DC Film Centered On Harley Quinn & Other Female Heroes/Villains In The Works

Squad

With Justice League: Part One currently in production, Wonder Woman recently wrapping, and Suicide Squad set for release this August, the DCEU is chugging along, despite the reception to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Warner Bros. has a lot riding on the state of this franchise, with Ben Affleck promoted to an Executive Producer role for Justice League and even Greg Berlanti and Zack Stentz developing a solo Booster Gold film.

Now, we can add another project to the DC Extended Universe that is in development. THR is reporting that a film centered on Harley Quinn and the other female heroes and villains of DC comics is now in development. Margot Robbie, as expected will reprise her role as the fan-favorite Batman villain from Suicide Squad, and is also set to produce the upcoming film.

Although a detailed list of potential characters has not been specified beyond Harley Quinn, names such as Batgirl and Birds of Prey have been mentioned. According to sources, Robbie delved deep into research for her role in David Ayer’s upcoming film, and since then has fallen in love with the roster of female characters both good and evil in the DC lore. She even brought on the writer for the project and the studio approved the idea.

Suicide Squad already has a wonderful set of female characters not only with Robbie’s Harley Quinn, but also Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller, Cara Delevingne’s Enchantress, and newcomer Karen Fukuhara’s Katana apart of the ensemble. With this movie in development and Wonder Woman set for release next June, we can give DC the kudos for pushing for more prominent female characters in this Extended Universe.

What female DC characters would you like to see take part in this film? Personally, I would be interested to see the DCEU interpretation of Poison Ivy.

Suicide Squad

Directed by David Ayer and starring Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, and Viola Davis, Suicide Squad will come to theaters August 5.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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  • Baby Face Nelson

    count me in.

    Poison Ivy pls.

  • Robot Panda

    Gotham Sirens? :O :O :O

  • Gotham Girls?

  • flavortang

    VIXEN. For f#ck’s sake, WB, please give us a Vixen movie.

  • GRKDC

    YESSSSSSS

  • JMMagwood

    Wow. Nice. I hope they find room for Starfire and Blackfire in this!!

  • Maximillian Pegasus

    Harley, Katana, Ivy, Catwoman, Black Canary, Huntress, Batgirl(s).

  • AMOLAD_79

    Gotham City Sirens and Birs of Prey.

  • SAMURAI36

    This will be amazing. The DCEU continues to live up to its name.

    • Marquis de Sade

      Yeah, if that name is DISAPPOINTING CRAPPY ERRONEOUS UNDERACHIEVERS. LOL!

  • Math

    I’m kind of curious to see how much of an audience really is out there for female superheroes. I know it’s been a big buzz lately, but I’m still not convinced there’s an as strong market for these type of movies as people seem to expect. There was a ton of female lead action movies a few years ago and none of them broke the box-office. I’m thinking of the Underworlds, the Resident Evils, movies like Elecktra, Catwoman and Aeon Flux just to name a few. I mean, these movies weren’t that good, so that’s probably more the reason why they weren’t that successful, but what happens if movies like Wonder Woman ends up not being as much of a success as everyone expect them to be? Am I the only one who’s kind of worried that these movies might not live up to the expectations?

    • Phil

      You’re probably right, but there is only one way to find out. Good casting and a solid plot and you could a sleeper hit…maybe.

    • Joshua Sorrels

      yeah, those were bad movies, and even resident evil got like 5 sequels, and the first underworld was very good and spawned multiple theatrical sequels, and lucy had scarlet johanssen and nothing else and was a hit. And when its good or at least hits a popular cord we get the hunger games, twilight (sucessful despite quality), and snow white and the huntsman. There is totally an audience for female led movies. they just have to be good.

      • Math

        Yes. That’s true. I never said there was no audience, I’m just curious to see how big it actually is. I think quality is the first prerequisite if you really want to build a bigger audience. If they keep regurgitating cliche after cliche, it’ll get old real fast. I just know a bunch of people who are really into the comic book movie adaptations that are not at all interested in these female lead superhero movies, but that’s because they are tired of the cheesy formula that always seems to come back over and over again. If they give us compelling characters that struggle and grow from it, then the movies will be interesting. I’ve seen too many people forgive bad storytelling because the movie played to feminist ideals and then labeled everyone who did not like the movie as misogynists.

  • theClownPrinceOfTrolls

    At this point dc&wb is desperate. Throwing ? at the wall and seeing what sticks..

  • xxjinzaxx

    WB is probably aiming at low budget film-fare here. I am not sure if anything Harley Quinn related would demand special effects beyond affordable practical ones. Maybe something along the lines of Nice Guys.

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