Warner Bros. is on the hunt for a director for Birds of Prey thanks to a well-received script. The biggest success the DC movie universe has found is in Wonder Woman, so it’s no surprise to see them lining up multiple female-led projects. Margot Robbie has several possible films to reprise her role as Harley Quinn, while Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman 2 is gearing up to start filming. One of the projects that Robbie could’ve next appeared in was Birds of Prey, a movie that named Christina Hodson as a writer in late 2016.
Even though updates on Birds of Prey have been scarce, the studio was clearly happy with Hodson’s work. She was just hired to rewrite Batgirl, after previously spending time with Barbara Gordon during the process of writing Birds of Prey. Not only is the film very much still in development, but it appears WB is looking to name a director.
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The Wrap shared this detail on Birds of Prey when discussing Hodson’s addition to Batgirl. According to The Wrap, WB is “high” on Hodson’s script for Birds of Prey and is currently looking to find a director. There’s unfortunately no word on when such an announcement could be made, or even who they are looking at.
This is a rather big update for Birds of Prey as it wasn’t too long ago many wondered if the movie was even still on the table. This report indicates it most certainly is, and that it could be a big part of DC’s slate. Hodson’s script included Batgirl and Harley Quinn, so this could be WB’s attempt to make an all-female superhero team up movie – possibly beating Marvel to the punch.
However, the hunt for a director doesn’t necessarily mean that Birds of Prey will be made anytime soon. WB has hired a number of directors for countless DC related movies, and several of them are still in development. In fact, if Birds of Prey does land a director anytime soon, it will be the fourth possible Harley Quinn movie to have a director attached. Gotham City Sirens has David Ayer, Harley vs The Joker has Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, and Suicide Squad 2 has Gavin O’Connor. But, with Birds of Prey being the only project with a female writer, maybe it’ll be the lone one to get a female director (and an official green light), too.
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Birds of Prey is reportedly in development but does not have a release date.
Source: The Wrap