For much of this year, four films have been in development starring Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn character from the DC Comics adaptation “Suicide Squad”. They include the direct sequel to that, a “Gotham City Sirens” project that was to be helmed by David Ayer, a Joker and Harley Quinn ‘Mad Love’ style film from writer/directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, and Cathy Yan’s “Birds of Prey” movie.
“Birds of Prey” moved to the fore earlier this year which saw all three other projects to be delayed at least by months, if not indefinitely. Even so, “Joker and Harley Quinn” film co-writer Glenn Ficarra tells Metro that despite the DC universe’s uncertain big screen future right now, he hopes they’ll still get to make it:
“It is great. The whole thing starts with Harley kidnapping Dr Phil. Played by Dr Phil hopefully. Because her and the Joker are having problems with their relationship. We had so much fun, I don’t know if we have had more fun writing a script.
It was sort of like, we wrote Bad Santa a couple of years ago, and it was that sensibility mixed with our This Is Us sensibility. We kind of meshed them together. We were doing a relationship movie but with the sensibility of a Bad Santa, f—ed up, mentally deranged people. It was a lot of fun.
I don’t know where it is on the queue of DC movies. We handed the script in and everybody loved it. But I don’t know when they are going to do it. Because I know that they want to do Birds Of Prey and they want to do Todd [Phillips]’s Joker film first. Maybe if Birds Of Prey goes well ours will be next.”
Warners has DC film titles like “Aquaman,” “Shazam” and “Wonder Woman 1984” on the way.