Following the breaking news that DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. had selected and hired Cathy Yan to direct the upcoming Birds of Prey film, it looks like the men and women behind the scenes are hard at work to create a story worthy of the hype surrounding the all-female comic book film.
According to Justin Kroll, a writer for Variety, two versions of the script are being shopped around Warner Bros. Pictures. The interesting thing to take away from the following tweets is that Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and the yet-to-be-cast Barbara Gordon AKA Batgirl. Check them out for yourself below:
To break this down, this means that both scripts have Harley Quinn and Batgirl leading the team. In the comics, the Birds of Prey has an extensive roster with the likes of Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Vixen, and Hawkgirl being a part of the team at some point. However, despite which script is chosen and adapted for the big screen, Quinn and Gordon will be the stars of the show.
Kroll also mentions that Suicide Squad 2 could be filming immediately after production of Birds of Prey wraps. This may be the idea to keep Margot Robbie around to film both. Suicide Squad was init ally scheduled to begin filming in June of this year but it was moved to place Birds of Prey on the fast track.
What do you think? Does this idea of Harley Quinn and Batgirl appearing as strange-bedfellows in the DCEU appeal to you? Let us know in the comments below and @superbromovies.