Thanks to James Gunn, who directed her in the previous iteration of The Suicide Squad, Margot Robbie will soon have far more creative flexibility at the newly established DC Studios. The Amsterdam star has reportedly been given a much greater degree of creative freedom in her DC projects as a result of her productive working relationships with James Gunn, which makes sense given that her portrayal of Harley Quinn has been one of the few shining lights in Warner Bros. Discovery’s franchise. In addition, it appears that Margot Robbie would want Gugu Mbatha-Raw to portray Poison Ivy for the DC Universe.
Since playing Harley Quinn/Dr. Harleen Quinzel in the 2016 Suicide Squad movie, Margot Robbie has been associated with the DC Cinematic Universe; Robbie was the movie’s breakthrough star, despite the fact that nearly every other component of the movie received terrible reviews. Since then, Margot Robbie has played the role again in The Suicide Squad in 2021 and Birds of Prey in 2020, the movie that introduced James Gunn to the project. The Covid-19 outbreak and the movie’s simultaneous release in cinemas and on HBO Max both hurt The Suicide Squad’s box office performance, although it was considerably better received by critics.
Since that time, Peter Safran and James Gunn have been designated co-chair and co-CEO of DC Studios, which will oversee all planned DC films other than the impending Joker: Folie à Deux. Future DC ventures appear to be giving Margot Robbie a bigger creative say, which also makes sense. With her production firm LuckyChap Entertainment, Robbie has been progressively assuming behind-the-scenes responsibilities, so it seems sense that she would apply the same thinking to Warner Bros. Discovery.
It’s encouraging that new Harley Quinn projects are in the works since Margot Robbie wants Gugu Mbatha-Raw, best known for Black Mirror and the Marvel series Loki, to play Poison Ivy in the DC Universe. In several DC ventures, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy have repeatedly been teamed as variously criminal collaborators, friends, or love interests (and sometimes all three). Because Poison Ivy, alias Dr. Pamela Isley, and Harley Quinn, voiced by Lake Bell and Kaley Cuoco, are basically co-leads in the HBO Max animated series Harley Quinn, the program enjoys a devoted following.
As a result, it seems probable that Margot Robbie will play Harley Quinn in some future DC films, along with a live-action Poison Ivy. Both a Birds of Prey sequel and a potential Gotham Sirens project have long been rumored to be in the works (perhaps with Olivia Wilde being brought in to helm), and it seems like Robbie is gaining more power to make them happen. Good on DC and James Gunn for allowing Margot Robbie do her thing since she has consistently been a bright spot in all the ongoing insanity that has been the contemporary DC Universe.
I recall you the best moments of Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad, enjoy with the video below: