In a recent interview, Margot Robbie put the brakes on the excitement about a Harley Quinn solo film to spin out of Suicide Squad.
It seemed like it was a done deal.
Just a couple of months ago, The Hollywood Reporter had seemingly confirmed what was suspected for a long time: a Harley Quinn solo film was in the works. Word was that Margot Robbie had fallen in love with the character while making Suicide Squad and, since more Margot Robbie is never a bad thing, Warner Bros. had given the film the green light.
The idea was to use the film to not only further flesh out Harley Quinn, but use it to introduce a whole slew of female superheroes into the DC Extended Universe. Word was that the movie would feature not only Quinn, but Batgirl and the Birds of Prey as well.
But while it seemed everyone ran with the story (FlickSided included) one important person remained mum on the project: Warner Bros.
Now it would appear there were reasons for that because, to the surprise of many, it looks like the Harley Quinn film is not a sure thing.
While being interviewed for the Canadian outlet Tribute, she was asked point blank if the Harley Quinn film was indeed happening. Her response is not going to make fans very happy.
“We’re not sure.”
Wow, That’s a bummer.
Although when you consider that Warner Bros. never actually confirmed that the project was a go, we shouldn’t be very shocked. Suicide Squad hasn’t even opened yet and it is highly unlikely they were going to green light a spinoff before they see if the original finds an audience.
They also asked her what she would like to see in a Harley Quinn film if one does made at some point.
“Just more of Harley. I’m just so not done playing that character and there’s so much more to do with her – and as anyone who’s read the comics knows, there’s a million different storylines to explore. There’s just so much you can do in the DC Universe so I think it would be cool.”
So it appears all hope is not lost. Robbie seems like she is still very enthusiastic about making a Harley Quinn film. If Suicide Squad does half as much business as analysts are projecting, it’s a safe bet she will be playing the character for years to come.