While I'm still waiting for my Black Widow film from Marvel, it looks like DC is leading the charge for female superheroes in film. Not only are we getting a Wonder Woman film, it looks like we'll be getting a Gotham City Sirens/Birds of Prey style flick as well.
The Hollywood Reporter says:
Margot Robbie, who stars as the villainess in Suicide Squad, is attached to reprise the character and would also produce the untitled spin-off, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
But in an interesting twist, the project is not a Quinn solo movie. Rather, it would focus on several of DC’s female heroes and villains.
Details are being closely guarded but names such as Batgirl and Birds of Prey have surfaced, although in what capacity, it’s not clear. Warner Bros. isn’t commenting.
THR also says Robbie will be producing the film, and the scriptwriter is female as well.
Sources say that Robbie was the impetus for the project, adding that when she got the part for the movie, she dove deep into the comics to learn as much as possible on the character. In the process, she fell for DC’s female characters. She brought on the writer to help develop the project and brought it Warners, which snapped it up.
I'm pretty pumped by this. I really hope they take advantage of the fact that Harley and Ivy's romantic relationship is canon, and we bi/pan people get some much-needed representation.