If Margot Robbie gets her way, Harley Quinn and the Joker won't be getting a storybook ending. It's only been a month since it was announced that Glenn Ficarra and John Requa would be making a spinoff focused on Harley and the Joker. The move was a confusing one for fans, with DC and Warner Bros once again putting the cart before the horse with their movie plans. It's not only one of many irons in the fire for the studio with no clear indication it will see the light of day, but it muddles the potential for a number of other movies starring Harley and the Joker.
Confusion aside, things seem to be inching forward with the film as both Jared Leto and Margot Robbie seem onboard to continue their roles. Robbie, who's previously worked with the director pair on two films, also has nothing but nice things to say about the duo. As for what the actor—and possible executive producer—has to say about the plot of the film, she thinks there's only one direction in which it can go.
"Their love story has to end in flames. It has to. It just wouldn't be right."
Harley and the Joker have always had a complicated and problematic relationship, full of deceit, betrayal, and murder. Naturally, the potential for two sociopathic villains to live happily ever after is slim, and it looks like the movies will mirror this. Of course, there's no indication which film is being discussed here. While it's assumed to be the love story project, we could easily see things fall apart in Suicide Squad 2 or Gotham City Sirens.
The latter film will star Robbie as Quinn, but rumors have hinted that Leto could reprise his Joker role as well. Adding to that is a photo of the couple shared by David Ayer, who is said to be jumping from Suicide Squad to Sirens. It seems that the DCEU is keen to continue spinning out films involving Harley and the Joker, cashing in on their bulletproof popularity. Of course, those same visions of dollar signs could prevent the pair's relationship from ever truly ending. Only time will tell if Robbie's vision will win out.
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