Sole redeeming character and star of Suicide Squad Margot Robbie has recently chatted with FANDOM about the upcoming Birds of Prey film. Alongside director Cathy Yan, the Harley Quinn spin-off is also set to be produced and starred by Robbie.
According to her interview with FANDOM, the question came up regarding what characters Robbie would like to see team up on the big screen.
“I will say that there are a lot of unexplored DC female characters who are unique and complicated and dark and funny and exciting – and not just for their superpowers. Actually, the ones that excite me most don’t have superpowers at all but they have, you know, pretty great backstories and all could kind of live in the world with Harley and create this cool dynamic. Because I don’t think girl groups… I mean all my girlfriends, we’re a huge girl gang and we’re not all the same person, everyone’s very different. I guess I was really trying to put that on screen – the way we exist in everyday life as a big girl gang, Why can’t we watch that in films more?”
The key word here being “unexplored”, we can easily deduct the popular un-superpowered characters such as Catwoman. However, that could leave us with the exciting opportunity to not only have our first good live-action portrayal of Batgirl, but have Batwoman (a LGBTQ+ character) finally explored on the big screen.
Birds of Prey is set to be an R-rated film, which is refreshing for a DCU movie. This theoretically allows a relative amount of creative freedom, especially with the characters’ personalities and overall dynamic on screen. Having a female director behind the scenes is also a huge thing this film has going for it. The chances of have a proper “big girl gang” film reach its fullest potential with a diverse cast and good story seems to be quite high.
Catch Margot Robbie in theaters everywhere now for her latest film, Terminal.