With most of the buzz regarding the DC Cinematic Universe centering on development deals and what is in the rumor mill, it is always reassuring to hear from the people directly involved in these projects. Margot Robbie, star of Suicide Squad, has given fans a taste of what to expect in the upcoming Birds Of Prey film. Recently in a pair of interviews, below are some highlights:
Her R-rated pitch for the Birds Of Prey movie:
“I pitched the idea of an R-rated girl gang film including Harley, because I was like, ‘Harley needs friends,’” ….. “Harley loves interacting with people, so don’t ever make her do a standalone film. She’s got to be with other people, it should be a girl gang. I wasn’t seeing enough girl gangs on-screen, especially in the action space. So that was always a big part of it.”
The importance of having a female director (Cathy Yan) for the movie:
“And then of course having a female director to tell that story. And giving a female director the chance to do big budget stuff. They always get ‘Here’s the tiny little film’… I was like, ‘I love action. I love action films. I’m a girl. What, are we meant to only like a specific thing’?” So it was a hugely important to find a female director for this, if possible. But at the end of the day — male, female — the best director gets the job and Cathy was the best director.
On her involvement with other DC Cinematic Universe projects:
“I know that they were exploring ‘Gotham City Sirens’ with David Ayer, and I know they were exploring a Joker and Harley Quinn movie, and they were exploring doing I don’t know what else. I wasn’t a part of those. I was focusing on this. I kept presenting it to the studio until they felt it was at a point where they were ready to do it. And now we’re all in.”
As can be seen by hat Robbie had to say, the movie seems to be progressing, in a way that tis biggest star is more than optimistic.