Cathy Yan Will Direct Margot Robbie in HARLEY QUINN Film

18 April, 2018, 01:51 | Author: Courtney Perry
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Deadline is reporting that Cathy Han may be directing the planned Harley Quinn movie over at Warner Brothers.

In a historic move, Warner Bros. has tapped Chinese-American Cathy Yan to direct a DC spinoff based on Harley Quinn, starring Margot Robbie, according to Deadline. Robbie reportedly insisted on a female director for the project.

DC Entertainment is set to make history with its now untitled all-female superhero movie spotlighting the stand-out character from "Suicide Squad", Harley Quinn. Hodson also is writing the Batgirl movie.

Production is slated to begin at the end of the year alongside Suicide Squad 2.


And should a Birds of Prey film utilise the connection Robbie has with Jared Leto's Joker from Suicide Squad or ignore him entirely?

Although many details of the film are not yet known, it will reportedly be produced in part by Robbie's LuckyChap Entertainment production company, with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment also being involved with the upcoming production. Upon graduating, she worked as a journalist for the Wall Street Journal in New York, Beijing and Hong Kong before following her dreams as a filmmaker.

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.

Given this information, some fans may understandably be wondering what's happening with the slew of other Harley Quinn spinoffs now in development. Yan's indie film "Dead Pigs" won a World Cinema Dramatic Award for Ensemble Acting at the Sundance festival. For the film, only Quinn has officially been announced to appear. Yan becomes the second woman to direct a DC Comics film, following Patty Jenkins' wildly successful Wonder Woman, which starred Gal Gadot as the super-powered Amazonian princess. According to Deadline, the projects (including David Ayer's Gotham City Sirens) are still happening.

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