There's no question that Margot Robbie, who launched her successful production company LuckyChap Entertainment in 2014, is a force to be reckoned with in the movie business... and that could be very good news for the DC Extended Universe.
For example, when asked by PrideSource if she was being mindful of Quinn's sexuality in her upcoming Birds of Prey film, the actress/producer revealed that she's been "trying" to bring the relationship between her character Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy to the big screen.
"If you read the comics you know that Poison Ivy and Harley have an intimate relationship. In some comics they convey it as a friendship; in other comics you can see that they’re actually sexually involved as a couple. I’ve been trying to – I would love to have Poison Ivy thrown into the universe," Robbie told the site. "Because the Harley and Poison Ivy relationship is one of my favorite aspects of the comics, so I’m looking to explore that on screen."
Harley Quinn series writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner confirmed the romantic relationship between Quinn and Ivy on the official DC Comics Twitter account in 2015, saying: "Yes, they are Girlfriends without the jealousy of monogamy."
Granted, Poison Ivy isn't currently expected to appear in Warner Bros.' upcoming Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), which Robbie is co-producing. However, if the film is a success, who knows where Robbie could take things next with her influence and interests in the DCEU. Directed by Cathy Yan, the ensemble piece is scheduled for a February 2020 release and will feature other well-known characters Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell).
Is it just us, or is the DCEU starting to repair its bad reputation? Those positive early reactions to Aquaman have certainly got us hopeful that Wonder Woman isn’t the only breakout star, and with Robbie pushing for more inclusive and diverse comic characters, we'd say the future is looking pretty bright.
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