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Margot Robbie really wants that Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy movie but says Birds of Prey sequel not on the cards

May 12th, 2021 by Marc Comments

While many fans will know that Harley Quinn in the comics started out as Joker’s girlfriend, she gradually became her own character, not needing Mr J to boost her popularity.

When she was created by Bruce Timm for Batman: The Animated Series, no-one would have thought she’d quickly become so popular and such a big part of not just Joker’s but Batman’s mythology.

However, in the series’ 47th episode Harley met Poison Ivy and a whole new chapter in the character’s – in both characters’ – story was created.

Sure, it was an innocent friendship at first, but in the coming years, Harley and Ivy became much, much more and, while last year’s Birds of Prey movie touched on Harley (Margot Robbie) trying to survive without Jared Leto’s Joker, it never really went much further than that.

Although the superb Harley Quinn animated series really delved into it, left.

After Suicide Squad and then Birds of Prey both failed on several levels, the planned Gotham City Sirens movie was cancelled, and it was in there we expected to finally see the DCEU’s version of Poison Ivy. But alas, still no Ivy.

However, Robbie is well clued in on Harley and Ivy’s relationship and is trying to make it happen.

“Trust me,” the star said in a new interview, “I chew [Warner Bros’] ear off about it all the time. They must be sick of hearing it, but I’m like, ‘Poison Ivy, Poison Ivy. Come on, let’s do it.’

“I’m very keen to see a Harley-Poison Ivy relationship on screen. It’d be so fun. So I’ll keep pestering them. Don’t worry.”

However, if there’s one place we won’t be seeing it (at least not anytime soon), it’s in a sequel to Birds of Prey, which Robbie says is unlikely to happen: “I don’t know if that is on the horizon anytime soon,” she says.

“I don’t think it’s a no. But no, there’s no sequel in the works that I’m aware of at this stage.”

While Birds of Prey did many things right – Jurnee Smullet’s Black Widow and Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s Huntess being among them – it doesn’t over come the fact that the movie was, well, objectively messy and bad and their handling of Black Mask (Ewan McGregor) and Chris Messina’s Victor Zsasz, neither of whom had much similarity to the comic characters that inspired them, was inexcusable… which is especially annoying as the casting was great.

But, all that said, I love Robbie as Harley Quinn and with her set for her third appearance in the role in The Suicide Squad later this year, it’s clear the fans do too, so I’ll welcome her and Ivy getting their own adventure in the DCEU any time… I’m just not sure at this stage that it’s ever going to happen.

What say you all? Did you like Birds of Prey? Would you like to see Harley and Ivy together? Who would you cast as Ivy? I want to know answers to all this and more, so fire away…

Sources: Den of Geek and, em, Den of Geek

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….