In a recently released interview, Margot Robbie, famous for playing Harley Quinn in Birds of Prey, has revealed that she is unsure about her future as the character.
As the release date of the upcoming movie The Suicide Squad is coming up soon (it premieres in theaters on August 5, 2021), Margot Robbie says that her future as Harley Quinn is unclear.
In the newly released Entertainment Weekly interview that took place in June 2021, Robbie suggested that she isn’t sure when she’ll portray Harley next.
“It was kind of back-to-back filming Birds [of Prey]… and filming this, so I was kind of like, oof, I need a break from Harley because she’s exhausting. I don’t know when we’re next going to see her. I’m just as intrigued as everyone else is,” she said.
Entertainment news outlet Complex reports:
“Curiously enough, she also had no idea that Zack Snyder’s Justice League, which arrived on HBO Max earlier this year, made some interesting decisions regarding her character. Ben Affleck’s Batman describes how Quinn died during the ending moments of that film, but it’s worth pointing out that Snyder’s cut of the superhero film isn’t exactly considered canon.”
When Robbie was told that Harley Quinn’s death is addressed in Justice League, she said: “Whaaat? I didn’t know that. Thank you for telling me!”
“The film version of the DC universe, I actually think they’re a lot like the comics,” Robbie said. “You pick up one comic and something’s happening and then you pick up the next comic and maybe that character’s not alive, maybe that character’s not with that person, maybe that character looks completely different. Each movie is its own sort of thing, and I think that works in the comic book world, and I think that works in the DC film world as well.”
“It’s not like Marvel where everything is more obviously linked in a more linear way,” she added.
So far, it appears that Margot Robbie is not scheduled to play Harley Quinn in another film, but that may change if The Suicide Squad turns out to be a box office hit.