Prey writer’s approach to the film? Let us know in the comments.

Full details on the Birds of Prey plot are currently unknown, though the film is said to center on Huntress, Black Canary, and Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn joining forces to protect Cassandra Cain when she comes into the possession of a diamond belonging to a criminal kingpin known as Black Mask.

Directed by Cathy Yan from a script penned by Bumblebee writer Christina Hodson, Birds of Prey stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, Chris Messina as Victor Zsasz, Ewan, McGregor as Black Mask, and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Ali Wong, Robert Catrini, and Michael Masini have also been cast in undisclosed roles.

Birds of Prey will be released in theaters on February 7, 2020.

Source: Total Film (via GamesRadar)

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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