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Margot Robbie & Olivia Wilde Reportedly Teaming To Bring Comic Book Character Avengelyne To The Big Screen!

Written by Katie Marzullo. Published: April 30 2024


With Margot Robbie’s time as Harley Quinn seemingly over, the actress is clearly not ready to give up on the superhero game just yet, and that is good news for us!


It’s being reported that Warner Bros. is in the process of bringing the comic book heroine Avengelyne to the big screen, with an absolute all-star lineup to help bring it to life. Robbie is rumored to be the choice to play the character, who is a fallen angel who fights forces of evil like demons and monsters, while Olivia Wilde is reportedly going to direct from a script by Poor Things writer Tony McNamara. Talk about a dream team!


Avengelyne is a character from Image Comics, so she does not fall under either the Marvel or DC banners. However, she was co-created by Rob Liefield (along with Cathy Christian), who also helped create Deadpool, so you already know this is a character worth paying attention to. She made her first appearance on the pages of Avengelyne: Deadly Sins #1 in 1995 by Maximum Press and has jumped around several different publishers over the years, with her debut for Image Comics coming in 2011.


Liefield has been trying to bring this character to the big screen since at least 2013. Paramount initially purchased the film rights before Warner Bros. got into the game along with Robbie’s LuckyChap Entertainment – the production company responsible for such critical and audience hits as Birds of Prey, Promising Young Woman, Saltburn, and, of course, Barbie. Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films is also in the mix, which makes sense because Kinberg has had extensive experience in comic book film adaptations, including several X-Men movies, Logan, Fantastic Four, and the first two Deadpool films. This would be Olivia Wilde’s first time helming a comic book film, but she has proven herself a more than capable director with such projects as Booksmart and Don’t Worry Darling; I for one am very curious to see what she could do with this genre.


Honestly, WB would be foolish NOT to make this project a reality. Stay tuned!