Birds of Prey: Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn Spinoff, Written by Woman

Christina Hodson will pen the script for Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn spinoff, Birds of Prey, and having a woman writing the movie changes a lot for the supervillain.

Margot Robbie accepts the award for best actress in a comedy for “I, Tonya” at the 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

“Harley is such a complicated character, she was created by a man and I think he did an amazing job with her, but she is flawed, complicated, has so many different angles,” Hodson said at the Future of Film Is Female discussion at Comic-Con

Hodson said she hates when Quinn gets written as just a plus-one character for Joker, and is looking to write her as her own person in the upcoming film.

“She was born as Joker’s girlfriend and Joker’s love interest,” Hodson, who also wrote the screenplay for the upcoming Transformers spinoff, Bumblebee, said. “And she’s so much more than that, so I’m excited to see her as her own person.”