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Harley Quinn spin-off film rumoured for 2019 release date

August 12th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments

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Suicide Squad has been an immensely divisive film, but one aspect of David Ayer’s anti-hero blockbuster that has been pretty well agreed upon: Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn.

Robbie was a major push in the marketing for Suicide Squad and duly got the lions’ share of screen time. It’s a no-brainer that we’ll be seeing her several more times in the DC Universe. Indeed, a while back it was reported that Warner Bros. was planning to branch the character off into her own mini-universe by fronting a potential Birds of Prey spin-off project.

While that has yet to be officially confirmed by the studio, rumours are circulating that the project ois pencilled in for a 2019 release date.

Daniel Eilesen wrote on Twitter:Been told the Untitled 2019 DC Film has been slotted and even put on WB marketing calendars. It’s a Harley movie! 

Of course, take this with a gargantuan pinch of salt, but considering the popularity of the character – and indeed Robbie’s portrayal of her – it’s almost guaranteed that WB will push ahead with this project.

Robbie herself has expressed an interest in further exploring the character and her chaotically compelling relationship with the Joker.

“There’s just so much more to do,” she recently told Tipsy Talk. The good news is that it seems like the Harley Quinn spin-off is definitely in the pipeline. The bad news is we’ll be waiting at least three years before it’s released.

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.

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