Warner Bros. has flirted with the idea of a solo movie outing for DC's Batgirl for a while already. However, it wasn't until 2017 that development started. Since then, the project has shuffled people in and out. At the moment, Christina Hodson (Birds of Prey and Bumblebee) is confirmed to be on board as the movie's writer with Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Bad Boys for Life) set to direct the film.
With the upcoming superhero film confirmed to air on HBO Max, details have slowly emerged in recent months. Now, the most recent report includes the movie's lead star, Leslie Grace, lobbying for a chance to crossover with Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn.
Is Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn going to appear in the Batgirl movie?
Leslie Grace secured the role of Barbara Gordon for Batgirl last July after beating out the likes of Isabela Merced and Haley Lu Richardson for the role. The 26-year-old actress will reportedly be joined by J.K. Simmons, who is rumored to reprise his role as Barbara's father and Gotham Police Department's commissioner, James Gordon.
After turning heads in her feature film debut with 2021's In the Heights, several other DC stars have expressed their support for the newcomer. This includes Margot Robbie, who revealed in an interview with ET Online that she's open to working with Grace's Batgirl.
Robbie most recently starred as Harley Quinn in James Gunn's The Suicide Squad. Although the film didn't perform well at the box office, The Suicide Squad was well-loved by both audiences and critics alike. Robbie, in particular, has been a fan favorite for her portrayal of the villainous psychopath whose only apparent superpower is her penchant for destruction and mayhem.
Technically, Robbie's Harley Quinn has already starred with another Batgirl. In 2020's Birds of Prey, Harley Quinn is joined by Cassandra Cain, who becomes Batgirl in the comics.
Given the success of the 2020 female-led film, it wouldn't be far-fetched to see Robbie reprise her role as Harley Quinn in a future sequel. By then, Grace's Batgirl could end up joining her for the highly anticipated crossover. Of course, for that to happen, the Batgirl movie will have to prove itself first. The HBO Max exclusive currently doesn't have a release date and there's still much mystery surrounding its supporting cast, as well as the plot.
Here's to hoping that we get more Batgirl updates in the coming months. Maybe we'll hear more about the upcoming DC film at DC Fandome? We can certainly dream.