Margot Robbie is taking over Hollywood. According The Hollywood Reporter the actress is staying loyal to Warner Bros. and has signed a first-look deal. The report also states that Robbie is officially working on a Harley Quinn spin-off movie, following the success of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad.
Among various other projects, Robbie will executive produce the Suicide Squad spin-off which has been in the works for months. It’s no major surprise that the studio will move forward, Suicide Squad has grossed over $700 million worldwide, and the character is a clear fan favorite in the DC Extended Universe. According to reports, a Harley Quinn movie will also feature DC heroes such as Batgirl and the Birds of Prey.
Robbie will produce alongside her LuckyChap partners Tom Ackerley, Josey McNamara and Sophia Kerr. This is a major step for the young actress and solidifies hero position as one of the busiest women in Hollywood.
With a Harley Quinn movie in development, the female heroes of DC Comics are officially dominating the DCEU. Wonder Woman is scheduled for release in 2017 and it’s more than likely that more female heroes will pop up in the Suicide Squad spin-off.
With Deathstroke as the villain of Ben Affleck’s Batman movie, the Harley Quinn movie will be the next opportunity for fans to get a look at Jared Leto’s Joker. Harley and The Joker’s relationship was a key highlight of Suicide Squad and it would be difficult to pull off a solo Harley Quinn movie without involving The Joker. Not to mention Suicide Squad’s ending featured The Joker and Harley causing trouble together.