As Birds of Prey builds hype with the casting of Ewan McGregor as Black Mask, more eyes are focusing on the screenwriter Christina Hodson and her future with the DC superheroes. Hodson sat down with the Los Angeles Times to talk about her latest blockbuster Bumblebee. During the interview, Hodson shared her excitement about writing Birds of Prey and working on the new Batgirl film on the horizon.
For the @LATimes: I was thrilled to write about Christina Hodson — writer of BUMBLEBEE, BIRDS OF PREY and BATGIRL — who really, REALLY loves TERMINATOR 2 (as do I) and dispels the tired notion that women don't want to write/watch big action blockbusters https://t.co/6LsTYlTOlp— jen yamato (@jenyamato) November 1, 2018
Hodson explains how much Terminator 2 inspired her to jump into screenwriting. Finding emotion during all the action of a big blockbuster is hard to do, and she's up for the task of finding that realness in the cast of Birds of Prey.
Christina Hodson is Super Excited to Write the Batgirl Movie https://t.co/6s14UEKQcB— Bleeding Cool (@bleedingcool) November 6, 2018
“Mostly, I want my nieces to grow up in a world where the girls and women they see on screen feel as varied and complicated as they are,” Hodson said. With the Birds of Prey, she will have ample opportunity to explore conflicted women trying to do their best in a violent world.
The addition of Harley Quinn to the franchise hammers in that complexity. "
Hodson has to keep mum on Batgirl for now, but explained why the character appeals to her so much. Always a Batman fan and less interested in the supernatural elements of the character, Hodson sees Batgirl as an excellent playground to see what happens when "people are backed into a corner."
Birds of Prey is set to begin production next year in Jan. of 2019.