Based on all the buzz surrounding upcoming DC villains team-up flick "Suicide Squad," it makes sense that sequels would eventually follow. But one character in particular has already so seized audiences' imaginations that studio Warner Bros. reportedly wants to build a film specifically around her, while also highlighting other female heroes and villains from the comics-verse.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Margot Robbie is currently developing a spinoff starring her "Suicide Squad" alter ego, Harley Quinn, though it won't exactly be a Quinn solo flick. Instead, THR says that the project would "focus on several of DC's female heroes and villains," including rumored participants like Batgirl and the Birds of Prey.

A script is already in the works, with a female writer, though THR's report says that details about the project are so shrouded in secrecy that not only is the plot being kept heavily under wraps, but not even the screenwriter's name is known. Robbie herself is shepherding the project at Warner Bros., and will produce the flick as well.

According to THR, the actress is extremely passionate about Harley Quinn, and the DC Comics universe in general:

Sources say that Robbie was the impetus for the project, adding that when she got the part for ["Suicide Squad"], she dove deep into the comics to learn as much as possible about 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 to Warners, which snapped it up.

As excitement for "Suicide Squad" continues to grow ahead of its August bow, it makes sense for Warner Bros. to strike while the iron is hot. And after the disappointing dearth of female-centric Marvel movies, DC is certainly poised to snap up a new quadrant of the superhero movie market, thanks to this project and the upcoming "Wonder Woman." Here's hoping with Robbie's support, this film can get off the ground.

[via: The Hollywood Reporter]

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