The infamous, insane, and infectiously wild Harley Quinn is getting her own standalone movie, and it might be the best thing to happen to the beleaguered DC Cinematic Universe since Wonder Woman finally showed up.
Margot Robbie, who played Harley Quinn in this year’s Suicide Squad, has signed on to develop, executive produce, and star in a Harley solo film from both Warner Bros. and her LuckyChap Entertainment company. Since Suicide Squad promoted Harley’s origin story, being electro-shocked, manipulated, and then transformed from psychiatrist Harleen Quinzel into super villain Harley Quinn.
When the initial project was floated out to the media, sources stated the Harley Quinn film would likely involve Batgirl and Birds of Prey, a female Gothamite team including Huntress, Black Canary, and sometimes Spoiler. Given that DC has recently expanded its look at Harley Quinn, sticking her in Suicide Squad comics, solo run comics (in which she fights zombies and dates villains other than Joker), and countless Rebirth titles, there’s no telling which Harley storyline will make it into the film.
The inclusion of the Birds of Prey suggests Harley will somehow anger Batgirl and her buddies while trying to enact a plan of her own. Because Harley is more of an anti-heroine than a villain (chaotic neutral) — at least depicted in the DCU so far — she’ll likely have a run-in with Huntress, who’s more in the chaotic good grey area.
The still untitled Harley Quinn does not have a release date, but we’re all looking forward to casting news regarding the rest of the squad.