In addition to Suicide Squad 2, the Joker/Harley Quinn movie, and Gotham City Sirens, Margot Robbie has been independently developing her own Harley Quinn story, which she recently revealed in an interview with MTV. The actress – who’s currently getting a lot of awards buzz for her portrayal of Tonya Harding in I, Tonya – recently broke the news that we might be seeing a lot more Harley Quinn in the next couple of years. As arguably the only thing that worked about Suicide Squad, Warner Bros. and DC need to refocus like they did following Wonder Woman, figure out what works, and just keep doing it.
During an interview with MTV, Robbie said:
“Yeah, I’ve been working on it for two years now. I mean, it’s hard to kind of talk about it, because all the stuff is kind of under lock and key. But I’ve been working on a separate, spin-off Harley thing for a while now. I want to see her with other women,” Robbie explained. “I kept saying when we were shooting Suicide Squad, I was like ‘She needs her girlfriends.’ She needs other girls around her, because she loves that. You see that in the comics, she loves meeting people, any people. But she needs a little girl gang.”
If you’re reading this and thinking, “isn’t that what Gotham City Sirens is?” Robbie insists that it’s a different project. Putting Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Catwoman together is going to make for a great movie, but Robbie wants characters who are specific to Harley Quinn’s world.
“No, it’s a totally separate one… Yeah, there’s a lot going on right now. I’m not sure anyone knows what’s going to be the next thing, but everyone is itching to get Harley back on-screen.”
It’s interesting that the only successful part of the DCEU thus far has been its prominent female characters, and I wonder if that will continue to be the case as the franchise moves forward. It seems like the studio is focusing on any project that could potentially include Harley Quinn or Wonder Woman, so I expect we’ll be seeing one of them pop up in every DC movie from now until the end of time. Hell, someone might be thinking ahead and already started working on a Wonder Woman v Harley Quinn script.
Justice League is in theaters now.
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