Australian actress Margot Robbie has revealed that filming on “Birds of Prey,” the upcoming DC Comics-inspired film which sees the actress reprising her “Suicide Squad” role of Harley Quinn, is gearing up.
Speaking with Flickering Myth, she confirms that filming kicks off in January and the R-rated girl gang is able to take some risks as it’ll have a ‘much smaller budget’ than previous DC Comics films. She says her character will have new looks and explains to Fandom that the path this film has chosen of a DC villainess ensemble effort is better than a solo Harley Quinn film:
“I will say that there are a lot of unexplored DC female characters who are unique and complicated and dark and funny and exciting – and not just for their superpowers. Actually, the ones that excite me most don’t have superpowers at all but they have, you know, pretty great backstories and all could kind of live in the world with Harley and create this cool dynamic.
Because I don’t think girl groups… I mean all my girlfriends, we’re a huge girl gang and we’re not all the same person, everyone’s very different. I guess I was really trying to put that on screen – the way we exist in everyday life as a big girl gang. Why can’t we watch that in films more?”
Warner Bros. Pictures has set female director Cathy Yan (“Dead Pigs”) to direct the project, the first female Asian director to helm a superhero film. Christina Hodson penned the script for the film which has essentially rendered both David Ayer’s “Gotham City Sirens” and a proposed Harley & Joker romance tale obsolete.