With Suicide Squad set to flesh out the grimier and goofier aspects of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) on August 5th this year, the onscreen version of Harley Quinn is already capturing the hearts of fans and now Warner Bros is in talks to develop a spin-off starring the venerable vixen herself.
Played by Margot Robbie (The Wolf Of Wall Street) in the upcoming Suicide Squad, The Hollywood Reporter states that she spear-headed the effort herself, hiring a as-of-now-unnamed female screenwriter to pitch it to execs. The other piece of information is that the film will also feature female heroes from DC as well, possibly including Batgirl (Jenna Malone’s role is being reinstated in the upcoming Director’s Cut of Batman V Superman fyi) and Birds of Prey (a typically all-female superhero team-up that has included Black Canary, Huntress, and Lady Blackhawk to name a few). Harley Quinn debuted in Batman: The Animated Series as the sassy and deranged on again/off again partner to the The Joker (Puddin’) and has gone on to become integral in the comics, video games, and more.
There are no concrete details or official announcements yet, but with Wonder Woman landing June 2nd, 2017 and this film now on the table, could DC and Warner Bros beat Marvel to the punch when it comes to representing female heroes (and anti-heroes) on the big screen in their films? In other words, where’s my Black Widow movie? I’m excited to see this story develop.
Are you excited at the prospect of a Harley Quinn solo movie? Let us know in the comments below what female super heroes you’d like to see in the film as well and what storylines from the comics you’d like to see happen!
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