It may be something of an understatement to say that the audience reaction to ‘Suicide Squad‘ was a bit mixed. But if there’s one thing fans tend to agree on, it’s that Margot Robbie’s take on Harley Quinn stole the show. It’s because of this that she has rapidly found herself on the DC Extended Universe’s A-list.
Indeed, Harley’s future in the DCEU is nothing if not bright. In addition to a planned ‘Suicide Squad’ sequel, Warner was quick to confirm that they were at work on what the studio described as a “Harley Quinn spinoff“, though they were quick to note that the spinoff would not be a solo film. While that may at first glance seem counterintuitive, Warner has confirmed today that the in addition to Quinn, the film with also feature the Birds of Prey. Based on the superheroine team’s traditional comic book roster, the inclusion of the Birds of Prey means that we are likely to see DCEU versions of Huntress, Black Canary, and possibly even (at long last) Barbara Gordon.
Additionally, the studio has confirmed that screenwriting duties for the as yet untitled film will fall to Christina Hodson. Hodson, a former development executive, is a newcomer to the world of screenwriting, whose first credited screenplay is for ‘Shut In’, which opens this weekend. In addition to ‘Shut In’, she has a slate of upcoming projects that includes Denise Di Novi’s ‘Unforgettable’, and a just-announced script for a ‘Transformers’ spinoff that will feature the character Bumblebee.
‘Suicide Squad’ will be available on digital platforms on November 15, 2016 with Blu-ray and DVD releases following on December 13. In addition to the theatrical cut of the film, the home video releases will also include an extended cut, with thirteen minutes of additional footage.
Be sure to check back with ScienceFiction.com for more on the untitled Harley Quinn/Birds of Prey film as it becomes available.