‘Suicide Squad’ standout Margot Robbie to produce, star in Harley Quinn movie

Stephanie Topacio Long
‘Suicide Squad’ standout Margot Robbie to produce, star in Harley Quinn movie
Suicide Squad actress Margot Robbie will produce and star in an upcoming spinoff movie featuring her character Harley Quinn, and possibly a few other female DC Comics characters, too.

She was one of the standout stars of Suicide Squad, and now Margot Robbie will get to reprise her role as the villainess Harley Quinn in an upcoming film that she’ll also produce with Warner Bros. Pictures.

After a previous report linked her to an all-female ensemble project featuring Harley Quinn and other DC Comics characters, Robbie is now reported to be not only working on a Suicide Squad spinoff film, but additionally serving as a producer under her LuckyChap Entertainment production company. The project is also rumored to have an unidentified female screenwriter already working on the script.

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Robbie is said to be a major driver of the untitled film, which was confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter. The outlet’s sources revealed that the actress became extremely invested in DC’s female characters while delving into her role and evidently saw the potential for another film. She teamed up with a writer and brought the project to the studio, and she’ll be producing along with reprising her role.

Harley Quinn was originally introduced in the Batman: The Animated Series television series as the Joker’s girlfriend and sidekick, but the quirky character became a fan favorite and eventually made the leap into the DC Comics canon. And if Deadpool proved anything when it opened in February, it’s that audiences don’t just want traditional superheroes.

At this point, it’s unclear when Robbie’s Harley Quinn spinoff movie will hit theaters.