Having been the stand-out star of the otherwise derided Suicide Squad, Margot Robbie has apparently signed with Warner Bros. for a Harley Quinn solo-picture which she will executive produce.
While no other details about the movie have already been released, it marks the additional growth of the DC Expanded Universe (which already has numerous movies in the pipeline, including Wonder Woman, Justice League, Cyborg, The Flash, Green Lantern, Shazam, and a Batman solo picture).
Based on The Hollywood Reporter, Robbie has signed a ‘first-look’ deal with Warner Bros., allowing them the rights to develop and produce movies through her LuckyChap Entertainment banner.
This not only contains the Harley Quinn solo-film but also an adaptation of Dean N. Jensen's Queen of the Air which she will star in (more on that here).
The deal showcases WB's commitment to female-led other female, blockbusters -directed movies contain the rebooted and Wonder Woman Oceans 11 with its all-female cast.
Suicide Squad’s Margot Robbie to play trapeze artist in tragic biopic Queen of the Air
In her comparatively short however prolific career, Robbie has worked on numerous occasions with WB, The Legend of Tarzan, including Focus, and - of course - the $700 million-grossing Suicide Squad.
Robbie’s production business, LuckyChap - helmed Josey McNamara, Tom Ackerley, by Robbie and Sophia Kerr - has numerous jobs currently on the move. The firm is producing upcoming neo-noir thriller Terminal, Tonya Harding biopic I, Tonya, and an adaptation of Bad Monkeys.
The Aussie actor has recently been campaigning for a Harley/Joker spinoff movie, telling devotees "I am trying to make it happen." Maybe we should anticipate Jared Leto's Joker in the solo film - they could always use all *that* deleted footage.