It won’t be long before we see Margot Robbie return as Harley Quinn, as Warner Bros’ Birds of Prey has finally set a date for production to begin.
Heroic Hollywood has reported that Birds of Prey will begin production in January 2019, presumably after Robbie has completed filming on Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Last month, it was announced that Warner Bros. had hired Dead Pigs’ Cathy Yan to helm the project, making her the first Asian woman to direct a DC Comics movie, and the third female director overall following the hiring of Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman) and Ava DuVernay (New Gods).
The studio seems very dedicated to making the female superhero team-up as diverse as possible behind the camera as well, reportedly hiring an all-female crew to work behind the scenes.
In the comics, the Birds of Prey consist of Black Canary, Huntress, and Barbara Gordon’s Oracle, and a report from Variety has appeared to confirm that Robbie’s Harley Quinn will take on the role of the film’s “crazed supervillain.” The cast, characters, and plot details are still relatively unknown, but Robbie has previously described the film as an “R-rated girl gang movie.”
The actress has also revealed that she has been working on this concept with Bumblebee’s Christina Hodson for three years, and explained that it is the only Harley project that she has been involved in, silencing the rumours of David Ayer’s Gotham City Sirens and the Harley & Joker spinoff.
No news on when Birds of Prey will arrive, however we will bring you more on the project when we have it.