In a slick move that the character herself would be proud of, Margot Robbie (soon to appear as Harley Quinn in the Suicide Squad film) is assembling a team of female actors, writers, and producers to create a spinoff film about Harley and other female heroes and villains from the DC universe, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Harley Quinn Spinoff
So far, this is what we know about the upcoming feature from Warner Bros: Margot Robbie is producing and will star as Harley Quinn, it will not be a standalone Harley film as it will include multiple female characters from DC, and the name of the writer currently working on the project is not known BUT it is known that the writer, too, is female.
Batgirl and Birds of Prey are names that have already been whispered about as possibly appearing in the film. And it wouldn’t be right to have a flick about Harley without her constant best bud (and possibly more?) Poison Ivy there at her side. If the movie takes some inspiration from comic series such as Gotham Girls or Gotham City Sirens, we may also see Catwoman in the character line-up. It could also pull some femme fatales from the Suicide Squad film, and include Katana and Enchantress.
Harley Quinn made her debut in Batman: The Animated Series as a one-off sidekick for the Joker. The fan reaction to her was so strongly positive that the creators, Bruce Timm and Paul Dini, kept bringing her back. Eventually she transcended the animation medium and began appearing in comic books and graphic novels as well. Some of her most prominent roles have been in Gotham Girls, Suicide Squad, and her own Harley Quinn series.
While Arleen Sorkin was the first actress to portray Harley (in Batman: The Animated Series), the vivacious vixen has since been voiced by Tara Strong (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Hynden Walch (Adventure Time), Meghan Strange (Sofia the First), and Laura Bailey (Marvel’s Avengers Assemble). And while Margot Robbie is playing the first big screen live-action version of the character, she was also played by Mia Sara (Legend) on the small screen, in the short-lived Birds of Prey television series.
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