I, Tonya actress Margot Robbie has confirmed yet another Suicide Squad spin-off, centered around Harley Quinn. Previously announced was the comic book adaption of Gotham City Sirens, which follows female villains Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Cat Women. Also in the works is a Joker and Quinn "criminal love story", which will be written by Crazy Stupid Love directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, with Jared Leto to continue his role as the Joker. Now, Robbie reveals the plans for a “totally separate” Harley Quinn flick.
In an interview with MTV News, Robbie spills that she’s “been working on a separate spin-off for Harley for a while now”. According to the actress, this has been a project of hers for the last two years. “I mean, it’s hard to kinda talk about it ‘cause all this stuff is kinda under lock and key, but yeah, no, I’ve been working on a separate spin-off for Harley, thing, for a while now.”
D.C’s success with Wonder Women has proven the impact of female-centric action films. Reaching $821.8 Million at the box office, earning it a sequel, D.C. is smart to continue to churn out female-leading adaptions.
Suicide Squad faced harsh criticism following its release in summer of 2016, despite earning $745 Million worldwide, making it the second highest Warner Bros. film since their rebranding. Though not much has been said on Quinn's stand-alone film, Squad director David Ayer has chosen forgo Suicide Squad 2 for Robbie's Sirens. Sirens may be Dyer’s redemption, as Robbie was commonly noted as the film’s saving grace.
In a recent tweet, Ayer says he doesn’t regret making the film, writing that he is “grateful” for his involvement with the movie.
The director, known for End of Watch and Fury, is currently directing the sci-fi Netflix film Bright, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. Ayer is also in talks of another spin-off centered around Smith’s Suicide Squad character, Deadshot.
With three films in the work, along with the Suicide Squad sequel and an animated series, Robbie says it’s unclear what will happen when. "I, honestly, 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.”