Margot Robbie and Warner Bros. Are Developing a Harley Quinn Spinoff Movie
The DC Extended Universe needs a big win, and they may have it with this summer's villain team-up movie Suicide Squad. As all of you know, Margot Robbie is set to bring the character of Harley Quinn to life for the first time in live-action in that movie, and fans are super excited about seeing her portrayal of the Joker's leading lady. And while a Suicide Squad sequel is already in the works, it looks like Robbie has no intention of walking away from that role any time soon.
THR brings word that the actress is attached to produce and star in a spinoff movie that won't be a Harley Quinn solo film, but instead will center on a handful of DC's female heroes and villains. Word is that Robbie had such a strong reaction to the character that she dove into the comic books to learn everything she could and fell in love with DC's female characters. She brought a female writer (identity currently unknown) on board to write a script for a spinoff, and when they took it to WB, the studio "snapped it up."
As for what the movie will actually be about, we're not sure, but THR has heard of a few characters that may pop up:
Details are being closely guarded but names such as Batgirl and Birds of Prey have surfaced, although in what capacity, it’s not clear.
If the fan reaction to Suicide Squad is as strong as we all think it's going to be (people LOVE those trailers), a Harley-centric female-heavy spinoff seems like a best-case scenario for the studio. We don't know enough about the script at this point to speculate about it, but let's assume that the story is great: that will mean that the studio that's bringing Wonder Woman to the big screen for the first time will also have another movie that appeals to all genders but is geared specifically toward fangirls. That's something even Marvel Studios hasn't been able to do yet, and depending on if/when this movie makes it through pre-production and starts filming, it even has a chance to beat Marvel's Captain Marvel movie into theaters. That's exactly the kind of win DC needs, and here's hoping Robbie and her writer can craft a story that lives up to those iconic comic characters.