WB Developing Harley Quinn Movie Featuring More Female DC Characters

Ahead of the release of Suicide Squad later this summer, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Warner Bros. is now developing Harley Quinn movie starring Margot Robbie as the villain.

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.

Robbie will make her debut as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad on August 5, marking the feature film debut of the character. Alongside Robbie for the film will also be Karen Fukuhara as Katana, a member of the Birds of Prey in the DC source material. The Birds of Prey are a mostly female superhero team whose ranks has included Oracle/Batgirl, Black Canary, Huntress, Catwoman, Hawkgirl, Power Girl, Poison Ivy, Vixen, and many more.