Suicide Squad is the worst movie I’ve ever seen. Any time I write anything about DC, I need to take a second to mention that Suicide Squad is garbage. DC had decided that Margot Robbie was going to be the star of this franchise before they even wrote the original script and after rumors upon rumors of what’s next for the Harley Quinn character, they appear to actually be getting like, a film crew together for the Birds of Prey.
Back in April, Warner Bros. and DC Films tapped Cathy Yan to direct Birds of Prey, so the move to get this up and running as quickly as possible with an all-female crew is unsurprising. Warner Bros. hired Bumblebee and Shut In writer Christina Hodson to pen one of the scripts for a Harley Quinn/Birds of Prey spin-off back in 2016. Birds of Prey has multiple scripts and each of them include Harley Quinn and Batgirl as the main characters.
This is huge news for myself and anyone who wants a DC movie that doesn’t have a third act where everything is gray and on fire and the world is about to end. Wonder Woman was incredible anddd then all of a sudden there was fire everywhere and I had no idea what movie I was watching. It was like I sat on my remote control and accidentally changed the channel.
Birds of Prey is an all-female comic series starring Batgirl and the women of Gotham City including Poison Ivy, Catwoman and The Huntress. Batgirl is one of the most interesting characters in the DC Universe and after reports of Joss Whedon dropping out on making her solo film, it’s good to see that Barbara Gordon will make her big screen debut.
Now what are the chances that DC actually makes a good movie? Zero percent? Justice League was fun and I didn’t hate it but after watching Infinity War, I don’t think I can ever go back and watch Justice League again. I will never forgive DC for making me go see Batman V. Superman on opening night. I’m pissed thinking about it.
Regardless of how many times DC hurts me, I’ll be there in 2020 for Birds of Prey with the special effect not even done. I hate me.
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