If there’s one standout star of the Batman franchise that deserves a film, it’s Harley Quinn. The Joker’s sidekick, and “Suicide Squad” lead, is expected to star in her own film from the studio, and she’s bringing some backup.
The Warner Bros. film will feature quite a few female characters from the DC Universe, early reports indicate that Batgirl and Birds of Prey will both appear in the film. The studio is hoping to spin-off the character from “Suicide Squad” and Margot Robbie is expected to reprise the role.
Several sources indicate that Robbie herself is the one pushing for the project, falling in love with the DC Comics’ character while working on the role for Suicide Squad. If the film moves into its final stages, Robbie is also expected to be a producer on the new film.
While the story is expected to follow Quinn, it’s not a solo piece. The film will feature several main female characters from the DC Universe; both hero and villain. Right now Batgirl and Birds of Prey are the only names mentioned, but Warner Bros. does enjoy adding a new Cat Woman every few years. The studio also has a new Wonder Woman to work with, who is also getting her own movie.
While several major outlets have reported the film, THR being the first, the studio has not officially announced the new project. The same early reports say that Robbie brought on a female write to work on the screenplay, but she remains anonymous at this time.
DC fans can still get excited about “Suicide Squad,” which of course stars Margot Robbie, the film opens in theaters August 5, 2016. That film stars two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (“The Pursuit of Happyness,” “Ali,” “Focus”) as Deadshot; Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight Rises,” “Mad Max: Fury Road”) as Rick Flagg; Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” upcoming “Focus,” the “Tarzan” movie) as Harley Quinn; Oscar winner Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club,” “Alexander”) as the Joker; Jai Courtney (“Divergent,” “The Water Diviner”) as Boomerang; and Cara Delevingne (“Anna Karenina,” “Pan”) as Enchantress.