Screenwriter Christina Hodson is scripting the Harley Quinn/Birds of Prey spinoff for Warner Bros. and DC Films, TheWrap has learned exclusively.
The film is not a Quinn solo movie, but rather would feature multiple female superheroes — and possibly villains — in the DC Comics universe.
Margot Robbie, last seen as the Harley Quinn in “Suicide Squad,” is attached to reprise her role as Quinn and is also producing the untitled project.
The Australian actress, who made her big screen debut in 2013’s “About Time” and co-starred opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” is said to have fallen in love with DC’s female characters.
Warner Bros. is not commenting officially about the project and it’s not yet clear how each character mentioned will be fleshed out onscreen.
Hodson is a hot commodity, as the screenwriter has made the Black List with scripts three different times since turning to writing four years ago. One of those, her spec script “The Eden Project,” sold in a splashy deal to Sony and Material Pictures. Hodson has also written a reboot of “The Fugitive” for Warner Bros and producer Arnold Kopelson.
Hodson also wrote “Bumblebee,” the first spinoff of Paramount’s billion-dollar “Transformers” franchise, based on the popular Autobot in the series. The studio will shortly go out to directors.
Hodson is represented by CAA, Kaplan/Perrone Ent. and Ziffren Brittenham.