Our Margot Robbie DC Exclusive Confirmed By James Gunn
James Gunn confirms our report that Margot Robbie will return to the DCU.
Only a few months ago, we exclusively reported that James Gunn was planning to bring Margot Robbie back in the rebooted DCU, and now the DC Studios co-head has confirmed it. Gunn was responding to a post celebrating that he had worked with both John Cena and Dave Bautista when a fan asked if he planned on working with Robbie again. The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 writer/director responded, “For sure.”
Some fans might have been worried about Margot Robbie’s DC future, particularly since when it comes to live-action adaptations of Harley Quinn these days, all the talk is about Lady Gaga. The singer will be playing Harley opposite Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck in the upcoming sequel Joker: Folie à Deux. Of course, the sequel won’t be part of the DCU, but Phoenix’s turn as Joker didn’t do Jared Leto any favors as far as keeping his DC supervillain gig.
If you’ve been paying attention since Margot Robbie’s DC Debut in 2016’s Suicide Squad, then her return to the rebooted DCU should come as little surprise. Even in a film as critically panned as Suicide Squad, Robbie’s performance as Harley Quinn delivered a standout performance and has since reprised the role twice: in 2020’s Birds of Prey and the following year’s The Suicide Squad.
Despite the soft reboot boasting a massive cast, Margot Robbie was one of only four stars to reprise their roles from DC’s Suicide Squad. The other three were Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, and Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang. It’s telling that out of those four, Robbie’s anti-hero was one of the only two characters to survive the film’s legendary body count.
As for when we can see Margot Robbie return to the DC, we don’t know, but there are at least two projects that Gunn has confirmed as part of DC Studios‘ upcoming slate where she would be a natural fit. She may no longer be Joker’s girlfriend, but Harley Quinn is still ultimately a Batman spin-off character, and The Brave and the Bold is the film that will introduce the new versions of Batman and Robin. Considering Affleck’s Batman had numerous cameos in the film that debuted Harley, it’s not out of the question Harley could return the favor in The Brave and the Bold.
Then there’s the upcoming HBO Max series Waller starring Viola Davis. Considering Amanda Waller is first and foremost known as the woman behind Task Force X, aka the Suicide Squad, the series is bound to have at least a few guest appearances from the incarcerated supervillains. There’s no reason to think Harley couldn’t be one of them.
For now we’ll just have to keep our ears to the ground until more specifics emerge about Margot Robbie’s DC return. When we know, we’ll make sure you know.