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'Birds of Prey': Margot Robbie wants the Harley Quinn spin-off to have an adult classification

Daveena Kataria Wednesday 16 May 2018

Not long ago, we revealed that DC had plans for a new film called 'Birds of Prey'. Most recently, Cathy Yan was appointed as the director. For some time, actress, Margot Robbie has been advocating for an all-female DC film, and now, it looks like things are starting to take shape.

Speaking to Collider, Robbie confirmed that she's been working on the project for a couple of years: "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".

 Margot Robbie

It's clear Robbie's been pushing for what could be DC's first adult rated film for some years. The actress reportedly pitched the idea while filming on set for 'Suicide Squad', and although it's been some time since its inception and despite the possibility of 'Birds of Prey' getting a lower classification, Robbie remains hopeful. "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". The idea is certainly innovative, and after hearing about the effort that's gone into it, we can only hope the final product pays off.

Other projects

The actress behind Harley Quinn also revealed that further projects involving her character are on the way. Currently, the studio is working on other spin-offs like 'Gotham City Sirens' or a different production in which Quinn would star alongside the Joker. For now, Robbie is heavily involved with 'Birds of Prey' and, as she told Moviefone, hopes it will show an "authentically female perspective". Christina Hodson, who's also working on the screenplays for 'Bumblebee' and 'Batgirl' will be fulfilling the same role for 'Birds of Prey'.

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