Things We Saw Today: Is Warner Bros. Planning a Harley Quinn Trilogy?
Plus George Pérez, Fantastic Beasts and more!
If there’s one bright spot to come out of the hot mess that was Suicide Squad, it was Margot Robbie’s pitch perfect performance as beloved bad girl Harley Quinn. We already know that Robbie is set to reprise the role in Cathy Yan’s Birds of Prey, alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress and Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary.
But is the DCEU planning a Harley Quinn trilogy? Rumors are swirling that Birds of Prey will be the first chapter in an all-female saga, with Gotham City Sirens coming up next followed by Birds of Prey v Gotham City Sirens. A version of Gotham City Sirens that teams up Harley with Poison Ivy and Catwoman was in development, but was put on the back burner once Birds of Prey came together.
Of course, this will all likely depend on the box office performance of Birds of Prey. Thankfully, the “debate” over whether or not female-led superhero films can succeed at the box office has largely been put to rest thanks to the massive success of Wonder Woman and the pre-sale figures for Captain Marvel.
The only question is whether another year at the box office will give audiences superhero genre fatigue, since Birds of Prey is set for 2020. But given how strong the box office was for Aquaman, we doubt the trend is falling anytime soon.
(via Geeks WorldWide, image: Warner Bros.)
- Check out the Myers-Briggs personalities of your favorite Marvel Netflix villains and see who you match up with. (via CBR)
- Comics legend George Pérez, the man behind The New Teen Titans, is retiring. (via io9)
- The shooting date for Fantastic Beasts 3 has been delayed, hopefully because they’re rethinking everything they did in Fantastic Beasts 2. (via Deadline)
- Deadpool burns Colossus and Wolverine with the Ten Year Challenge. (via Twitter)
…don’t think I forgot about you, Colossus. (@StefanKapicic)
— Deadpool Movie (@deadpoolmovie) January 18, 2019
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