After Margot Robbie‘s stellar rendition of Harley Quinn in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, it should be no surprise that Warner Bros. wants to capitalize on her popularity and keep the momentum going. The has signed a first-look deal with the studio, which means Robbie will be producing films through her production company, LuckyChap Entertainment. She’ll be joined by partners Tom Ackerley, Josey McNamara, and Sophia Kerr. With Suicide Squad bringing in just over $700 million so far at the box office and the relationship with Robbie’s company on other productions coming out later this year it’s safe bet for Warner Bros. to keep her around. Find out more about the deal after the jump.
As part of the new deal, Robbie will be a producing the Suicide Squad spin-off film, which not only will have her starring in, but also will have her taking the helmas an Executive Producer. Even though she will star in the film, it won’t be a solo venture, as the film is rumored to include other villains and heroes from DC’s vast stable of characters, at the moment the characters rumored to appear are Batgirl and the Birds of Prey.
In addition to the Suicide Squad spin-off, LuckyChap Entertainment is also producing the following films: ” I, Tonya” a Tonya Harding biopic and “Bad Monkey’s”, based on the original book by Matt Ruff. On top of that, Robbie will also star in the upcoming Queen of the Air, as well as the Vaughn Stein directed Terminal. This first-look is definitely a continued push by Warner Bros.’ to focus on female-driven storytelling and comes after some notables moves from the Burbank-based studio. The Warner Bros. Emerging Film Directors Workshop earlier this year was created to increase female voices, among other under-represented sectors, spearheaded by the studio’s president, creative development and worldwide production Greg Silverman.
Warner Bros. currently has Wonder Woman, based on DC’s iconic female superhero, coming out next year and was firm in its commitment to find a female director for that movie. And it is prepping Ocean’s Ocho, a female-centric take on Ocean’s 11 that will feature an A-list female ensemble. So for now, we can only daydream of Gotham City Sirens getting a movie debut and seeing all my evil gals together again.