New Harley Quinn Movie Gets A Director

Cathy Yan Margot Robbie Harley Quinn

Warner Bros and DC Entertainment have chosen Cathy Yan to be the director of an untitled girl gang movie, likely the next superhero film to be graced by Suicide Squad scene-stealer Harley Quinn, in the form of Margot Robbie. As for Suicide Squad 2, Warrior director Gavin O'Connor is set to direct the project with Robbie, Jared Leto, and Will Smith returning for the sequel.

The project will be based on "Birds of Prey", which follows the story of Harley Quinn teaming up with other crime fighters, including Black Canary, Batgirl, and Huntress.

The screenplay for the Harley Quinn vehicle was written by Christina Hodson, who also will write "Batgirl" after Joss Whedon's exit. Deadline reports Yan's movie will be first on the docket.

Robbie firmly stated that she wanted a woman to direct the picture.

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Yan was born in China and later raised in Hong Kong and Washington, D.C. After graduating from Princeton University, she obtained an MBA and an MFA from New York University in New York City. Beyond that, she's mostly worked on short films as a producer and writer. Dead Pigs won the World Cinema Dramatic Award for Ensemble Acting at this year's Sundance film festival, and will hopefully hit local cinemas sometime this year.

Yan joins DC's growing roster of female directors, which includes Patty Jenkins of Wonder Woman and Ava DuVernay of the recently announced New Gods movie.

Hope is rekindled for the popular Margot Robbie character. Marvel Studios, after nearly landing Jenkins for the film that would become Thor: The Dark World, will release Captain Marvel - co-directed by Anna Boden, the first woman to have a directing credit on a Marvel Cinematic Universe film - next March.

Production is planned for the end of the year, since Robbie is now in negotiations to play Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood", Variety reported.

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