Since 2016, fans have been wondering what’s going to come of the anti-heroes that curled out of Suicide Squad.
Was Jared Leto’s Joker going to run away with his own franchise? Would Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn forever be chasing after him?
Well, it turns out she’s one step ahead, and production is under way for Birds Of Prey – the first Harley Quinn film.
Obviously not content with the tantalising sneak peeks of herself and Brad Pitt in Tarantino’s next movie Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Robbie has taken to Instagram to share a shot of Harley Quinn’s getup, that will feature in Birds of Prey.
Tarantino’s film is scheduled for release this July, and despite its dark themes – as with all Tarantino films – the pictures so far look the epitome of 1960s sun-kissed California.
Robbie will play Sharon Tate, an actor who was murdered by the notorious Manson family in 1969. The wife of director Roman Polanski, she was just 26 years old and heavily pregnant at the time of her death.
OMG! Primeiro still de Margot Robbie como Sharon Tate em Once Upon a Time in Hollywood pic.twitter.com/31gUhv3oZc
— Margot Robbie Brasil (@MargotRobbieBR) January 25, 2019
Meanwhile, Birds Of Prey won’t be out until February 2020, with Robbie also working behind-the-scenes as producer for the Gotham City-based film.
Cathy Yan is directing the movie, and the studio have reportedly been testing actors to fill the roles of Black Canary and Huntress.
Few details have been shared about the plot so far. However, Robbie spoke to Collider about her hopes for the character.
I pitched the idea of an R-rated girl gang film including Harley, because I was like, ‘Harley needs friends.’
Harley loves interacting with people, so don’t ever make her do a standalone film.
She’s got to be with other people, it should be a girl gang. I wasn’t seeing enough girl gangs on screen, especially in the action space. So that was always a big part of it.
The new photo doesn’t show any new friends, however the fashion is definitely… something…
Check it out:
Despite Suicide Squad‘s poor reviews, fans warmed to Robbie’s portrayal of Harley Quinn.
Quinn is an infamous character in the DC Extended Universe – a psychologist who worked at Arkham Asylum, she became fascinated with the Joker while he was an inmate there. Falling in love with him and ultimately helping him escape, Quinn transforms herself from the mild-mannered doctor to the seductive anti-hero we know now.
In September last year, it was also revealed which actors had been screen-tested to star opposite Robbie in Birds Of Prey, as Black Canary and Black Mask are both reported to be featuring in the DC film.
The actresses who've tested opposite Margot Robbie for Birds of Prey are Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Margaret Qualley, Cristin Milioti and Jurnee Smolett-Bell pic.twitter.com/XsbFaDtaK1
— Fandango (@Fandango) September 24, 2018
So, will we see Robbie coming face to face with Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Margaret Qualley, Cristin Milioti or Jurnee Smolett-Bell?
I guess we’ll have to wait until February 2020 to find out…
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Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.