Margot Robbie will reprise her role of Harley Quinn again next year, but is it for Suicide Squad 2 or something else? Robbie burst onto the scene with The Wolf of Wall Street, but she has become even more of a household name thanks to taking on the role of Dr. Harleen Quinzel. As divisive as Suicide Squad turned out to be, the near unanimous response from the movie was how perfect Robbie was in the role. The response was felt by Warner Bros. too, as they have reportedly been developing several projects with her at the core.
Suicide Squad was clearly only the beginning of her stint as Harley, but with it being over a year since she’s played the character, fans are starting to wonder when she’ll take on the role again. Thanks to a litany of projects primed for Harley’s presence, the wait was not expected to be too much longer.
In a conversation with Jake Gyllenhaal (the current rumored favorite to next play Batman) for Variety, she was asked about her future with the character. Robbie couldn’t confirm what project or when exactly she’ll reprise her role, but did say the plan is for her to get back in character next year.
I hope to be playing Harley again, at least next year. I love her.
The most obvious project that should require Robbie’s talents is Suicide Squad 2. It is reportedly going to start filming sometime next year, so her uncertainty may be related to the contradictory start to production rumors floating around. Robbie did say something very similar two months ago, so she’s apparently still in the dark on the specifics. This could be due to the studio finalizing their plans in a post-Justice League world.
If Robbie’s return as Harley Quinn next year isn’t for Suicide Squad 2, then the other possible outcome could be for the recently announced Harley Quinn animated series. She is unsurprisingly wanted to voice the role, but that deal has not yet been finalized, if it happens at all. Other than the animated series, Robbie could potentially be teasing that one of her other Harley-led projects may still have life. WB is reportedly working on Gotham City Sirens and Harley Quinn vs The Joker, both of which would have Robbie in a leading role. Both of these projects have directors – David Ayer and Glenn Ficarra/John Requa, respectively – and WB could look to capitalize on Robbie’s stardom with a solo picture. Whatever the case may be, Robbie’s future as Harley should become more clear in the coming months.
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