Suicide Squad hasn’t even hit theaters yet, but after stealing scenes in pretty much all of the marketing up to this point, it looks like Margot Robbie’s rendition of Harley Quinn will be getting a spinoff film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Surprisingly, THR says the new project is not being conceived as a solo outing – instead, it will revolved around several female DC characters, both heroes and villains.
Details are pretty scarce at this point – Warner Bros. had no comment on the rumor – but apparently a writer is already in place, and Batgirl and the Birds of Prey are just some of the possibile characters that are currently being considered for the film. Robbie seems to have been responsible for getting the ball rolling, as she reportedly got hooked on DC’s repertoire of female characters while researching the role of Harley Quinn, and is attached to the produce the spinoff along with reprising her role from Suicide Squad.
It’s a smart play for Warner Bros., who are already beating Marvel to the punch by having a female superhero headline her own film with next year’s Wonder Woman. Robbie’s portrayal has been almost universally well-received based on the marketing up to this point, and as THR points out, Harley Quinn’s comic books and merchandise are consistently among DC’s top sellers. Robbie also has a great relationship with the studio, starring alongside her Suicide Squad pal Will Smith in 2015’s Focus, and playing a pivotal role as Jane in Legend of Tarzan, which hits theaters this summer.
With details surrounding the Harley Quinn spinoff being closely guarded, it may be awhile before we learn anything official – but if Warner Bros. is presenting at San Diego Comic-Con, then that could be the perfect venue to make a announcement. We’ll keep you posted.
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