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Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie is developing a “separate” Harley Quinn movie, unrelated to the numerous other germinating DC projects that feature her iconic character. Suicide Squad 2, Gotham City Sirens and a Harley/Joker movie have all been discussed at various points in the year-and-a-bit since Suicide Squad’s release, but Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are yet to firm up their future plans for Robbie’s immensely popular character.
It is no secret that Robbie wishes to return to the role of the Joker’s deranged girlfriend. Earlier this week, she was quoted as saying, “I hope to be playing Harley again, at least next year. I love her.” This led fans to speculate over which of the Harley-starring DC projects could make through the development process and into production by next year, in order to fulfill Robbie’s desires.
Suicide Squad 2 seemed to be the likeliest bet, given the recent rumblings that the sequel to David Ayer’s villainous team-up movie could go in front of cameras in 2018. But now Robbie has thrown another contender into the mix. Speaking to MTV, Robbie lifted the lid a little on the Harley Quinn film that she is developing.
“I’ve been working on a separate spinoff Harley thing for a while,” Robbie revealed. Asked whether this is the same project as Gotham City Sirens or the Harley/Joker movie, she clarified, “No. It’s a totally separate one.”
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Robbie elaborated a bit on that answer, offering some insight into the current state of Warner Bros’ DC Extended Universe slate and the massive multitude of potential projects in development:
“There’s a lot going on right now and I’m not sure. I, honestly, I don’t think anyone knows what’s going to be the next thing to happen. But I think everyone’s keen to get Harley back on screen, so everyone is working on lots of different versions of what that could be.”
However, although there are numerous irons in the fire at the moment, Robbie is well aware of where she wants to take Harley next. Prompted for specifics of her version, Robbie offered this tantalizing tease:
“I wanna see her with other women. I was like, I kept saying it we were shooting Suicide Squad. I was like, ‘she needs her girlfriends. She needs other girls around her because she loves that.’ You’ve seen it in the comics. You’ve seen that she loves meeting people, any people, but she needs a little girl gang.”
It’s easy to spot the parallels between Robbie’s idea and Gotham City Sirens, which is centered on the idea of Harley teaming up with the iconic DC villains Catwoman and Poison Ivy. It’ll be interesting to see, whenever Harley does reappear, which roster of characters assemble around her. At the moment, fans are waiting for an official announcement to clarify Harley’s live-action future