‘Bumblebee’ Writer Christina Hodson Working On Untitled DC Extended Universe Film

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With Paramount getting closer to making the Transformers spin-off film, Bumblebee, a reality, it seems as if the studio is very pleased with the script written in part by Christina Hodson. Bumblebee will begin filming in 2018 because of the work that Hodson did to the film, and because of this she is quickly becoming a hot commodity in Hollywood.

Aside from Bumblebee, a potential series for AMC, and a reboot script for The Fugitive, Deadline is also reporting that she is currently working on an untitled film set in the DC extended universe. Hodson was a late addition to Michael Bay and Paramount’s “writer’s room”, dedicated to the staff responsible for penning the Hasbro universe.

Joining Hasbro’s second female writer, Lindsey Beer, Hodson was responsible for the script that made filming the Transformers spin-off in 2018 possible. Bumblebee is high in CGI and most likely Michael Bay style devestation, so she should be a shoe-in with DC.

It is unknown right now which film that Hodson will be lending her talents to, but my best guesses are either Harley Quinn solo film, the Man of Steel sequel, or possibly the eventual Green Lantern Corps.

Are you excited that Bumblebee‘s writer is going to be penning a movie for the DC extended universe? Make sure to let us know below in the comments.

Source: Deadline

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  • Steve Steve

    I don’t want this to seem like I’m rooting against her, but we have yet to see her work. I am, in fact, rooting for her, and the movies she is writing, but I have concerns about the circumstances.

    Part of the problem in Hollywood is that the executives chase “hot commodities” based on “scuttlebutt” and gossip. She is quite attractive, and perhaps she is eloquent and charming… It wouldn’t be the first time a person raised their station quickly, only to prove themselves incompetent in their new role.

    • Justin Jules

      Unless her Bumblee story he finally gets his voice box fixed, is Tranformer centric and the humans the supporting roles. Then I don’t want to know. The TF films have gradually gotten worse as the series progresses.

      • Steve Steve

        I liked the first one, and I think the third was worth watching once.

        Bumblebee could be good without him speaking for most of the film. Wall-e (which I think is overrated) was a good film even though the main character barely spoke. As long as the character and story have some heart and some charm it will be enjoyable.

        • Justin Jules

          The first one was great, then when Ehren Kruger took over on writing duties it slowly became a farce. The great action set piece in the 3rd one aside. The origin of their existence has changed with every movie. As a writer myself how on earth can you insult your audiences memory by introducing a new macguffin to explain the Tranformers existence.

          By the end of the first movie, didn’t one of the Transformers mention that they would fix Bumblebee’s voice box? I would have liked them to address why they couldn’t have repaired it.

    • In Brightest Day

      Can’t imagine what her looks have to do with her writing.

      • Steve Steve

        Absolutely nothing, which is my point. Her work is generating a lot of buzz, but the movies haven’t been released. I think there is a good chance that she comes off well in meetings and has a couple decent ideas, but maybe she isn’t actually a good writer.

        Like I said above, I am rooting for these films. If she is as good as her buzz, that would be awesome!

        • In Brightest Day

          “This female writer I have not personally validated is getting work, she must be hot or funny or something”.

          • Steve Steve

            Ah, so I’m a misogynist. Or… perhaps the general demand for successful women in Hollywood has put an undue spotlight on her that is just as likely to ruin her as is it to elevate her.

            If you can pull yourself out of your hyper-sensitive bubble, we may be able to unite in our hope for her success.

          • Justin Jules

            My brother is a DJ here in London and the club scene over here go crazy over a female DJ if she’s “hot.” Not based on the merits of her actual skills. In such a male dominated industry like the film one. I’m not at all surprised at the hype. Especially when she only has a single writing credit to her name.

          • Steve Steve

            Shut in has 13 negative reviews and zero positive ones on RT. The audience score is only 26% positive. Reading the reviews reveals that the performances are good to excellent, but the material is bland, dumb, and pointless. That is on the writer…

            I really hope the director just butchered her script and that she is as talented as her Bumblebee buzz suggests.

          • Justin Jules

            The director has a solid TV background, with credits including The Fades, Dr Who and a couple of episodes of Daredevil season 1. Alan Taylor wasn’t able to make the jump from GOT to the silver screen. Could be a case of the director making a mess of her script. Only time will tell if the hype is justified.

          • Steve Steve

            There certainly is a vast difference between the challenges of a television show and the those of a feature film. However, Alan Taylor faced the prospect of a $150+ million feature films that are part of massive franchises. Whereas Farren Blackburn had a much simpler challenge of a ~$16 million, non-franchise horror film.

            In defense of Alan Taylor, both films he worked on lacked a strong vision and were being significantly altered by producers while he filmed them. Feige cut “Thor 2” together into a mediocre, but coherent movie, while “Gynysys” lacked the same deft touch to fix it in post. Perhaps both Hodson and Blackburn were let down by the producer/editor. It is very difficult to know where to place credit and blame for most films.

  • SAMURAI36

    It’s already been confirmed that they are writing the Harley movie.

    http://comicbook.com/dc/2016/11/11/harley-quinn-birds-prey-movie-writer-dc-films/