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SUICIDE SQUAD (2016): Warner Bros. Plans Spin-Off Featuring Harley Quinn

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Warner Bros. developing Suicide Squad spin-off film with Harley Quinn. Margot Robbie will reportedly reprise the role, although she will play the antagonist rather than the protagonist in the film.

Details are not forthcoming about the project, but it is known that Quinn will be the villain of the piece. This opens the door for other DC characters to carry the film, with it being claimed that the movie will emphasize female roles. No word has been offered as to whether Batman or The Joker, Quinn’s nemesis and lover respectively, will appear in any capacity in the proposed film, rendering it unlikely at this point:

It’s worth noting, however, that the spin-off project is not being eyed as a “solo” Harley Quinn movie, but instead a film that would feature a number of female DC characters, with the likes of Batgirl and the Birds of Prey reportedly also in the mix for the film. The studio is staying tight lipped about the project and not confirming which characters will appear in the film or who is even writing, though it is reportedly a female screenwriter.

The outlet notes that Robbie herself was the springboard for the project, having fallen for the pantheon of DC’s female characters in her extensive research for the role of Harley Quinn. Robbie then brought on the writer to the project and it was promptly picked up by the studio for development.

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