‘Bumblebee’ Screenwriter Christina Hodson On Writing ‘Batgirl’

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Bumblebee screenwriter Christina Hodson recently shared her thoughts on writing the screenplay for Batgirl during an interview with Variety.

The latest Transformers movie has become a critical and commercial success. Critics have been raving about the movie calling it the best in the franchise to date. Most of this praise going to the screenwriter, Christina Hodson. New to the genre of comic book characters, Hodson is already proving to be a name to recognize. Her latest projects as a screenwriter are Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) and Batgirl.  Although the latter does not have a release date yet, the writer shared some thoughts about the character and how it compares to writing Charlie in Bumblebee and Harley Quinn in Birds of Prey.   

I’m in the middle of falling in love with her. I always feel differently at the beginning, middle, and end. Charlie feels like an old friend now, because that was a while ago and because she is so personally inspired. Harley just feels like my crazy alter ego. When I’m feeling nuts, that’s what Harley is. And Batgirl…honestly it’s funny, there’s a little piece of me in every character I write. They start with me, and then they take on a life of their own. She’s been through so many iterations. There’s certain characteristics of hers that are always there that I’m excited to develop further. Whenever I’m writing a character who’s based on someone who’s existed in a previous form, whether it’s comics or a movie or anything, I always hope to bring something new to them and bring them to life in their own way, even if they fairly iconic like Harley Quinn or Batgirl. I think fans want the original, to be honest, but they also want to see something they haven’t seen before.

Christina Hodson assures us that she wants to please fans but also bring something new to the character that we haven’t seen. If Bumblebee is a good starting point to see how she does, I think fans can be confident with her taking on Batgirl to add on to the DC Extended Universe.

Aquaman is now playing in theaters. Shazam! is slated for release on April 5th, 2019, with Joker hitting theaters on October 4th, 2019.

Source: Variety