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Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn Spinoff Movie ‘Gotham City Sirens’ Will Have a Female-Led Cast

Featuring Poison Ivy and Catwoman.


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2016 might be the year of “realizing stuff,” but it was also a year of female narratives bubbling to the top of pop culture, from Beyonce and Solange’s full-length masterpieces to Hillary Clinton becoming the first female presidential nominee. It’s a fitting end, then, that Hollywood is taking steps to become a more inclusive for women at the hands of Margot Robbie, whose first project—the Harley Quinn spinoff movie ‘Gotham City Sirens’—was just officially announced.

The film, which was first announced in September, will be written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet of Tomb Raider fame, and will feature a female-led cast of villains like Poison Ivy and Catwoman, as The Hollywood Reporter notes. In other words, you might expect to see Quinn’s name again, along with Poison Ivy and Catwoman, on future most-googled Halloween costume lists.

When exactly that will be is still to be determined, as Warner Bros. has yet to set a release date and is juggling a Suicide Squad sequel along with a potential spinoff around Will Smith’s Deadshot character. But, considering how enormously successful Suicide Squad was—which grossed over $745 million—chances are they won’t be sitting on it for long.

Margot Robbie Is Coming Into Her Own on the Red Carpet

Margot Robbie in Gucci in New York, New York, July 2016.

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Margot Robbie in Gucci at the Golden Globes in Beverly Hills, California, January 2014.

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Margot Robbie in a Blumarine jumpsuit and Alexander McQueen coat at a special screening of Focus in London, England, February 2015.

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Margot Robbie in Saint Laurent at the 87th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 2015.

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Margot Robbie in Christian Dior at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California, February 2015.

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Margot Robbie front row at Givenchy in New York, New York, September 2015.

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Margot Robbie in Tom Ford at the 88th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 2016.

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Margot Robbie in Calvin Klein at the Met Gala for “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” in New York, May 2016.

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Margot Robbie in Gucci at the premiere of The Legend of Tarzan in Hollywood, California, June 2016.

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Margot Robbie in Proenza Schouler at a photocall for The Legend of Tarzan in London, England, July 2016.

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Margot Robbie in Miu Miu at the European premiere of The Legend of Tarzan in London, England, July 2016.

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Margot Robbie at the photo call for Peter Rabbit at The London Hotel on February 2, 2018 in West Hollywood, California.

Margot Robbie at the world premiere of Goodbye Christopher Robin at Odeon Leicester Square on September 20, 2017 in London, England.

Margot Robbie at the Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2019 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 02, 2019 in Paris, France.

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Margot Robbie at the European Premiere of Mary Queen of Scots at Cineworld Leicester Square on December 10, 2018 in London, England.

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Margot Robbie at the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California.

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Margot Robbie at the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England.

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CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 21: Margot Robbie attends the screening of “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

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Margot Robbie at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.

Margot Robbie at The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.

Margot Robbie at the Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood photo call in London at The Corinthia Hotel on July 31, 2019 in London, England.

Margot Robbie at the Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood UK premiere at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on July 30, 2019 in London, England.

Margot Robbie at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.

Margot Robbie at the Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn World Premiere at the BFI IMAX on January 29, 2020 in London, England.

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