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The Birds of Prey film franchise may have had its wings clipped due to poor box-office results and fan disdain, but Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn will live on in a revamped solo franchise. Robbie will return in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad in 2021, and sources tell me that DC Films has bigger plans for the character.
So far in movies Quinn has been part of an ensemble cast. Considering that Robbie’s sex appeal and dynamic, scene-stealing performances in each of her theatrical appearances has been the highlight of those movies, it’s shocking that Warner Bros. is reluctant to have her carry a vehicle of her own.
In fact, the proposed Gotham City Sirens (now on hold) still had Robbie in another group. This is apparently about to change. I am now hearing there are discussions to have Quinn in a solo film, one that is closer in tone and continuity to her highly acclaimed and popular animated series on HBO Max.
Already renewed for a third season, Harley Quinn is getting the kind of fan love that Birds of Prey didn’t even come close to. The snarky, demented humor and dark, R-rated craziness of Harley Quinn has won over both male and female audiences, which Birds of Prey failed to do.
What they’re talking about as well is to adapt Quinn’s BFF relationship with another villain, Poison Ivy, which is established in the cartoon. Ivy’s romantic interest in Quinn and vice versa would take her out of the Joker’s spell as they have no plans on having Jared Leto to return.
Insiders add that the Quinn/Ivy/Kite Man bizarre love triangle would be explored with all of its comedic aspects intact.