The list of potential Harley Quinn films for Margot Robbie to star in has been whittled down to three. It appears that there are no longer plans to release a solo movie for The Joker’s main moll, and the reported ‘Gotham City Sirens’ has now morphed into a ‘Birds of Prey’ picture. (‘Birds of Prey’ has been rumored for some time as a separate project.) Now the question becomes, which will actually go into production first? Here’s all the info we have on each project.
Suicide Squad 2 – This one appears to be going into production soon, as star Joel Kinnaman recently posted a photo of himself and costars Jai Courtney and Jay Hernandez getting back in shape for the upcoming movie. Filming will most likely begin in the fall, once Will Smith completes ‘Gemini Man’. Gavin O’Connor is working on the script and is expected to direct.
One huge factor working in ‘Suicide Squad 2”s favor is that it will introduce box office powerhouse Dwayne Johnson into the world of DC Comics. The plot for the sequel is that the Squad is tasked with tracking down a weapon of mass destruction– none other than ‘Shazam!’ baddie Black Adam, whom The Rock is attached to play. After the back-to-back successes of ‘Fate of the Furious’ and ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’, Warner Brothers is surely dying to inject a bit of that mojo into the flailing DC Film Universe.
Birds of Prey – Christina Hodson is working on this screenplay, which will pit a group of female heroes against female villains. It was previously reported that David Ayer had skipped directing ‘Suicide Squad 2’ in order to make a ‘Gotham City Sirens’ film, with Robbie attached to both star and produce. That film would have introduced Catwoman and Poison Ivy. Now that the film has been revised into ‘Birds of Prey’ that could still be the case and Ayer may transition over to this project.
In the comics, the Birds of Prey are mainly Black Canary and Barbara Gordon, either as Oracle or Batgirl. Joss Whedon is working on a solo ‘Batgirl’ movie, so she likely won’t appear in this one. Other potential Birds include The Huntress, Lady Blackhawk, Big Barda, Katana (also from ‘Suicide Squad’), Starling and Vixen, as well as several more.
Robbie has expressed a desire to surround Harley with “her girls” so this would be a perfect opportunity.
Joker Vs. Harley – ‘Crazy, Stupid Love’ directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are attached to write and possibly direct this film, which is described as being in the vein of ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’ but with Jared Leto’s Joker and Robbie’s Harley in the starring roles. It would explore the twisted love story between these two criminals.
Fans are eager to see Robbie in the Harley role again, after she stole the first ‘Suicide Squad’ out from underneath the feet of bigger names like Will Smith. And Robbie has also expressed a desire to get back into the grease paint.
She is currently receiving a lot of buzz for her portrayal of disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding in the biopic ‘I, Tonya’, so it would be wise for Warner Brothers to cash in on that recognition by getting her back into her breakout role.
Which of these projects would you most be interested in seeing?
Source: The Wrap