Margot Robbie and Olivia Wilde team up for superhero film

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Margot Robbie and Olivia Wilde are reportedly joining forces to bring ’90s comic book character Avengelyne to the big screen.

According to multiple sources, Robbie and her husband Tom Ackerley’s production company LuckyChap will produce the female-led superhero film, with Wilde set to direct the blockbuster.

Avengelyne, a character created by Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld back in 1995, is an angel who fights the forces of evil, often finding herself in harm’s way as she confronts demons and monsters.

The fallen angel is banished from Heaven by God and stripped of all her angelic abilities as she attempts to redeem herself by serving humanity.

According to Deadline, Robbie’s camp is denying the Aussie actress will play the titular role. But if she were to step into the lead, she has plenty of experience in the comic world, having played Harley Quinn in a string of DC films.

Robbie’s production company is coming off a wildly successful year after producing the global smash hit Barbie, which went on to be last year’s top-grossing film.

The movie has raked in $1.5 billion worldwide since its release last July, before topping off a massive year with eight Oscar nominations. The film was so well-received, fans are craving a sequel, but Robbie immediately shut down any talk of that.

“I think we put everything into this one, we didn’t build it to be a trilogy,” she told Time in November. “[Director] Greta [Gerwig] put everything into this movie, so I can’t imagine what would be next.”

However, Robbie did hint that strong female-led, original films were on her radar.

“The biggest takeaway for me is that original films can still hit huge at the box office. It doesn’t have to be a sequel or a prequel or a remake, it can be totally original. It can still be big, given a big budget to do that,” she said.

“Just because there’s a female lead doesn’t mean it’s not going to hit all four quadrants, which is a misconception people can still have,” she added.

“So it’s really important that Barbie did well, so people can also in future have big original ideas and be given the budget to execute them properly.”

Wilde has had success of her own, too. The actress-turned-director was at the helm of three critical acclaimed films in recent years; Don’t Worry Darling, Booksmart and Wake Up.