A couple of weeks ago saw it announced that a new Harley Quinn movie featuring the DC female characters is in the works being directed by Cathy Yan.
Now Margot Robbie offers the Harley Quinn flick could be R-rated, a movie she has been pitching Warner Bros. for three years ever since she first came on Suicide Squad.
“I pitched the idea of an R-rated girl gang film including Harley, because I was like, ‘Harley needs friends,’” Margot Robbie tells Collider. “Harley loves interacting with people, so don’t ever make her do a standalone film. She’s got to be with other people, it should be a girl gang. I wasn’t seeing enough girl gangs on screen, especially in the action space. So that was always a big part of it.”
Margot Robbie continued with talk about the search for a director.
“And then of course having a female director to tell that story,” Robbie explained. “And giving a female director the chance to do big budget stuff. They always get ‘Here’s the tiny little film’… I was like, ‘I love action. I love action films. I’m a girl. What, are we meant to only like a specific thing’?” So it was a hugely important to find a female director for this, if possible. But at the end of the day — male, female — the best director gets the job and Cathy was the best director.”
As noted, Margot Robbie also spoke with Moviefone and confirmed she is not involved with any other Harley Quinn projects.
“I want to make a girl gang, R-rated film that Harley is a part of,” Robbie explained, “And we started working on it from there. Meanwhile, over the course of the next few years, the studio was exploring other Harley Quinn spin-offs. But I was not a part of those versions, I was always focused on this one with Christina… I know that they were exploring Gotham City Sirens with David Ayer, and I know they were exploring a Joker and Harley Quinn movie, and they were exploring doing I don’t know what else. I wasn’t a part of those. I was focusing on this. I kept presenting it to the studio until they felt it was at a point where they were ready to do it. And now we’re all in.”