In addition to Harley Quinn, moviegoers will be treated to Batgirl and Birds of Prey. If Warner Bros. greenlights the movie, this will be an all-female comic book movie, something D.C. and their rivals Marvel have never attempted. This decision is likely due to a backlash against comic book movies for giving lesser known male characters their own movies while relegating well known female characters like Black Widow to the sidelines.
In addition to a Harley Quinn spinoff, D.C. will release a Wonder Woman movie in 2017.
Marvel has yet to officially announce a movie with a female lead, and the director of Iron Man 3 has said that Marvel cancelled his plans to have a female villain due to poor toy sales.
Suicide Squad hits theaters August 4th.
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