Margot Robbie has been a recurring presence as Harley Quinn in the DC Extended Universe since 2016. While it’s unclear if she will suit up as the anti-hero any time soon, the actress says she wants to see her character in a love story arc with Poison Ivy. Speaking to ComicBook, the 32-year-old said she’s been pushing for a Harley and Ivy romance for years.
“I have been pushing for that for years,” Margot Robbie told the publication. “I cannot tell you how hard I’ve been pushing for that.” The Suicide Squad star also revealed that when she pictures the romance, she imagines the comic book version of Poison Ivy and not a specific actress. “I don’t really picture an actress doing it, but that would be so good,” she added.
Margot Robbie made her debut as Harley Quinn in 2016’s Suicide Squad, written and directed by David Ayer. The character was recruited by intelligence officer Amanda Waller who convinces the US Government to approve Task Force X. The team of criminals and supervillains would exist to combat metahuman threats. At the time, the former psychiatrist was the girlfriend of the Joker.
Four years after the Enchantress was defeated, the Joker breaks up with Harley Quinn, throwing her out on the Gotham City streets, as seen in 2020’s Birds of Prey. After being threatened by Gotham City crime lord Roman Sionis, the anti-hero joins forces with Helena Bertinelli, Dinah Lance, and Renee Montoya to save Cassandra Cain. The character’s fate was left open following the release of The Suicide Squad in 2021, with fans hoping to Margot Robbie as Harley in Batgirl.
But hopes of a cameo were dashed when Batgirl was canceled. However, there is a small possibility that Harley Quinn could appear in The Flash or in the second season of Peacemaker starring John Cena. There have also been rumors of a Birds of Prey sequel or a live-action Harley Quinn series starring Margot Robbie, but nothing has been officially confirmed.
The Poison Ivy romance Margot Robbie has been pushing has been explored in the Harley Quinn animated series. Created by Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, and Dean Lorey, the dark comedy follows the misadventures of Quinn after her breakup with the Joker. As she tries to become an independent villain, she teams up with Ivy who becomes a close friend.
Harley Quinn premiered to critical acclaim and received praise for its animation, humor, dark tone, voice acting, and Kaley Cuoco’s portrayal of the titular protagonist. The third season finds the anti-hero and Poison Ivy in a romantic relationship. As the new power couple of villainy, the pair strives to become the best version of themselves while working toward Ivy’s goal of transforming Gotham into an Eden paradise.
Meanwhile, Margot Robbie is currently on a promotional tour for Babylon. Billed as an epic period comedy-drama, the movie is written and directed by Damien Chazelle. The film chronicles the rise and fall of several stars during the shift from silent to sound movies in 1920s Hollywood. Set for release on December 23rd, Babylon also stars Brad Pitt, Diego Calva, Jean Smart, Jovan Adepo, and Li Jun Li.