The DCEU suffered a minor misstep earlier this yr when Birds of Prey bombed on the sector office, turning into the lowest-grossing entry inside the franchise by a big margin after barely making it earlier the $200 million mark. Quite a lot of causes have been cited for the movie’s poor effectivity, not least a confused promoting advertising marketing campaign.
After a fragile opening weekend, the title was quickly modified to put Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn entrance and coronary heart, nevertheless it certainly didn’t yield a number of an enchancment inside the pic’s industrial prospects. Regardless of normally enthusiastic opinions from critics, it didn’t look like audiences had so much curiosity inside the female-driven spinoff the least bit, inflicting the studio to have second concepts about Harley turning into one in all many DCEU’s marquee names.
The R-rating moreover restricted Birds of Prey‘s prospects of discovering success, and Warner Bros. will little doubt draw a line beneath that particular experiment after alienating an unlimited part of their viewers and watching the movie bear in consequence. Harley Quinn will in all probability be once more subsequent summer season when she takes prime billing in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, nevertheless the long run for the rest of the ensemble stays unclear.
Regardless of his prospects of returning making an attempt slim, in a modern interview, actor Chris Messina admitted that if he was offered the likelihood to play Victor Zsasz as soon as extra, he wouldn’t hesitate to only settle for.
“I appreciated collaborating in that character and I like that group of people, that was a ball and one factor very new to me. I’d prefer to get one different shot at that character, see him in a single different delicate. I don’t have any plans to do it, however once they known as, I’d go.”
The mere existence of The Suicide Squad proves that WB are blissful to reboot options of their franchise within the occasion that they think about it’ll finish in a superior deal with the material, and sadly, it appears doable that the majority of Birds of Prey‘s cast obtained’t be invited once more for any extra outings as a result of the DCEU solidifies its lineup of upcoming duties.