Margot Robbie to Play MARIAN in a Solo Movie About Maid Marian Taking On Robin Hood's Mantle
Man, Hollywood is straight-up obsessed with all things Robin Hood right now. Perhaps it's that the "rob the rich to give to the poor" mentality seems especially relevant right now, but for whatever reason, multiple studios have Robin Hood movies in the works...and a new contender just popped up as well. Deadline reports that Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie is set to star in Marian, which is being described as "Braveheart meets Game of Thrones."
Robbie will play Maid Marian from the Robin Hood stories, but with a twist: this time, she takes on the Robin Hood mantle herself. Here's the synopsis:
After a conspiracy to conquer England in which the love of her life Robin Hood dies before her eyes, Marian picks up the cause to lead her people into a pivotal war. She comes to power, charging into a battle that will not only decide the fate of the kingdom but will see her don the mantle of the man she loved. In the process, she rises as a legend herself.
Sounds like they're taking a page out of Snow White and the Huntsman's playbook and giving the female lead much more to do. I didn't really like that movie very much, but hopefully rookie screenwriter Pete Barry has found a fresh way to accomplish a similar goal. I have to say, the idea of Marian becoming the new Robin Hood, and that "character" becoming immortal in a sort of Dread Pirate Roberts type of scenario, sounds super promising to me. What do you all think?