THE SUICIDE SQUAD Star Margot Robbie Reacts To James Gunn's DC Studios Role; Hopes For Poison Ivy Romance

THE SUICIDE SQUAD Star Margot Robbie Reacts To James Gunn's DC Studios Role; Hopes For Poison Ivy Romance

The Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie has reacted to the news that James Gunn and Peter Safran are now in charge of DC Studios, while also sharing her hopes to explore Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy's romance.

By JoshWilding - Dec 05, 2022 01:12 PM EST
Filed Under: The Suicide Squad
Source: ComicBook.com

Margot Robbie has had a recurring presence in the DCU as Harley Quinn, and while we don't know when she'll next play the anti-hero, it's no secret that James Gunn is keen to work with her again. Helping matters is the fact that The Suicide Squad director is now in charge of DC Studios, something that could lead to a whole lot more Harley in the coming years. 

Talking to ComicBook.com, the actress shared her reaction to Gunn (and Peter Safran) being enlisted by Warner Bros. to take charge of the newly formed film unit.

"I know it's crazy," Robbie said of the big changes taking place at Warner Bros. "And Peter Safran, so he was also the producer on The Suicide Squad, so I know them both really well and they're a dynamic duo. I think that's such a get for DC." 

As for her future hopes for the character, it doesn't seem like she knows anything quite yet about what's next for Harley, but Robbie remains keen on exploring her comic book romance with Poison Ivy. Their relationship has been tackled in HBO Max's Harley Quinn animated series, and it's a dynamic fans remain keen to see play out in live-action as well. 

"I have been pushing for that for years. I cannot tell you how hard I've been pushing for that. I want it too," she told the site before being asked if she has anyone in mind for the role. "Honestly, when I pictured, I always picture like Poison Ivy in the comics. I don't really actually picture an actress doing it, but I agree, that would be so good."

With Gunn and Safran hard at work on putting together a slate of new DC movies for the DCU, fingers crossed that a new Harley Quinn project is among them. That list of projecs in the process of being figured out, of course, and is unlikely to be unveiled until well into next year.

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) wasn't a huge box office hit back in 2020, so perhaps the character would be better off as the lead in her own live-action TV series?

Would you like to see Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy's romantic relationship in a future movie?

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McMurdo
McMurdo - 12/5/2022, 1:51 PM
Remember when you all shat on The Suicide Squad? Despite it being a [frick]ing critical darling? And then the director and producer get hired to run DC?










I love this shit 😌
Reeds2Much
Reeds2Much - 12/5/2022, 1:53 PM
@McMurdo - I distinctly remember most of the Pro-Gunn people today were shitting on Suicide Squad before it even started production.
McMurdo
McMurdo - 12/5/2022, 1:57 PM
@Reeds2Much - ya I think he won a lot of folks over with TSS at least creatively
AmazingFILMporg
AmazingFILMporg - 12/5/2022, 2:09 PM
@McMurdo -


Who's *you all*?🤔


I saw alot of love for the film from people that hate the DCEU💁


Name name's 😐
grif
grif - 12/5/2022, 2:13 PM
@McMurdo - i still shit on gunn those movies and guardians.
Goldboink
Goldboink - 12/5/2022, 3:27 PM
@AmazingFILMporg -
I'm no fan of most of the DC stuff but loved Suicide Squad and my wife, who doesn't love the bloody stuff, really liked it as well.

Mea Culpa!
Urubrodi
Urubrodi - 12/5/2022, 1:53 PM
I also hope for the Poison Ivy romance...
Arianna
Arianna - 12/5/2022, 2:35 PM
@Urubrodi - you already have tons of it in comics and that animated show.
Reeds2Much
Reeds2Much - 12/5/2022, 1:53 PM
zeon00
zeon00 - 12/5/2022, 1:54 PM
Can they just be friends
UniqNo
UniqNo - 12/5/2022, 1:58 PM
"Honestly, when I pictured, I always picture like Poison Ivy in the comics. I don't really actually picture an actress doing it, but I agree, that would be so good."


ShimmyShimmyYA
ShimmyShimmyYA - 12/5/2022, 2:01 PM
Rihanna for poison Ivy

I’m tryna see something
UniqNo
UniqNo - 12/5/2022, 2:13 PM
@ShimmyShimmyYA - That could work! Sophie Turner and Karen Gillian would be my top 2, they are long and sexy redheads
SheepishOne
SheepishOne - 12/5/2022, 5:23 PM
@ShimmyShimmyYA - Only thing I've ever seen her in outside of music videos was Battleship. Her performance...eh?

Was there anything else she was in that demonstrated her acting ability?

Because based on Battleship, I could think of around 50 actors better suited for the part.
Urubrodi
Urubrodi - 12/5/2022, 5:34 PM
@UniqNo - Considering her work with Gunn, Gillian is a real possibility and she'd be great.
ShimmyShimmyYA
ShimmyShimmyYA - 12/5/2022, 7:07 PM
@SheepishOne - fam imma be honest I’m not in it for good acting I’m tryna see bajan Australian swirl
SheepishOne
SheepishOne - 12/5/2022, 7:15 PM
@ShimmyShimmyYA - That's completely fair.
globaltravels
globaltravels - 12/5/2022, 2:02 PM
I say get Lake Bell to reprise her role from the animated show. She’s perfect.
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