Mauled by the critics. But if there was one redeeming feature from David Ayer’s ‘Suicide Squad’, despite the gratuitous objectification on display. It was most certainly Margot Robbie’s take on the mischievous supervillain Harley Quinn.
After the success of Patty Jenkins with Wonder Woman, it seems Warner Bros are keen to enlist more female filmmakers to their DCEU properties. Most recently, A Wrinkle In Time’s Ava DuVernay was confirmed to tackle ‘New Gods’. Now it is the turn of Cathy Yan.
The Sundance award-winner (Dead Pigs) will be directing a spin-off for the character, which is set to be based on the ‘Birds Of Prey’ comic, with the main characters including Batgirl, Black Canary and Huntress.
The acquisition of Yan marks her as the first female Asian director to direct a superhero film. Providing the script will be Christina Hodson, who has already penned the screenplay for another big-budget spin-off in the form of Transformers’ Bumblebee, with production set to begin on the film later this year.
Margot Robbie graces the big screen next in Vaughn Stein’s Terminal and Josie Rourke’s Mary Queen Of Scots.