Harley Quinn Spinoff Not A Done Deal

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.

Source: flicksided.com/

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Margot Robbie to Produce and Star in Adaptation of the Book Bad Monkeys.

Everything’s coming up Margot! As the Australian actress does the final press rounds for Suicide Squad, which opens August 5, she will have a little more to talk about now that she’s set to star in and produce an adaptation of Matt Ruff’s 2007 book Bad Monkeys. Robbie will play the role of Jane Charlotte, a woman who gets tossed into the psychiatric wing of a jail after being arrested for murder and telling the police she’s actually part of an evil-quashing organization called the Department for the Final Disposition of Irredeemable Persons. For short, they go by “Bad Monkeys.” The cops don’t buy Jane’s yarn, and the story becomes a psychological thriller that forces viewers to sort out whether she’s lying, crazy, or executing some kind of greater plan from behind bars. This is just the most recent film brought under the banner of Robbie’s production company, LuckyChap Entertainment, which is also developing I, Tonya, the story of disgraced Olympic ice skater Tonya Harding, and the noir thriller Terminal. Robbie is set to star in both — just as God intended.

Source: vulture.com/

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Margot Robbie and Rob Gronkowski promote ‘Suicide Squad’ at the 2016 ESPY Awards.

ESPN’s 2016 ESPY Awards are airing tonight, and Warner Bros. put together a fun little sketch with New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski to help promote Suicide Squad to the sports crowd!

In the video above, we see Margot Robbie as herself, talking to Suicide Squad set therapist “Dr.” Rob Gronkowski, a play on the psychiatrist that Robbie portrays in the movie — Dr. Harleen Quinzel. Before she goes crazy and turns into Harley Quinn, of course!

The sketch ends with Gronkowski sympathizing with Robbie’s crazy “squad”, saying that his squad (the Patriots) gets a lot of hate too.

It’s a fun little sketch, and once again shows that Warner Bros. is thinking outside the box with the way they promote Suicide Squad. Check it out above! The movie will be in theaters on August 5th.

Source: batman-news.com/

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Margot Robbie Stars in Sultry New Campaign for Calvin Klein Deep Euphoria.

Scent-ilating! Margot Robbie will heat up magazine pages everywhere come August in a sultry print campaign for Calvin Klein’s newest female fragrance.

“I’m thrilled to be the face of Deep Euphoria Calvin Klein,” the Suicide Squad star, 25, said in a statement. “This is my first advertising campaign and I am honored it is with Calvin Klein, an iconic brand I have known and loved for many years.”

Robbie’s confidence is a cornerstone of the ad. “Calvin Klein women are…provocative and liberated, and the Deep Euphoria woman embodies all of these facets with an added layer of adventure,” said Melisa Goldie, chief marketing officer for Calvin Klein. “We see Ms. Robbie, who is a risk-taker, really exploring the multiple aspects of her personality through fantasy during the Deep Euphoria Calvin Klein advertising campaign.”

In the sexy image, The Legend of Tarzan star lays across a velvet sofa in a sequined, eggplant-colored Calvin Klein Collection gown, straps falling off her shoulders. A hunky shirtless man with six-pack abs can be seen lounging on the armrest of the furniture.

The scent, which debuts at Macy’s stores in September, features hints of white pepper, geranium, jasmine sambac and patchouli and will retail for $52 to $92 (1 oz to 3.4 oz spray bottle). Body lotions, shower gels and rollerballs in the heady fragrance will also be available in the fall.

Source: usmagazine.com/

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Hugh Jackman, Naomi Watts join Margot Robbie in animated film Larrikins.

Hugh Jackman, Naomi Watts, Rose Byrne, and Ben Mendelsohn are headed to the outback.

EW can confirm that the four actors will lend their voices to Larrikins, DreamWorks Animation’s musical film about a sheltered Australian marsupial who embarks on a rock & roll road trip with some newfound animal pals.

The quartet join Margot Robbie and Jacki Weaver in the all-Aussie cast, which also includes Josh Lawson, Damon Herriman, and Ewen Leslie.

