The Harley Quinn movie is moving forward. More details about the Suicide Squad spinoff have emerged, and it has been reported that a scriptwriter has been hired.
According to The Wrap, Christina Hodson will write the script. Hodson is also working on Bumblebee, the Transformers spinoff expected in 2018, and has penned a reboot of The Fugitive for Warner.
The site also notes that the film won’t just focus on Harley, played by Margot Robbie in this year’s supervillain team-up. The film will be a Birds of Prey movie, and could feature other female characters from the DC universe, such as Poison Ivy, Katana, Catwoman, and Circe.
In September, it was reported that Robbie would also produce the film. The actress has signed a first-look deal with Warner, meaning that the studio will have the first option to make any projects that her production company, LuckyChap Entertainment, develops there. According to THR, the Harley Quinn/Birds of Prey movie has been set up there.
Despite mixed reviews, Suicide Squad has to date made $745 million worldwide. It currently stands as the eighth biggest film of the year.