We’re still a ways off from the Birds of Prey press tour, in fact the cast and crew are still working on reshoots for the movie in LA as we speak. But scriptwriter Christina Hodson recently sat down with Total Film (via Games Radar) and discussed developing the script for the upcoming DC Films release.
“Margot knew she wanted to tell a ‘Harley Quinn plus girls’ story,” says Hodson. “That was kind of where she began with it. She knew she wanted a girl gang. She wanted Harley to have friends.”
It transpires that Robbie met with Hodson four years ago (before Suicide Squad had even opened) to start thrashing out ideas, and Robbie “had naturally gravitated towards the Birds of Prey”, explains Hodson. “She’s a comic-book fan. Obviously, you know, it’s not a traditional team-up. So then it was about finding fun, inventive ways of doing that. Warners were very supportive in terms of letting me go off-leash.”
Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary and Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya. The movie will be directed by Cathy Yan and arrives in cinemas on February 7, 2020.