The DC Extended Universe – or DCEU – took off with something of a bumpy start, what with Batman V Superman being such a controversial film receiving so many mixed reviews. Luckily for them, they have another film scheduled to release this year, which will hopefully help them win back the hearts of fans. Suicide Squad is set to release in Summer 2016, and will feature a group of villains enlisted by the Government to do some good to reduce their sentences. A few trailers have been released, and it seems that Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) is already a fan favorite character. Even though the movie has yet to come out, people have already been clamoring for Joker’s psycho girlfriend to receive her own film. Luckily, it looks like their prayers have been answered.
THR came forward with an exclusive, which announced that the character is set to receive her own movie. Don’t be misled though, this won’t be a solo film for Quinn. Apparently the film is set to feature multiple popular DC female heroes and villains alike. This news is still being kept pretty tightly under wraps, but a few names that have been said in regards to the film are Birds of Prey and Batgirl.
As well as what looks like female characters, we can probably expect a female writer behind the film as well. The interesting thing is that the Harley Quinn actress herself is basically the reason this is even happening. Sources have stated “Robbie was the impetus for the project…she dove deep into the comics to learn as much as possible on the character. In the process, she fell for DC’s female characters. She brought on the writer to help develop the project and brought it to Warners, which snapped it up.”
One thing to remember is that a film like this mostly depends on how well Suicide Squad does. If that film doesn’t sell, then this film can easily be scrapped. Even so, it seems like there’s a good vision behind this, and if done right, fans will eat it up. What do you guys think about this? Excited to see a Harley Quinn- centered film? Which female DC characters would you want to see brought to the big screen? Sound off in the comment section below.
Suicide Squad is scheduled to release on August 5th, 2016.
No official announcements on the Harley Quinn film.