The mystery writer of the Harley Quinn solo film turns out to be none other than Christina Hodson, who also recently penned the Transformers spinoff set for 2018. Hodson was brought onto the Transformers team in 2015 as they progressed into Transformers 5, 6, and 7. With the Bumblebee script complete, her next project will be DC’s Margot Robbie led film, rumored to be titled Birds of Prey.
Margot Robbie gained interest in DC’s female superheroes while researching her role for Suicide Squad, and she and Hodson pitched the idea to Warner Bros soon after. Robbie will be reprising her role as Harley Quinn in the film as well as producing, but that’s all we know about it at this point. For some time, Batgirl and Black Canary have been rumored to join the DC universe on the silver screen, so if we don’t see them before then, this film could be where they debut. Other possible characters could include Huntress, Catwoman, and Poison Ivy. It’ll be DC’s second female-led film after Wonder Woman premieres in 2017, and will continue the expansion of DC’s film universe.
Hodson wrote Shut In as well as Unforgettable, a female-led thriller set to hit theaters this Spring. The female ensemble of a Birds of Prey film is a perfect example of how superheroes in popular culture have changed. Gone are the days of only seeing Spider-Man and Batman reboots. While we still have those constantly, it’s refreshing that there’s a slew of other heroes to break them up a bit.
Transformers 6 A.K.A Bumblebee is set to hit theaters June 18, 2018.
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