With James Gunn’s upcoming Suicide Squad on the horizon, fans have to wonder just when we’ll see the clown princess of crime again. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, actress Margot Robbie hinted that this may be the last time we see her version of Harley Quinn.
While speaking about Harley’s future in the DC film universe, Robbie was pretty blunt about what’s next for her character. Understandably so, of course.
“It was kind of back-to-back filming Birds… and filming this, so I was kind of like, oof, I need a break from Harley because she’s exhausting.”
No one could blame her for wanting a break. As fun as the character is, it would be exhausting for anyone to play the same person over and over again for 5-plus years. Thankfully, Robbie was seemingly optimistic that this may not be the end for her, adding “I don’t know when we’re next going to see her. I’m just as intrigued as everyone else is.”
There hasn’t been much news in terms of a Birds of Prey sequel and since the lead is taking a break, there’s a chance we may not get one for a long time, if at all. Which would be deeply upsetting because the DC film was a TON of fun. Plus we were just getting to know the ladies behind the Birds of Prey. Some fans have already petitioned for a Black Canary series and at this moment? I’d take anything.
Like many comic books, there has been a severe lack of diversity when it comes to female leading roles in superhero films. For years, Marvel only had Black Widow and though DC has had mulitple successful Wonder Woman films, that’s still just one character. It’s not enough,. It was such a breath of fresh air to have a superhero film directed, produced, and starring women about women!
It’s such a strange thing to see Harley Quinn hand Black Canary a hair tie and think “yes, finally, someone is putting their damn hair up to fight”. You would never see Wonder Woman handing a hair tie to Aquaman (though now that it’s out in the open, I would like to see that.) It’s the small details like this that make this film feel like it’s truly not just for women but for anyone who loves these characters as people.
To not see Harley Quinn again would be a complete disappointment. She is such a fun, iconic character that deserves to continue her story away from The Joker and be her own woman. If they continue her story, they could even incorporate the relationship between her and Poison Ivy.
After that, we could always get the Gotham City Sirens, which includes Harley, Ivy, and Catwoman. Think about it – Gotham City Sirens versus Birds of Prey. You need that in your life, don’t you? Cause I sure do! For now, we can only hope that she’ll return to the big screen.
What are your thoughts on Margot Robbie’s comments about Harley Quinn? What Harley Quinn story would you want to see brought to life? Let us know down in the comments.