DC Studios Boss James Gunn Debunks Wild Rumor About Margot Robbie's DCU Future As HARLEY QUINN

DC Studios Boss James Gunn Debunks Wild Rumor About Margot Robbie's DCU Future As HARLEY QUINN DC Studios Boss James Gunn Debunks Wild Rumor About Margot Robbie's DCU Future As HARLEY QUINN

With reports swirling that Margot Robbie is being eyed to play Fantastic Four's Invisible Woman, DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn has been forced to debunk a wild rumour about her future as Harley Quinn...

By JoshWilding - May 15, 2023 06:05 AM EST
Filed Under: Birds of Prey

The increase in social media "scoopers" has become a real problem in recent years. While there are those who do have a solid track record, it's obvious that many are making up common sense rumours in the hope of gaining a following and some clout to go along with it. 

That's the case for one random Twitter account that's been dropping a series of DCU scoops which, if their 166 followers are any indication, hasn't paid off for them. 

However, one did recently catch the attention of DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn. 

Claiming the plan is for a new actress to be cast as Harley Quinn after recent reports Margot Robbie will join the cast of Fantastic Four as Sue Storm, it was alleged that her supposed Marvel Studios deal prohibits the actress from returning as The Joker's beau.

While it's somewhat believable (aside from the source), Gunn was having none of it. "Dude, why do you just keep posting lies? Sometimes they’re just stupid made up stuff," he says in the Tweet below. "But other times, making up bullshit like this about people I care about, can be hurtful."

The Suicide Squad director has repeatedly hinted he'll reunite with Robbie in the DCU, likely meaning there are big plans for Harley despite the fact Birds of Prey's box office performance suggested there isn't an appetite for a solo movie revolving around the character. 

We'll see what happens, but the actress is perfectly cast as the anti-hero and Gunn might be the one who finally explores her romantic relationship with Poison Ivy in live-action. 

What do you think the future holds in store for Harley Quinn? 

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Mugens - 5/15/2023, 6:31 AM
Good for Gunn for shutting this down with no hint of equivocation. Needs to be done more often when B.S. is put out online.
bobevanz - 5/15/2023, 6:34 AM
The clown admitted to making an account, spreading what he wanted to happen as "leaks" and to get real info. Gladly he said he'll delete the account, before calling out Grace Randolph, who is the true snake oil saleswoman
bobevanz - 5/15/2023, 6:35 AM
@bobevanz - hehehehehe
GeneralChaos - 5/15/2023, 11:49 AM
@bobevanz - I don't like Grace Randolph but douchebag goes out in a douchebag blaze of glory because douchebag.
LlamaLord - 5/15/2023, 2:23 PM
@bobevanz - And the sad thing is this site still reported it, even though Gunn's intent was to stop such bs from being spread. Not surprising though, not like I expected integrity.
Thing94 - 5/15/2023, 6:43 AM
Just recast everyone for the new DCU
MaximusTheMad - 5/15/2023, 7:08 AM
Most of the time when Gunn reacts to rumors, it's because he HASN"T MADE A DECISION YET.

Of course he reacts like that.

Imagine being friends with Margot Robbie, yet she has to find out from TWITTER that she's been recast lol.
dagenspear - 5/15/2023, 7:19 AM
I feel like that's an over dramatic reaction. How can that rumor be hurtful?
ShimmyShimmyYA - 5/15/2023, 7:27 AM
@dagenspear - cause these are their jobs, imagine someone tweeting online that you falsely got fired
dagenspear - 5/15/2023, 9:13 PM
@ShimmyShimmyYA - If it's false, why would it hurt?
GhostDog - 5/15/2023, 8:09 AM
Lol made bro delete the account and change his life
EgoEgor - 5/15/2023, 9:01 AM
The bots have come in... what happened to this site man? The new host is horrible.
TheHumanSpider2 - 5/15/2023, 9:03 AM
Damn, he got triggered...
Anyway, Margot did say she was taking a break from Harley, though
SethBullock - 5/15/2023, 9:31 AM
Lmao, the guy has 171 followers, why does Gunn bother "debunking" his lies.
BeNice123 - 5/15/2023, 1:17 PM
@SethBullock - becaus its James Gunn himself under another account.
connorblaze - 5/15/2023, 9:57 AM
On the one hand I like that Gunn puts randos in their place sometimes, but honestly I think the dude needs to just be above it and let it go. Never more obvious how easily wound up he is than in that recent interview with Pratt where they’re reading tweets, and you can see from Gunn’s face that he keeps misinterpreting them as hostile at first and getting defensive before seeing Pratt react with a laugh and realising they’re not going after them. Pratt is so casual and Gunn is rearing to go haha, ready to brawl 😂
Forthas - 5/15/2023, 11:05 AM
But Mr. Gunn, I thought we were making a clean break from the old DCEU?
AmazingFILMporg - 5/15/2023, 11:29 AM
Margot Robbie is boxoffice poison. Get rid of her💁
LenSkivorskiJr - 5/15/2023, 11:36 AM
@AmazingFILMporg - you talkin’ crazy right now
AmazingFILMporg - 5/15/2023, 11:59 AM
@LenSkivorskiJr -

Give me a hit film recently...

I'll wait🤡
LenSkivorskiJr - 5/15/2023, 12:03 PM
@AmazingFILMporg - 🫣😖😫

I don’t think she’s the problem though.
AmazingFILMporg - 5/15/2023, 12:17 PM
@LenSkivorskiJr -

She is the female Michael Fassbinder or how ever you spell his name. Great supporting actor but isn't really a leading man.💁
AmazingFILMporg - 5/15/2023, 12:19 PM
@LenSkivorskiJr -

I never got a crazy demented Harley from Margot. Felt like a try hard cosplay version.

Lady Gaga will be a better Harley foshow 💪
Tonic24k - 5/15/2023, 4:34 PM
@AmazingFILMporg - She may not have had a hit in a while be that doesn't make her "poison". In the right roles, she draws BIG crowds. And if she is, in fact, casted as Invisible Woman, people will lose their shit in the best way.
AmazingFILMporg - 5/15/2023, 5:02 PM
@Tonic24k -

*In the right roles, she draws BIG crowds*

What role can you attribute her being cast that draws "big crowds"?

I'll wait.
Tonic24k - 5/17/2023, 9:33 AM
@AmazingFILMporg - This is relative btw. It's like saying Transformers draws a BIG crowd but where are the Oscar winning performances.

She's typically in smaller budget films. So I'm not comparing Wolf of Wall Street, for example, with Fast and Furious 29.

But yes, she absolutely draws a crowd. She's highly regarded as a top tier actress and has the accolades to prove it. People were obsessed with her portrayal of HQ for years. And if she's casted as IW, she will EASILY draw a HUGE crowd. Because she has star power.

So back to your point. You called her "box office poison". What is your argument for that? It just seems unfounded and nonsensical. And honestly, I usually agree with your takes.
GeneralChaos - 5/15/2023, 11:47 AM
He straight up admitted to lying to get clicks and then is deleting his account. What a creep. Glad he got called out (dumbest move was including Gunn's account in the lie).
valmic - 5/15/2023, 11:47 AM
I bet that was Gunn behind that website and he’s just talking to himself.
NinnesMBC - 5/16/2023, 3:09 AM
Dumbt tweet looking for reactions but in hindsight, it may have just make Gunn react in a way that makes it eaiser enough to infer that Margot Robbie will stay as Harley Quinn.

Which just goes to confirm again that he's cherry-picking favourites with the reboot. And that isn't really an objective way to start the "right" DCU.

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