Warner Bros. Pictures seems to have figured out a new tactic to try and get themselves out of the mess they’ve made with the cinematic DC Extended Universe: Take the one star of a crappy movie fans seemed to actually approve of and give them way more power for the follow-up. It’s what they did with Ben Affleck after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Grievance, giving him an executive producer credit on Justice League and straight handing him the reins of a Batman solo film. Now, it’s what they’re doing with Margot Robbie and Harley Quinn.
The Hollywood Reporter — as it will do — reports that Robbie has signed on to executive produce a Suicide Squad spin-off film. It seems that this film is the female-led team project first revealed back in May, which would potentially see Robbie’s Quinn character teaming up with heroines/villains such as Batgirl, Huntress, Poison Ivy, Katana, and other members of the comic book’s Birds of Prey.
The announcement comes as part of a new first-look deal Robbie entered with WB, giving the company right of first refusal to any film coming from her LuckyChap Entertainment production house. That already includes an adaptation of Dean N. Jensen’s Queen of the Air, in which Robbie is also set to star.