8 Badass Female Heroes & Villains We Want To See In Harley Quinn's New Movie
The "Yasss Kween" of superhero movies.
The Hollywood Reporter recently broke the news that Warner Bros. is working on a Harley Quinn movie that, in a twist, is not a Harley Quinn solo movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie would "focus on several of DC's female heroes and villains." While there's been no official word on who will be joining Margot Robbie onscreen, rumor has it the film could include Batgirl and the Birds of Prey. Who else might appear in the upcoming lady team-up? Here are some (very preliminary) thoughts on the options.
Let's start with the obvious here. Catwoman is probably one of the best-known female comic book characters. There have been plenty of representations of her in TV and movies, from Julie Newmar to Anne Hathaway, but we can always use another one. Catwoman would be great in a movie focused on female heroes and villains because, well, she is both of them. We could see her teaming up with Harley one minute and turning against her later in the movie. Plus, who wouldn't want to see the eventual Catwoman/Batfleck crossover happen.
2. Poison Ivy
Maybe another obvious choice, and another of Batman's female foes, but we haven't seen (a live action) Poison Ivy on screen since Uma Thurman's turn in 1997's "Batman & Robin," though the character played an important role in the Arkham video game series. In a world so focused on "going green," Poison Ivy would be a very interesting character. (Question; How does Poison Ivy feel about vegans? Is she OK with people only eating her precious plants? Poison Ivy has some confusing motivations, tbh.)
There's already plans to bring Zatanna into the DC Extended Universe with "Dark Universe" based on the Justice League Dark series, though the project's status is unclear since Guillermo del Toro left the project in June 2015. This could be a way to ensure Zatanna, a stage magician who happens to have actual magic, gets her space in the universe.
4. Stephanie Brown
The fourth Robin, aka The Girl Wonder, hasn't appeared much outside the comic books, besides her role as civilian Stephanie brown in "Young Justice: Invasion." Stephanie Brown has actually held a few different titles in the DC Universe, including daughter of criminal Cluemaster. Her father's third-rate criminal activities inspire her to become the crime fighter Spoiler before becoming both Robin and Batgirl—the only character to hold both titles.
5. Carrie Kelley
Since Batflek's character in "Batman v. Superman" clearly pulls from Frank Miller's "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns," it would serve to reason that we would see Carrie Kelley at some point. There were rumors that Jena Malone's character, which was cut from "Batman v. Superman," was going to be this female version of Robin, but director Zach Snyder shot that down.
6. Barbara Gordon
That said, it does seem that Malone will be portraying Barbara Gordon in the DC Extended Universe. The question remains: will she be Barbara Gordon as Batgirl or Barbara Gordon as Oracle?
As awesome, and important, as Oracle is, I'd much rather see Barbara take up the mantle of Batgirl in this universe, and maybe even take on Harley Quinn.
7. Black Canary
Black Canary has gained popularity over the past few years after Katie Cassidy portrayed her on CW's "Arrow," where she was just killed off...hmm. Amanda Waller was also killed off "Arrow" because she was about to be in the "Suicide Squad"—could Black Canary's death mean a similar fate?
Another Birds of Prey member who's also been featured on "Arrow," Huntress was rumored to even get her own spinoff series. There have been quite a few versions of this character since she appears as a villain in the Golden Age and a hero in the Bronze and Modern Age. Any incarnation would be great in the movie.