This year, Margot Robbie is all about serious biopics, including her Oscar-buzzed performance as Tonya Harding in I, Tonya. But she's ready to get back to a blockbuster franchise and her most iconic role yet. As the DC villain Harley Quinn, Robbie was one of the best parts of last year's Suicide Squad, garnering critical acclaim while also inspiring a popular cosplay phenomenon.
Both she and fans are anticipating the character's return as soon as possible, but it's still unknown in which project Harley will make her next appearance. There's the Suicide Squad sequel, potentially arriving in 2019, there's the female-focused spin-off Gotham City Sirens and there's the proposed Joker and Harley Quinn "criminal love story" movie. Now we learn of one more possibility.
In a new interview with MTV News, Robbie revealed that for the past two years she's been developing her own female-centric Harley Quinn movie that's "totally separate" from the rest. This one focuses on Harley and her "girl gang." She explains, "I want to see her with other women...I kept saying it while we were filming Suicide Squad. I was like, 'She needs her girlfriends.'"
Perhaps DC and Warner Bros. will just go with the best-looking project as soon as one is ready. They have to know this is something audiences really want. And if Robbie does secure her first Oscar nomination, and especially if she wins, that should give the actress extra clout to move forward on the one she's working on and ultimately producing at her own company.
For now, she's not sure of the plan. Maybe nobody does, less so now that Justice League has been such a major box office disappointment. "I, honestly, don't think anyone knows what's going to be the next thing to happen, but I think everyone's keen to get Harley back on screen," Robbie says. "So everyone is working on lots of different versions of what that could be."