THE SUICIDE SQUAD Director James Gunn Confirms That Harley Quinn Will Return To The DCEU

THE SUICIDE SQUAD Director James Gunn Confirms That Harley Quinn Will Return To The DCEU

There's been some speculation that The Suicide Squad might have been Margot Robbie's final time suiting-up as Harley Quinn in the DCEU, but director James Gunn has confirmed that the character will return.

By MarkCassidy - Sep 12, 2022 10:09 AM EST
Filed Under: The Suicide Squad

Margot Robbie debuted as Harley Quinn in David Ayer's Suicide Squad, before taking the lead in Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of Harley Quinn, and returning for James Gunn's The Suicide Squad.

Though the Academy Award-nominee's performances as the deranged antihero were praised by fans and critics alike, none of the above movies featuring Quinn proved to be box office hits. This led to Warner Bros. scrapping at least one other Harley-focused project (that we know of), which in turn led to speculation that Robbie may have decided to step away from the role.

Yesterday was the 30th anniversary of Quinn's debut in Batman: The Animated Series, and Gunn took to Twitter to share a couple of previously unseen The Suicide Squad production stills. A fan asked the filmmaker if we'd see Harls in the DCEU again, and he responded with a straight-to-the-point "Yes."

This obviously doesn't give us much to go on, but Gunn does seem pretty sure that Quinn will make her return at some point. This could suggest that he's aware of an upcoming project featuring the character, or may even have something in the works with Robbie himself.

Could Harley show up in Peacemaker season 2, perhaps? That seems like a long-shot, but then we never expected to see members of the Justice League appear in the season 1 finale, so who knows what Gunn has in store for us.

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EZBeast
EZBeast - 9/12/2022, 10:35 AM
EZBeast
EZBeast - 9/12/2022, 10:36 AM
I’m sorry but I just find her so obnoxious at this point…really couldn’t stand her in the suicide squad
nibs
nibs - 9/12/2022, 10:37 AM
didn't think i saw it on here but there is a rumour floating that WB has asked Gunn to direct a justice league movie
UnderBelly
UnderBelly - 9/12/2022, 10:40 AM
@nibs - I think they offered that or basically anything he wanted first. But he chose SS.
MosquitoFarmer
MosquitoFarmer - 9/12/2022, 10:41 AM
Short of them confirming it, it seemed like a given. She was great in The Suicide Squad, and Margot Robbie is just so darn charasmatic in the role. Too good to pass up.
Ha1frican
Ha1frican - 9/12/2022, 10:44 AM
She’s one of the few bankable characters they have, of course she’s coming back
Origame
Origame - 9/12/2022, 10:45 AM
I do think it's an interesting case of an actor perfectly fitting a role but none of the projects her character is in don't end up delivering. Even the suicide squad didn't seem like they knew what to do with her.

I'd be open to it though. Especially since Gunn seems to really like working with robbie.
slickrickdesigns
slickrickdesigns - 9/12/2022, 10:48 AM
@Origame - I thought the Suicide Squad used her perfectly compared to the rest of what Harley has been in for the DCEU.
Origame
Origame - 9/12/2022, 11:08 AM
@slickrickdesigns - definitely the best but she could've been cut out.
bkmeijer1
bkmeijer1 - 9/12/2022, 11:12 AM
@Origame - '' it's an interesting case of an actor perfectly fitting a role but none of the projects her character is in don't end up delivering''

You just gave me a really good explanation for more than just Harley Quinn's casting. In my opinion, it also goes for Superman and Batman too
Godzilla2000Zer
Godzilla2000Zer - 9/12/2022, 10:48 AM
I will say this I'm not the biggest fan of James Gunn's Suicide Squad I think it's meh but one positive I'll it besides making fall in love with Peacemaker was rejuvenating my interest in Harley Quinn so I'm game for her to return in the right projects. Assault On Arkham is still the best Suicide Squad movie.
soberchimera
soberchimera - 9/12/2022, 10:49 AM
Two back-to-back box office bombs with movies featuring this iteration of the character, when are they going to learn?
Godzilla2000Zer
Godzilla2000Zer - 9/12/2022, 10:51 AM
@soberchimera - 3 if you count the original Suicide Squad yet they won't touch a Superman or Green Lantern movie.
TheWalkingCuban
TheWalkingCuban - 9/12/2022, 10:52 AM
@soberchimera - Literal diminishing returns however, the third time she popped up, I’m pretty sure that movie also came out on HBO Max, I don’t remember exactly I could be wrong. But it was definitely in the Covid summer months of last year. However, I’m pretty sure 007 and fast and furious and Kong had done pretty well.

I’m starting to remember the list of things that went wrong and that they did wrong and I don’t feel like remembering, I’m going to sleep, I just got off Night Shift
MyCoolYoung
MyCoolYoung - 9/12/2022, 10:54 AM
@Godzilla2000Zer - wait... the first Squad made 750 million though
soberchimera
soberchimera - 9/12/2022, 10:55 AM
@TheWalkingCuban - It was released theatrically as well, but you’re right, the simultaneous release on HBO Max definitely hurt it’s BO.
Godzilla2000Zer
Godzilla2000Zer - 9/12/2022, 10:56 AM
@MyCoolYoung - Critically it was mixed to negative and it hurt the box office for the second one.
TheWalkingCuban
TheWalkingCuban - 9/12/2022, 10:58 AM
@soberchimera - yup
MyCoolYoung
MyCoolYoung - 9/12/2022, 10:59 AM
@Godzilla2000Zer - I still don't think that made it a bomb. It's said to have made the studio 160 million
Godzilla2000Zer
Godzilla2000Zer - 9/12/2022, 11:04 AM
@MyCoolYoung - True
Arthorious
Arthorious - 9/12/2022, 11:48 AM
@Godzilla2000Zer - I’m still a little baffled how the first Suicide Squad made bank.
GhostDog
GhostDog - 9/12/2022, 10:51 AM
PantherKing
PantherKing - 9/12/2022, 10:54 AM
With all those cancellations I’m surprised there’s still a DCEU
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