DC Never Learns as ‘Birds of Prey’ Will Allegedly be First Film in New Trilogy About Harley Quinn

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brian-mcgee - January 21, 2019

If there's one thing you can say about DC over the last year or so, it's that they're finally getting things under control a bit, slowing their roll, and working on standalone films rather than attempting to build a bigger universe. This trend began with Wonder Woman, continued with Aquaman, and looks to keep going with April's Shazam!

However, by the time 2020 rolls around, they'll be going right back to what got them into so much trouble in the first place: Planning multiple films for a franchise no one has laid eyes on yet. Next year's Birds of Prey is going to continue the adventures of Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn, which began with 2016's all-but-forgotten Suicide Squad, and the studio is now rumored to be envisioning the film as the first in a new trilogy of films about the popular Batman villain.

According to Geeks Worldwide, these films will all be direct continuations of the story set up in Birds of Prey, but with an increased focus on the member of the team that's not a Bird of Prey...

WB is pursuing a ‘Harley Quinn’ trilogy that consists of ‘Birds of Prey’, ‘Gotham City Sirens’, and ‘Birds of Prey v Gotham City Sirens’ with Harley being the bridge connecting these two teams.

Hey sure, whatever you guys over at DC want to do. Don't bother finding out what works first and then making sequels—like you did with WW, Aquaman, and Shazam!—but just presume that people are going to want more HQ and then jam her down our throats accordingly. I want to give DC credit for their successes, but they always manage to make boneheaded decisions that instantly derail any goodwill I have toward them.