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Interesting choice for director on this one, it'll be good to see what Yan can make of it. Seems she wowed all and sundry with her presentation, so let's at least hope she's allowed some freedom. What's perhaps more fascinating is that this will go ahead before any Suicide Squad sequel. I imagine if this does well, then SS2 will happen, if not, they'll quietly let the series drop and probably bring Quinn back into the Batman movies. But who knows.

 

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Deadline is reporting that up and coming director Cathy Yan has been chosen to direct Margot Robbie in a currently-untitled DC girl gang movie said to take its cues from Birds of Prey. It is reported that Yan won the job over several more prominent male directors with the support of Robbie after an exceptional presentation to the studio.

 

Yan, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, recently landed on industry radar when her Shanghai-set debut indie feature Dead Pigs won Sundance’s World Cinema Dramatic Award for Ensemble Acting in January. That mostly Chinese-language film, which features Deadpool 2‘s Zazie Beetz, does not yet have a US release date or trailer. She will be the first female Asian director to helm a superhero film.

 

The Birds of Prey-style project was initially announced ahead of the release of Suicide Squad in summer 2016, with Warner Bros. developing the film with Robbie’s Harley Quinn as the villain and featuring a number of female DC characters, with the likes of Batgirl and the Birds of Prey reportedly also in the mix for the film. The script was penned by Christina Hodson (Bumblebee), who was recently announced to take over scripting duties on DC’s Batgirl solo movie after Joss Whedon’s departure.

 

Robbie herself was the springboard for the project, having fallen for the pantheon of DC’s female characters in her extensive research for the role of Harley Quinn. The Birds of Prey project will now apparently take priority as the next film to feature the popular Quinn character, with production expected to begin by the end of 2018 or early 2019. A Suicide Squad sequel to be directed by Gavin O’Connor is also in active development, but Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s Harley Quinn Vs The Joker romance movie and David Ayer’s Gotham City Sirens now appear to be on the backburner.

 

Robbie will head to Birds of Prey right after completing work on Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. She will produce via her LuckyChap banner alongside Sue Kroll of Kroll & Co Entertainment and Bryan Unkeless of Clubhouse Pictures.

 

The Birds of Prey are a mostly female superhero team whose ranks in the DC source material has included Oracle/Batgirl, Black Canary, Huntress, Catwoman, Hawkgirl, Power Girl, Poison Ivy, Vixen, and Katana (Karen Fukuhara), who appeared opposite Harley in Suicide Squad.

 

 

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Harley Quinn has never been in the Birds of Prey but is a member of the Gotham City Sirens, so why not just make that film, instead of shoe horning in Harley into that film.

 

The Birds of Prey would make an awesome TV show if done correctly and just took all its storylines from the fantastic comics by Gail Simone and Chuck Dixon.

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8 minutes ago, Charliemouse said:

Harley Quinn has never been in the Birds of Prey but is a member of the Gotham City Sirens, so why not just make that film, instead of shoe horning in Harley into that film.

 

The Birds of Prey would make an awesome TV show if done correctly and just took all its storylines from the fantastic comics by Gail Simone and Chuck Dixon.

 

The key phrase here being done correctly.  We all know how it can turn out.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Darhkwing said:

 

Was more that Suicide Squad was removed from Arrow because of the film.

 

Was it? They certainly didn't remove the Flash, and Superman was added to Supergirl long after Man of Steel came out.

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19 hours ago, FishyFish said:

I’d prefer her in a remake of Richard Griffiths starring 1980s BBC cyber-thriller Bird of Prey.

 

 

 

Just a feeble excuse use to post one of my favourite ever opening sequences. :)

Lovely. Never seen that before Is it any good and available anywhere? 

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On 18/04/2018 at 19:05, cassidy said:

Lovely. Never seen that before Is it any good and available anywhere? 

 

The first series is well thought of, the second not as much. There's a BBC DVD containing both series, but it's getting scarce (unless you're willing to pay silly money).

 

Clearly the title sequence designer had played Berserk. :)

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Just now, FishyFish said:

 

The first series is well though of, the second not as much. There's a BBC DVD containing both series, but it's getting scarce (unless you're willing to pay silly money).

 

Clearly the title sequence designer had played Berserk. :)

And could programme in BASIC. 

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19 hours ago, Mogster said:

 

Was it? They certainly didn't remove the Flash, and Superman was added to Supergirl long after Man of Steel came out.

 

There were quite a few reports on it around the time

 

http://sciencefiction.com/2015/04/03/taken-no-deadshot-appearances-arrow/

 

http://comicbook.com/2015/04/01/deadshot-is-officially-off-the-table-for-arrow/

 

http://screencrush.com/arrow-season-4-suicide-squad-deadshot-off-the-table/

 

And when has anything DC Filmakers done made sense 

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25 minutes ago, Mogster said:

Fair enough. It's weird how they felt Deadshot was an issue and not two of the biggest characters in the DC roster.

 

I think they expected SS to be much much much bigger than it was.

 

Or they knew it was shit and didn't want people to make unfavorable comparisons "Currently played much better on TV on Thursdays"

 

 

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