Tim Minchin, the multihyphenate comedian, actor, and musician behind Matilda the Musical, is directing Larrikins alongside Chris Miller (Shrek the Third, Puss in Boots).

Larrikins, which takes its title from an Australian slang word for mischievous youth or maverick, is expected to be distributed by Universal Pictures, whose parent company NBCUniversal recently acquired DWA. The film was originally scheduled to open Feb. 16, 2018.

Source: ew.com/

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Margot Robbie along with many others are going to cut loose on Red Nose Day USA.

Margot Robbie, Bono and Game of Thrones baddie Iwan Rheon are among the names joining this year’s charity efforts on Red Nose Day USA.

They join the impressive lineup of A-list stars already announced for the show, including Emma Watson, Ellen DeGeneres, Anna Kendrick, Jack Black, Emma Thompson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Paul Rudd, Rose Byrne and many more.

So pretty star-studded…

The show will feature comedy sketches, as well as musical performances and films raising awareness of the people helped by the charity.

Money raised during the show will go to support children in need in America and around the world.

Red Nose Day USA raised more than $21 million dollars in 2015.

Craig Ferguson will host the second annual Red Nose Day USA on Thursday night on NBC from 9-11pm ET.

Source: digitalspy.com/

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Margot Robbie to Play ‘Winnie the Pooh’ Creator’s Wife in ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’.

Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie might reunite for Goodbye Christopher Robin. Robbie had a brief role in Richard Curtis’ lovely time travel film, About Time, but she’d have a significantly larger part to play in this Gleeson-led biopic. Simon Curtis‘ (My Week with Marilyn) is directing Goodbye Christopher Robin, which is about “Winnie the Pooh” creator, A. A. Milne, and his relationship with his son, Christopher Robin Milne.

Variety reports that Robbie is currently in talks to co-star in the film as A. A. Milne’s wife, Dorothy “Daphne” de Sélincourt. They were married for around 43 years. The couple had hoped for a girl, but they instead had a son, Christopher Robin Milne, an only child that inspired his father’s work. Pooh’s best pal, Christopher Robin, appeared in Milne’s “Winnie-the-Pooh”, “The House at Pooh Corner”, and several of the Disney adaptations. Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet were also the names of Robin Milne’s toys. However, A. A. Milne’s son was hardly flattered. He once said of his father’s career:

It seemed to me almost that my father has got to where he was by climbing upon my infant shoulders, that he had filched from me my good name and had left me with the empty fame of being his son.

Winnie the Pooh haunted Milne for years and years. He couldn’t escape his father’s shadow or his stories. At school, he was often teased. A. A. Milne tried to distance his son from the character, insisting they were different, but the damage was done. Even later on in Christopher Milne’s life, he didn’t find the anonymity he had always desired. When he ran the Harbour Bookshop with his first cousin/wife, he’d often have parents and kids come to the store to meet the real-life Christopher Robin.

Robin’s relationship with his mother was troubled as well. After A. A. Milne passed away, Christopher Robin Milne never saw her again. It’s a heartbreaking story, which is why I’m a little worried about Simon Curtis directing. My Week with Marilyn felt a little sugar coated, which is the last thing you want from a biopic. Goodbye Christopher Robin isn’t an uplifting or inspirational story about fathers and sons coming together, and hopefully, it doesn’t get turned into that.

Source: slashfilm.com/

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Calvin Klein Names Margot Robbie Face of Deep Euphoria.

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Calvin Klein has tapped Margot Robbie as the face of its soon-to-launch Deep Euphoria women’s fragrance.

The fragrance, the third of the Euphoria range, is slated for release in the fall and billed by Calvin Klein as the “more modern, empowered sister” to the existing two fragrances.

The 25-year-old actress, who attended the Met Ball Monday night dressed in a white silk crepe Calvin Klein strapless dress with cutouts, will appear in the global print and television advertising campaign for Deep Euphoria that will roll out in August. It’s the first time Robbie has fronted a fragrance brand.

