New Harley Quinn Movie Gets A Director

Cathy Yan Is Warner Bros' Choice To Direct Margot Robbie In Next Harley Quinn Film

The trade blog reports that Warner Bros and DC Entertainment have chosen the Dead Pigs filmmaker to helm Birds Of Prey, which will see Margot Robbie return as Quinn.

Yan will be the third female filmmaker to enter the souped-up Warner Bros. superhero era, joining Patty Jenkins, who helmed Wonder Woman previous year, and Ava DuVernay, who will direct the upcoming New Gods.

She created several short films and debuted her feature film Dead Pigs earlier this year at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. The script was written by Christina Hodson, who wrote the Transformers spinoff Bumblebee, and just got hired to write the Batgirl movie. "DC previously tapped Ava DuVernay to direct 'New Gods, ' which is still in development".

Margot Robbie was determined to bring a female point of view to her franchise, and Yan's pitch for her character apparently aligned perfectly with the actress' assertion.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Yan has now joined the project, which will be based on the Birds of Prey comic book series. Suicide Squad 2, directed by Gavin O'Connor, is supposedly on the way.

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The announcement solidified Yan as the third woman, and second woman of color to direct a film in the DC Extended Universe.

The I, Tonya star portrayed the supervillain in Suicide Squad and became such a hit among fans film executives at Warner Bros. started planning a spin-off, in which she would star.

Yan has a number of writing, producing, and directing credits on her resume.

The movie is expected to go into production with star Margot Robbie later this year, along with a sequel to Suicide Squad that also has Will Smith and Jared Leto reprising their roles as Deadshot and The Joker respectively.

If the new strategy is to give the movies to directors and writers most capable of telling the character's stories, and then getting out of the way, the DC film universe might have a chance to get better.

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