According to Entertainment Weekly, Margot Robbie has revealed that she doesn’t know when she’ll be reprising the infamous DC supervillain Harley Quinn. The actress has portrayed Quinn in three films over the past five years, starring in Suicide Squad (2016), Birds of Prey (2020), and now James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, out in theaters and on HBO Max August 6.
Robbie told EW back in June, “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. I don’t know when we’re next going to see her. I’m just as intrigued as everyone else is.”
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She was also intrigued to learn about the ultimate fate of the character at the end of Snyder’s film. One of the movie’s concluding sequences is set in an apocalyptic future, in which Ben Affleck’s Batman describes that Quinn died in his arms. Robbie had not seen the sequence at the time she spoke to EW, and she was surprised to hear of her character’s demise. She also reveals some thoughts about the conclusion:
“The film version of the DC universe, I actually think they’re a lot like the comics. 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 feels like there’s so many adjacent stories, worlds, and films happening at the same time, just like there are in the comics. So, yeah, I didn’t know that, but it doesn’t necessarily change what other people are able to do with this universe, I don’t think.”
So we might see Robbie as Harley Quinn in another movie, another DC timeline, somewhere in the near future. Stay tuned for that, and for now, watch Harley in The Suicide Squad trailer below and be sure to check the film out when it’s released!