‘Suicide Squad’ doesn’t hit theaters until August 5th, but Warner Brothers appears to really love what they’ve already seen. The studio gave director David Ayer millions (reportedly tens of millions) to shoot additional action scenes (and possibly more humorous moments). Now comes word that Margot Robbie will be headlining her own ‘Harley Quinn’ movie!
Well, actually it won’t be a ‘Harley’ solo film, but is said to be a movie that focuses on this character with additional female heroes and villains. Considering that Wonder Woman played by Gal Gadot was nearly EVERYONE’S favorite part of ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’, WB might be getting hip to the fact that movie goers are dying to see more powerful female leads in superhero films.
According to reports, it was Robbie who pitched the film to Warner Brothers and even selected a female screenwriter who is said to already be working on the script.
Everything else at this point is SPECULATION, but there is talk that the movie may end up being a ‘Batgirl’ movie with Harley as the villain or possibly even ‘Birds of Prey’. It’s also been rumored that Black Canary could play a role in ‘Justice League’, and if so, that could lead to a ‘Birds of Prey’ film down the line. Robbie is said to have fully immersed herself in DC Comics history when she landed the role in ‘Suicide Squad’ and fell in love with the female characters.
Harley Quinn currently stars in her own comics, which outsell ‘Wonder Woman’ and is one of the most popular DC characters in terms of merchandising, not unlike Marvel’s ‘Deadpool’ who scored big at the box office in February.
Are you excited that Harley Quinn already has another film in the works? What other characters would you like to see appear?
‘Suicide Squad’ directed by David Ayer and starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Viola Davis, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adam Beach, Jay Hernandez, and Karen Fukahara with Ben Affleck hits theaters on August 5, 2016.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter