Margot Robbie To Star As Harley Quinn In Female-Driven DC Film

Harley Quinn
We’re going to see the playful and deadly sides of Harley Quinn’s persona

Looks like we’re going to see more of the Joker’s favourite harlequin on the big screen.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, ‘Suicide Squad’ actress Margot Robbie has signed a deal to reprise her role as Harley Quinn in a new movie for Warner Brothers. During pre-production of ‘Suicide Squad’, the Australian actress conducted research with the source material and fell in love with the comics. From there, she became a driving force behind the project. It has been reported Robbie hired a writer to work on a script, which was approved by Warners and DC Entertainment.

Comic fans should note that this is not going to be a Harley spin-off. While the plot details haven’t been released, it is believed the film will focus on several female heroes and villains in the DC Extended Universe.

Birds of Prey DC Comics
Look out theatregoers, the Birds of Prey might be on the silver screen

One cannot help but wonder if this project sounds similar to ‘Birds of Prey’. The comic series focused on a group of female vigilantes, including Barbara Gordon, Helena Bertinelli (Black Canary), and Dinah Lance (Black Canary). In 2003, there was a television series titled ‘Birds of Prey’ that lasted one season. The line-up consisted of Oracle, a new Huntress who was the daughter of Batman, and a reimagined Black Canary.

Jonathan Bruce
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