However, things are looking great for the director because, according to Deadline, she crafted a remarkable presentation for her vision of the movie.
The announcement confirms that a movie with Robbie as Harley Quinn in the lead role is just as important to Warner Bros and DC Entertainment as the sequel to Suicide Squad, in which Robbie also is likely to star.
Production on the Quinn film may begin by the end of this year, as Robbie has a slew of high-profile projects lined up, including Quentin Tarantino's Charles Manson movie, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood".More news: Kim Kardashian held Khloe's leg as she gave birth
It looks like Warner Bros. has finally cracked a plan for bringing Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn back to theaters in something not called Suicide Squad.
Deadline is reporting that Cathy Yan, a former Wall Street Journal reporter turned filmmaker, is Warner Bros.' pick to direct Margot Robbie in an upcoming Harley Quinn standalone film. Perhaps, between Yan, Hodson and the newly-powerful Robbie (who was just nominated for an Oscar for her work in I, Tonya) we'll get something a little less.y'know, leering. Her sole directorial credit stems from the small indie movie Dead Pigs.
Over the years, Harley Quinn has appeared repeatedly in "Birds of Prey". The script has already been written, but Christina Hodson, who is also handling the script for the Batgirl movie after Joss Whedon's exit.More news: British PM May defends Syria strikes
If the deal is finalized, Yan will become the first female Asian director to helm a superhero film, and will join Wonder Woman's Patty Jenkins as only the second woman to direct a DC Films feature.
Fans of Harley Quinn in the 2016 superhero blockbuster Suicide Squad will soon be treated to an entire spin-off film dedicated to the breakout character.
Given this information, some fans may understandably be wondering what's happening with the slew of other Harley Quinn spinoffs now in development.More news: We didn´t hand title to Manchester City - Mourinho