Harley Quinn spin-off movie will be executive produced by Margot Robbie

One of the few things those who've seen Suicide Squad tend to agree on is that Margot Robbie's performance as Harley Quinn is one of the film's highlights. Indeed, even before David Ayer's movie was released there was talk of a spin-off movie for the fan-favourite character, and now it looks like it's becoming a reality. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Robbie has signed a first-look deal with Warner Bros. to develop and executive produce a standalone Harley Quinn movie with her production company, LuckyChap Entertainment. That's not the only project Warner Bros. and Robbie will be working on either, as the report also states that the actress will also be developing and starring in an adaptation of Dean N. Jensen's Queen of the Air.

This is fantastic news, not least because of the fact that Robbie herself is spearheading these projects. Together with Wonder Woman (and the upcoming all-female Ocean's 11 reboot) Warner Bros. are showing their commitment to female-driven blockbusters, and that's great to see. 

The only problem is that we could be waiting a while for Robbie's Quinn to return to the big screen. Warner Bros. already have at least two DC films scheduled to be released every year from now until 2020, and Ben Affleck's solo Batman film - not to mention the Man of Steel sequel - have yet to be assigned release dates.

With that said, this news is yet another indicator that Warner Bros. and DC are paying close attention to the reactions their movies are getting, so with any luck we'll get more Harley sooner rather than later. 

Directed by David Ayer and starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, and Joel Kinnaman, Suicide Squad is out in cinemas now.

Images: Warner Bros. 

Amon Warmann

Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.