Birds of Prey, the new DC production in which Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) teams with Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Cassandra Cain (Ella Jay Basco) and Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez), take made comic book lovers wonder why Barbara Gordon / Batgirl was not included in this female “shock team”.
Gail Simone, who wrote and contributed to a lot of famous comics – worked on the stories of Deadpool and Catwoman, of Wonder Woman and Red Sonja, but also of Batgirl, plus the group from Birds of Prey – offered an enthusiastic response on his Twitter account.
“And I’m a little disappointed with Barbara’s lack of it, but she’ll get a lot of attention and admiration in her upcoming DC movies,” she said.
A standalone Batgirl movie has been in development for several years, but Harley Quinn’s popularity has further delayed the character’s appearance on the big screen. The script will also cover Christina Hodson (who worked on Birds of Prey), and after Joss Whedon gave up the project – last year in February – the DC guys are looking for a suitable director.
“He’s such a great character and so different from Harley! I’m going to have a lot of fun working on her story, but I can’t tell you anything yet. I’m just excited for her because she’ll have her own movie, just like the other superheroes, ”Hodson said.
“There were so many versions of the character! Some of its features always appear and I look forward to developing it further. Every time I imagine a character that existed before in a particular form, whether it’s comics, movies or something else, I always hope to bring something new, bring that character to life in an original way, but which is his own – even if it’s iconic figures like Harley Quinn or Batgirl. And I think the fans will want novelty, originality, want something they have never seen before, “said the scriptwriter.
But here are the DC productions that we will see until the release of Batgirl: Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) hits theaters on February 7, 2020, Wonder Woman 1984 launches on June 5, 2020, The Batman on 25 June 2021, The Suicide Squad arrives on August 6, 2021, and Aquaman 2 on December 16, 2022.