By Travis Martin
Despite a rocky start with “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,“ Warner Bros. is still set on having a DC Cinematic Universe. The studio’s next film, “Suicide Squad,“ will be introducing some of the villains, antiheroes, and others in between that make being bad look good. Now, it appears one certain character may be getting her own film: Harley Quinn.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, actress Margot Robbie will be reprising her role as the insane good-girl-gone-bad for a Harley Quinn film. Robbie will also be producing the untitled film. Supposedly, because of how much she fell in love with the character, Robbie brought in a screenwriter to present the idea to Warner Bros, who snapped it up. The scriptwriter is currently being kept under wraps.
The Hollywood Reporter has also stated that this film will not really be a standalone film for Harley Quinn. Instead, it will feature other female characters of the DC Universe, such as Batgirl and the Birds of Prey.
The character of Harley Quinn gained popularity thanks to Paul Dini and “Batman: the Animated Series.“ Originally an Arkham psychiatrist named Dr. Harleen Quinzel, the doctor was ambitious and wanted to take on the toughest psyche to analyze: the Joker. However, Harleen ends up falling in love with the Joker, and is fired from her job. This then leads her to helps break out her “puddin'” as the rechristened Harley Quinn.
Robbie’s next film to release will be The Legend of Tarzan as Jane Porter. Harley Quinn will make her on-screen debuts with the likes of Deadshot (Will Smith), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), Katana (Karen Fukuhara), El Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Slipknot (Adam Beach) and a new version of the Joker (Jared Leto). “Suicide Squad” will be releasing on August 5, 2016.
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