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Without intending to, Margot Robbie revealed the disorganized structure of DC Films’ future in an interview.
Margot Robbie has been doing her best and loving it as Harley Quinn. Regardless of what you think of the movies DC Films has released, she has been one of the best characters DC Films has ever put on screen.
Moreover, people love her for it.
Margot Robbie enjoyed it so much that she even helped produce Birds of Prey in 2020.
Right now, she is the main face of DC Films’ villain lineup because she’s the only one who lasted this long.
Nevertheless, with all the work that she has put in, it does seem that playing the famous Dr. Harleen Quinzel has been taking a toll on her lately.
Margot Robbie admitted her tiredness to Entertainment Weekly.
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.
The Suicide Squad star added that:
I don’t know when we’re next going to see her. I’m just as intrigued as everyone else is.
For now, Margot Robbie plans to take a break from the role.
Margot Robbie debuted as Harley Quinn in 2016’s Suicide Squad.
Although critics dropped poor reviews on the movie, she made Harley Quinn her own.
We know she looks a lot different from Batman: The Animated Series, where she was originally introduced.
Nevertheless, her version stood out as an impressive reimagining of Quinzel’s character.
In the meantime, she doesn’t know if she is going to return to the role.
There are no projects lined up that will make a return for her character.
Remember that Warner Media is taking it slow because they are deep into the possibility of the merger with Discovery.
We published a report of Warner merging with Discovery which may happen by next year.
It seems that Warner Bros. is not making any major announcements with DC Films until then.
In addition to that discussion with EW, Margot Robbie was informed of Harley Quinn’s character in Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
It was a surprise to her to learn that Harley Quinn dies in the far future.
This is where the talk switches direction. While remaining fair and professional, her candid words unpeel DC Films’ lack of direction.
Margot Robbie explained:
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.
To be honest, that’s not quite true.
Margot Robbie Reveals DC Films’ Vague Future In Interview
For all of DC Comics’ flaws, various editorial staffs have worked hard in keeping some consistency within the various titles.
Moreover, massive crossover projects such as 1986’s Crisis on Infinite Earths aimed to tighten the overall DC universe.
Margot Robbie further stated that:
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’s not like Marvel where everything is more obviously linked in a more linear way.
In other words, the Walter Hamada-led DC Films is a twisted pretzel of unconnected story arcs.
She is not mistaken there in how the movies are made by Marvel Studios and DC Films.
Projects from Marvel Studios have been more connected and tell large, cohesive tales.
DC Films has been mostly disconnected (not including the Snyderverse) with only slight references to each other or none at all.
With Marvel Studios, everyone including the cast, directors, and writers must be on a collaborative level with all the other productions in the MCU.
Even The Suicide Squad (2021) feels like a separate movie since it is considered as a soft reboot of the 2016 Suicide Squad.
The original film only has subtle connections to Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice (2016).
With no map of the future, Margot Robbie probably doesn’t even know what movie Harley Quinn is supposed to be in next.
Until then, one of DC Films’ biggest hitters will remain on the bench.