Margot Robbie’s portrayal of Harley Quinn was the brightest spot of ‘Suicide Squad’ so it was no surprise when Warner Brothers quickly gave Robbie an executive producer role on a solo movie. Robbie enticed ‘Squad’ director David Ayer to handle this film instead of ‘Squad 2’ (Gavin O’Connor took over the sequel) and it soon morphed from a Harley solo outing into ‘Gotham City Sirens’ another ensemble that, should it follow the comics, will also feature Catwoman and Poison Ivy. But of course, Robbie’s Harley will be on hand for ‘Squad 2’, even without Ayer. There’s no way WB would let the one part of the first movie that everyone liked be omitted from the follow-up. But then, on top of that came word that Harley and Jared Leto’s Joker would also re-team for a movie focusing on their twisted relationship. Word has it, that film will be based on the graphic novel ‘Mad Love’ at least in some capacity.
Now it seems, she is working on a FOURTH upcoming ‘Harley Quinn’ movie. As she recently revealed:
“There’s a lot going on right now. I’ve been working on a separate spin-off for Harley Quinn for a while now. I don’t think anyone knows what’s gonna be the next thing to happen, but I think everyone’s keen to get Harley back on screen.”
But that doesn’t mean that this film is replacing any of the others. In particular, Robbie seems very excited to tackle ‘Gotham City Sirens’, a project she pitched to WB.
“I want to see her with other women. I kept saying when we were shooting Suicide Squad, ‘She needs her girlfriends,’ she needs other girls around her because she loves that. You see it in the comics. She loves meeting people, any people, but she needs her girl gang.”
Robbie seems very well-versed on Harley’s comic book origins and seems keenly aware of the character’s massive fanbase:
“I think when it comes to something that has such a huge fan base already, you obviously want to do the fans justice. You want to show them the characters they fell in love with, but you also can’t be paralyzed by the idea of, ‘How do we please everyone?’ because it’s just not going to happen with any film.”
What do you think of a mini-Harley universe of movies? Is this too much of a demented thing? Is this bad gal popular enough to support her own franchise?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter