The DC Extended Universe seems to grow more interesting and immense with each passing day. It was crazy enough when they decided that their second film would be a BATMAN v SUPERMAN film with its eyes set towards the Justice League, but they went even further and went for a SUICIDE SQUAD flick as their third entry in the franchise.
We’ve had a few trailers for the villain teamup film, and while the jury is still out on whether or not the movie is any good, WB certainly seems to have some confidence in it. According to THR, they have so much confidence in it — and Margot Robbie, the actress who is bringing Harley Quinn to life — that they’re even going so far as to develop a Harley Quinn-centric film.
The outlet states that Robbie will be reprising the role of the fan-favorite psychopath in an untitled spinoff film, but the focus won’t entirely be on her. Instead, she will be at the center of many other DC female heroes and villains. On that list of potentials are Batgirl and the Birds of Prey.
This latest rumor (especially the part with the Birds of Prey) falls in line with one of our scoops from last year, wherein our very own Kellvin Chavez revealed that WB was looking to cast the Black Canary for an eventual BIRDS OF PREY film. Frontrunners at the time were MAD MAX’S Abbey Lee and BURN NOTICE’s Alona Tal.
Having a Harley Quinn-focused film definitely seems like a smart move from DC. Over the past several years, studios have seemed to come around to the fact that (shocker) girls like watching superhero films too. While Marvel has been slow to bring female superheroes to the forefront, with the Wonder Woman movie on its way, along with this rumored Quinn-centric film, this can be WB’s opportunity to jump on a vacuum in the market.
Of course, at the end of the day, this is all one big question mark, as we still have no idea how well a film like SUICIDE SQUAD will do at the box office. While development for this project will likely get fast-tracked, WB will probably wait to see the receipts on that one before pulling the trigger.
What do you think? Does a female-centric DC film interest you? Let us know in the comments down below!
SUICIDE SQUAD hits theaters on August 5, 2016.
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