‘Suicide Squad’ anti-heroine Harley Quinn is getting her own movie.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the iconic Batman character will be getting a spin-off movie… with Margot Robbie reprising the role.
“Months ahead of the opening of Suicide Squad, Warner Bros. is already contemplating a spin-off for the DC Entertainment anti-heroine, Harley Quinn,” they revealed. “Margot Robbie, who stars as the villainess in Suicide Squad, is attached to reprise the character and would also produce the untitled spin-off.”
But it looks as though she won’t be alone…
“In an interesting twist, the project is not a Quinn solo movie,” they explain. “Rather, it would focus on several of DC’s female heroes and villains, with names such as Batgirl and Birds of Prey surfacing.”
Of course, Batgirl has long been rumoured to appear in the DC universe. And while she never quite made it into ‘Batman V Superman’ it looks as though the upcoming Harley Quinn film could be her time to shine.
But who else will join them?
There are certainly plenty of excellent female heroes and villains amongst DC’s back catalogue –Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Supergirl to name just a few.
Could we even see Cara Delevingne reprise her role as Enchantress?
“Details are being closely guarded but names such as Batgirl and Birds of Prey have surfaced, although in what capacity, it’s not clear,” they explained. “Warner Bros. isn’t commenting.”
And it sounds as though the project is really moving forward.
Apparently, there’s also a writer already attached and penning the script as we speak… although again, details have been kept firmly under wraps, except to note that the writer is female.
“Sources say that Robbie was the impetus for the project, adding that when she got the part for the movie, she dove deep into the comics to learn as much as possible on the character. In the process, she fell for DC’s female characters. She brought on the writer to help develop the project and brought it Warners, which snapped it up.”
Of course, a Harley Quinn movie seems like a no-brainer.
Although the character debuted as a sidekick and girlfriend to the villainous Joker, she soon captured the imagination of comic book fans… and has become a firm fan favourite.
Not to mention her appearances in the recent ‘Suicide Squad’ trailers.
Will Warner Bros. be onto a winner? For now, we’ll have to wait and see.
But a Harley Quinn movie is definitely a good thing.
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