It’s going to be a big summer for the actress who rose to star status after appearing in “The Wolf of Wall Street” in 2013. Robbie will star as Jane Porter in this summer’s highly anticipated “The Legend of Tarzan,” as well as “Suicide Squad.”

“The addition of Deep Euphoria to our diverse and comprehensive portfolio will fuel the development and innovation to continue driving the Calvin Klein Fragrance business,” said Vincent Brun, senior vice president of global marketing of Calvin Klein Fragrances, Coty Inc., which holds the Calvin Klein fragrance license. Brun added that Robbie “perfectly embodies the modern femininity” of the scent.

The original Euphoria debuted in 2005, with a follow-up, Endless Euphoria, nine years later. Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova was the face of the first Euphoria campaign and model Vanessa Axente the face of Endless Euphoria.

“Her [Robbie’s] beauty and talent is an expression of the incredible legacy of women who have been captured in Calvin Klein campaigns over the years,” said Melisa Goldie, chief marketing officer of Calvin Klein Inc.

Robbie hosted a dinner Tuesday night in New York at the Calvin Klein Collection store to celebrate the new scent.

Source: wwd.com

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Suicide Squad Sneak Peek Coming to the MTV Movie Awards!

Suicide Squad Sneak Peek Coming to the MTV Movie Awards

MTV announced today that a Suicide Squad sneak peek will be shown on the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, April 10. Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and Cara Delevingne will be present to debut the clip. You can watch a tease of the Suicide Squad sneak peek in the player below.

In related news, Leto’s Joker defaced all of the official sites for the film today for April Fool’s Day. You can check out the official site and social channels via this link.

Created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru back in 1959, the Suicide Squad team has included countless DC villains among its ranks, including Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Bane, Killer Frost, Poison Ivy, Count Vertigo, Deathstroke, and Harley Quinn. The CW’s “Arrow” introduced their own version of the team in the most recent season of the series and the recent animated film, Batman: Assault on Arkham, offered another version of the team. Directed by David Ayer, Suicide Squad is scheduled for release on August 5, 2016.

Source: superherohype.com

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Margot Robbie Attached To Play Disgraced Ice Skater Tonya Harding In ‘I,Tonya’.

EXCLUSIVE: Margot Robbie has come attached to I, Tonya, a script by Steven Rogers about the crazy story of Tonya Harding. Remember her? She was the ice princess who emerged from a poor upbringing and rough childhood in Portland, OR to rise to the top of the sport of figure skating with a ferocious determination and athleticism that allowed her to become the first American woman to complete the triple axel in major competitions. That propelled her to victory in the 1991 U.S. Figure Skating Championships and second in the World Championships.

I, Tonya is being produced by Bryan Unkeless and his Clubhouse Pictures. Robbie also is coming aboard in a producing capacity through her LuckyChap Entertainment banner. Unkeless also is producing Bright, the Max Landis-scripted David Ayer-directed Will Smith-Joel Edgerton pic that just sold in a massive sale to Netflix. There is no director on I, Tonya yet, but Robbie is taking it upon herself to find a filmmaker to build this project around herself. Financiers also are circling.

Depending on how it’s done, it has the potential to be another To Die For, the Gus Van Sant-directed film that starred Nicole Kidman in a tale of naked ambition and the price for fame. Rogers wrote his script after doing extensive interviews with both Harding and Gillooly, capturing the absurdity of what happened but also the tragic part of the Harding saga, and trying to come from nothing to prominence in a sport where most of the competitors are the children of wealthy families that can afford all the ice time and trainers needed to get to that high a level.

Robbie has shown a propensity for taking risks, which led to her breakout turn in The Wolf Of Wall Street. She next stars in the Warner Bros summer pic Suicide Squad in a cast that includes her Focus star Smith, and she also stars this summer in The Legend Of Tarzan. She most recently starred opposite Tina Fey in Whisky Tango Foxtrot. She is repped by CAA, Management 360, Australia-based Aran Michael Management and Jackoway, Tyerman. Rogers is repped by Gersh and Grandview.

Source: deadline.com

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