According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is moving ahead with a Suicide Squad spin-off movie featuring Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn.
Aside from starring in it, Robbie is said to be producing the untitled movie as well. "But in an interesting twist, the project is not a Quinn solo movie," THR adds. "Rather, it would focus on several of DC’s female heroes and villains."
Who might that include? Reportedly, "names such as Batgirl and Birds of Prey have surfaced, although in what capacity, it’s not clear."
There is already a screenwriter working on the project, but the identity of said writer is not known at this time; however, "it is known that the writer is female."
And how did this all come about? "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," THR reports. "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."
23 years ago, Harley Quinn made her debut in the Emmy Award-winning Batman: The Animated Series. The creative team behind the show, Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, created Joker's bubbly and outrageous female sidekick. Funny enough, they had only planned to use her one time, but she instantly became a hit and the rest is history!
It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
Suicide Squad hits theaters August 5, 2016.
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