Harley Quinn Suicide Squad Spin-Off: What’s It About? Margot Robbie To Co-Produce

Harley Quinn is getting her own Suicide Squad spin-off film and Margot Robbie, who played Harley Quinn in the recent Suicide Squad movie, will be co-producing.

Margot Robbie was raved about for her standout performance as the Joker’s equally insane paramour, Harley Quinn.

Margot Robbie has confirmed that she will be the executive producer on a solo spin-off through her LuckyChap Entertainment production company for Warner Bros.

The Australian will work with her associates Tom Ackerley, Josey McNamara and Sophia Kerr. All three are currently wrapping up on LuckyChap’s first film, Terminal.

Suicide Squad established Harley Quinn’s backstory as Doctor Harleen Quinzel, psychiatrist to the Joker at Arkham Asylum.

Harley Quinn and the Joker’s relationship became intrinsically abusive and the comics have separated the pair in recent years which could potentially be the direction that the solo Harley Quinn film will go in.

Margot Robbie has more than just the Harley Quinn project on her hands, she is also developing a deal with Warner Bros. to include an adaptation of Dean N. Jensen’s Queen of the Air. The film will be a biopic based on the life of 1920s trapeze artist Lillian Leitzel according to Wired.

LuckyChap is also producing an upcoming Tonya Harding biopic I, Tonya, and an adaptation of Bad Monkeys.

Tonya Harding biopic I, Tonya, and an adaptation of Bad Monkeys.


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Robbie’s deal with Warners is known as a ‘first look’ deal, meaning the studio gets first refusal rights on the films that she wants to develop.


There has been talk about a Harley Quinn solo spin-off for some time. The Aussie actress has been campaigning in favor of the film since the release of Suicide Squad.

“I’m trying to make it happen.”

Fans might catch the Joker in the spin-off film, as Margot pointed out that there was tons of good footage that they weren’t able to use in Suicide Squad according to The Independent.

“And the [Harley and Joker] backstory stuff, though it’s magic and some of the stuff we shot was insane, they are flashbacks…so there’s a lot, but it just didn’t make sense to confuse the present story line to incorporate all that.”

There is no word yet on when Suicide Squad fans can expect the Harley Quinn spin-off film, but the DC movie slate is currently scheduled through 2020.

This new film marks the further expansion of the DC Extended Universe, which also includes Wonder Woman, Justice League, Cyclops, The Flash, Green Lantern, Shazam and a Batman solo film.

Wonder Woman is set to come out next year and Warners was firm in its commitment to find a female director for the movie.

There is also an all-female Ocean’s 11 remake in the works that will feature an A-List cast of women.

Margot Robbie’s ‘first look’ deal also establishes Warner Bros. commitment to making female-led films.

The Warner Bros. Emerging Film Directors Workshop was created earlier this year as a program to increase female voices, among other under-represented sectors, which was spearheaded by the studio’s president, creative development and worldwide production Greg Silverman.

Throughout Robbie’s career she has worked with Warner Bros. on numerous occasions including Focus, The Legend of Tarzan and of course, Suicide Squad.

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Margot Robbie is currently represented by CAA, Management 360 and attorney Jeff Bernstein of Jackoway Tyerman according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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