During an interview with Uproxx, Birds of Prey screenwriter Christina Hodson discussed the reactions to the full title of the film and how she landed the job on the upcoming DC project.
When the full title for next Margot Robbie’s next DC film was announced as Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn), some writers apparently expressed concern over fitting the entire name of the film onto headlines. While writer Christina Hodson stated that she was unaware of those reactions, she did note a potential upside to including the full Birds of Prey title in future reviews:
“I did not know that! But that’s brilliant. It’s got the word fantabulous in it, so I hope people think that’s the review and go see it.”
Hodson also recalled her meeting with Margot Robbie, in which both women saw eye-to-eye on how to approach a new Harley Quinn story:
“It was before that. I think I started working with Margot on this one end of summer 2015. So I’d just done the Transformers writers room, but there was nothing to show from it yet. I think there was some good buzz coming out of me doing that, but it was really that I met Margot, and we had an awesome meeting, and really saw eye to eye just generally. I love her as a human being. We just started thinking about what we’d be excited to do and she’d always wanted to tell an R-rated girl ghost story about Harley Quinn. And our sensibilities were very in line and we got excited.”
Full details on the Birds of Prey plot are currently unknown, though the film will center on Huntress, Black Canary, and 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.
‘Aquaman’: New Photos Offers Close Look At The Costumes, Weapons, & Creatures
Heroic Hollywood has unveiled new photos from the Aquaman press junket, offering fans a close look at the costumes, weapons, and creatures in the DC film.
Jason Momoa's first cinematic solo outing as Aquaman will arrive in theaters next month and the recent press junket from Warner Bros. Pictures included a gallery of several items featured in the project. Among the items on display are a trident that belongs to Jason Momoa's Arthur Curry, Willem Dafoe's Vulko costume, an important map, and bits of the underwater creatures.
You can check out the first Aquaman press junket photo below. Make sure to click on the "Next" button to see the rest of the photos from the gallery.
Here is the official synopsis for the Aquaman movie starring Jason Momoa and Amber Heard:
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
Aquaman will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of Aquaman and the DC Extended Universe, and make sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood's YouTube channel for more content!