All Those Possible Harley Quinn Projects Have Reportedly Been Narrowed Down to Three
It’s no secret that DC and Warner Bros. have been trying to figure out where to go next with Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn. One of the breakout characters from Suicide Squad, this version of Harley Quinn inspired cosplays and costumes across the globe. Given this, combined with the character’s existing popularity, it’s unsurprising that DC wants to continue featuring her.
According to unnamed “insider sources” who spoke with The Wrap (so, grain of salt here), DC and Warner Bros. have zeroed in on three possible live-action Harley Quinn projects: the Suicide Squad sequel, a Birds of Prey movie, and the Joker/Harley film. (The other animated projects, as far as we know, are still a go.)
Birds of Prey is reportedly the project that Robbie herself has taken the most interest in. “Insiders say Robbie has become something of a DC Comics expert since joining Suicide Squad,” writes The Wrap, “and has taken an interest in Birds of Prey.” Screenwriter Christina Hodson (Bumblebee) is reportedly working on the script.
Suicide Squad 2, however, may be the most likely project to happen, given the box office returns on the first film. According to The Wrap’s sources, there’s a second reason: “The film may serve as Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s introduction to the DC Universe as the super-villain Black Adam … The current plan for the sequel is for the members of Suicide Squad to be tasked with tracking down a weapon of mass destruction. That weapon? Black Adam himself.” Gavin O’Connor is supposed to script this one.
The third option, the Harley/Joker film, is reportedly “a love story between the two iconic supervillains in the vein of Mr. and Mrs. Smith.” Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the directors of Crazy, Stupid Love, would write and direct. Can we not? Unless, like, Harley kills Joker at the end of the film and rides off into the sunset?
What’s most interesting about this list is the absence of David Ayer’s Gotham City Sirens film. As of December, Ayer said the film was still in development, so it’s possible that The Wrap’s sources mixed the two movies up, or that the two films have been combined, or that Sirens has simply been dropped in favor of Birds of Prey. Ayer will reportedly return for the sequel to Netflix’s Bright, so his schedule may be too full to accommodate Gotham City Sirens, or Warner Bros. may have just lost interest in the project. Perhaps they see Birds of Prey as the better opportunity to introduce some female heroes along with female villains.
What do you think? Which one should be Margot Robbie’s next outing as Harley Quinn? And which one actually will be?
(Via The Wrap; image: Warner Bros.)
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