The Spotlight: Margot Robbie says we might see more Harley Quinn as early as next year
Whether it be in Suicide Squad 2, Gotham City Sirens, the animated series for DC's streaming service, the stand-alone Joker and Harley Quinn “romantic comedy” or the mysterious new Harley solo film, we're going to be seeing a lot of Margo Robbie's alter ego.
Warner Bros. is obviously invested in the Harley character, but there's still a lot to figure out.
Suicide Squad director David Ayer is returning to the DCEU but opted to helm the female-driven Gotham City Sirens rather than the sequel to his 2016 film. Sirens will build around Robbie's Harley Quinn, flanked by fellow Batman villains Catwoman and Poison Ivy.
Warner Bros. has set a 2019 release for Suicide Squad 2, which would seem to suggest a 2020 release for Sirens. Will Smith, who plays Deadshot in the DCEU, admitted to Collider this week that he still hasn't heard about a starting date for Suicide Squad 2.
Promoting the release of her new film I, Tonya, Robbie sounded hopeful we might actually see a release as early as next year.
Another character that you’re very passionate about his Harley Quinn, and people are very anxious and excited about seeing you return to that character because we just didn’t get enough of her.
ROBBIE: I know! I didn’t get enough of her! I was like, “I need to keep playing her!” I love her so much.
How close are we to having that happen?
ROBBIE: I think we’re very close, actually. Everyone has been working really hard, myself included, to get Harley back on screen. I think it will be quite soon. There’s so much more to explore with her. I can’t wait! I hope next year, but with bigger films, it takes a lot longer to get it all up and running.
Have you gotten to have any conversations with Suicide Squad 2 director Gavin O’Connor yet, to learn about his vision and point of view on the material and characters?
ROBBIE: I haven’t yet. I should! There’s so much that I need to do right now.
With Robbie attached to produce at least one of the Harley projects it's tough to imagine her sticking to that timeline, but you never know.
(image via Warner Bros.)
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