Harley Quinn Spinoff Movie Finds Director in Cathy Yan

17 April, 2018, 20:24 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
  • The filmmaker will helm a movie featuring Margot Robbie's breakout 'Suicide Squad' character

Cathy Yan is in negotiations to direct Margot Robbie's untitled Harley Quinn spin-off film based on the Birds of Prey storyline in the comics, EW has learned.

It looks like Warner Bros.is lining up their next superhero movie.

Despite her inexperience, Deadline reports that Warner Bros. was impressed with her "exceptional" presentation and Robbie pushed for a female director.

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DC's new gang of female characters has found a ringleader. If the deal is completed, she will join Patty Jenkins as the second female superhero director in Warner's family, and the first Asian female tapped to direct a superhero film.

DC Comics' Birds of Prey are an global crimefighting team featuring heroines such as Oracle (Barbara Gordon), Black Canary (Dinah Laurel Lance) and the Huntress (Helena Bertinelli). The script was written by Christina Hodson, who wrote the "Transformers" spinoff "Bumblebee" and was hired to replace Joss Whedon in penning the "Batgirl" movie. As for Suicide Squad 2, Warrior director Gavin O'Connor is set to direct the project with Robbie, Jared Leto, and Will Smith returning for the sequel. She is still negotiating to star with Leo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. She wrote and directed numerous short films before stepping up to features with Dead Pigs. Two others, Harley Quinn Vs The Joker and Gotham City Sirens with Suicide Squad helmer David Ayer, seem further in the distance.

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