It’s been rumored for awhile, but now it’s apparently official: actress Margot Robbie is getting her own Harley Quinn spin-off film that will possibly pair her with other well-known ladies of the DC Extended Universe. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the very in-demand actress just signed a first-look deal with Warner Brothers studios, where she recently starred in not only Suicide Squad, but also Tarzan and Focus (alongside her Suicide Squad co-star Will Smith). As part of that deal, the report confirms that Robbie will star and executive produce a Suicide Squad spinoff for her character Harley Quinn, which is said to co-star other DC heroines.
Nerdist has reached out to Warner Bros. for further confirmation and comment and will update this post as more information becomes available.
So what could this Harley Quinn and DC heroines movie be? Current rumors suggest it could be Harley and the so-called “Gotham City Sirens,” a.k.a. Poison Ivy and Catwoman teaming up against Batgirl and the Birds of Prey (Black Canary and the Huntress). All of these characters are extremely popular with fans—especially female fans, who are already seriously under represented in superhero films as it is (although with the coming Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel films, hopefully that’s changing soon). Robbie is cited as executive producing, though neither a writer or director has been attached to the project (yet).
Even if this Harley/DC heroines movie is indeed a done deal, it could be awhile before it hits theaters. Robbie is first developing and producing a Tonya Harding biopic called I, Tonya—where she’ll portray the disgraced Olympic figure skater and tabloid headline regular—and developing an adaptation of the novel Bad Monkeys. Both of these projects could keep her too busy to get back into the make-up and booty shorts of Harleen Quinzel for the next couple of years. But sooner or later, Harley will be back.
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