It was announced earlier today that Cathy Yan has been tapped by Warner Bros and DC Entertainment to direct the next film within the DCEU, Birds Of Prey. Now Birds of Prey is not the official title, however the film is said to be based off of that and is a “girl gang film”. It needs to be noted that no official deal is in place just yet, but the Trade is confident in assuming that Yan will land the gig, thus making her “the first female Asian director ever tapped to direct a superhero film.” This is a MAJOR DEAL once it is finalized.
Margot Robbie is picking up her baseball bat and mallet once again as Harley Quinn for the film, but it remains to be seen if she’ll be joined by the likes of Black Canary, Batgirl and Huntress. It is known that “the main characters and most of the creative braintrust are female.”
The script was written by Christina Hodson, who we recently found out was also hired to pen the Batgirl movie.
Birds of Prey (or whatever it winds up being called) is expected to commence production by year’s end or early 2019. Now other films that were in talks, Harley Quinn Vs The Joker, Gotham City Sirens as well as a direct Suicide Squad sequel are all supposedly still in the works, but have now been put on the backburner.