Fans have been wondering about the status of Margot Robbie’s take on Harley Quinn heading in to James Gunn and Peter Safran’s new DCU. Rumors have suggested that the Barbie star has already agreed to reprise the role, but more recently, the actress seemed to suggest that she might be ready to move on from the character.
“I always wanted Harley to be a character that would get passed on to other actresses to play, the way there are so many iconic male characters. That was always the dream for her,” Robbie told Variety. “Harley’s so fun and can go in so many different directions. You put her in someone else’s hands, and it’s like, ‘What are they going to do with her?’ The options are endless.”
We know that the new DCU currently being developed will serve as a relaunch of Warner Bros.’ previous DC Comics-based universe, but recent developments have pointed to a “semi-reboot,” with some characters/actors sticking around and others being replaced.
For example, we know that Gunn is now working on a second season of Peacemaker and a spin-off focusing on Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller. In addition, Gal Gadot recently claimed that she was set to return as Wonder Woman for a third movie set in the DCU (although this was later refuted by the trades).
Now, Gunn has responded to Robbie’s comments on Threads.
“I haven’t talked to Margot about Harley for a long time. But I’d love to work with her again as Harley or as someone else. There are no plans at this time for anyone else to play Harley (I mean, other than in Todd’s movie or the animated show/s.)”
Something tells us we haven’t seen the last of Robbie’s Quinn, but when and where she could show up again is anyone’s guess.
Gunn has previously confirmed that there will not be a direct sequel to The Suicide Squad, but it would be a real shame if we didn’t get to see more of the likes of Bloodsport (Idris Elba), Ratcatcher (Daniela Melchior) and King Shark (Sylvester Stallone) down the line.
“The government sends the most dangerous supervillains in the world — Bloodsport, Peacemaker, King Shark, Harley Quinn and others — to the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Armed with high-tech weapons, they trek through the dangerous jungle on a search-and-destroy mission, with only Col. Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave.”