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.
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