Still Promoting the Harley & Poison Ivy DC Universe Romance is Margot Robbie

Still Promoting the Harley & Poison Ivy DC Universe Romance is Margot Robbie

In the DC Universe, Margot Robbie is still pushing for a romance between Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy. Due to the positive reception to her portrayal of the villain in the 2016 movie Suicide Squad, Robbie was given the opportunity to star in her own movie, Birds of Prey, in 2020. Robbie’s Quinn was transformed in the film into a lighter, stronger, more independent character, more in line with how she frequently appears in the comics, shifting away from the darker, damsel-in-distress tone that she had adopted in Suicide Squad. Alongside Harley’s comic counterpart is Poison Ivy, another villain from the Batman universe, who eventually becomes Harley’s girlfriend both in the comic books and in the animated television series Harley Quinn. To date, Poison Ivy has not been introduced in the DCU yet.

In an interview with, Robbie says that she’s “been pushing” for a Harley and Ivy romance for years. This echoes sentiments Robbie has been sharing since 2018. Robbie also says that when she pictures her Harley alongside Ivy, she imagines the Poison Ivy from the comics, rather than any particular actress. Read Robbie’s full comment below:

“I have been pushing for that for years. I cannot tell you how hard I’ve been pushing for that. I want it too. Honestly, when I pictured, I always picture like Poison Ivy in the comics. I don’t really actually picture an actress doing it, but I agree, that would be so good.”

Who Could Play The DCU’s Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy grabs a woman by the head from Batwoman
Not only has Robbie been pushing for years to include Ivy in the DCU, but so has Birds of Prey director Cathy Yan. Like Robbie, Yan said she “would certainly love to see the relationship between Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy,” and that she would love to include Ivy in potential future Birds of Prey follow-up films. Robbie has said in the past that she would love to explore Harley and Ivy’s relationship in whatever form that may take, be it a close friendship or something more, but she now seems to be eagerly awaiting a romance between the two.

Despite the fact that Poison Ivy hasn’t yet joined the DC Universe and that no actress has been chosen to play the character, DC fans have been very outspoken about their preferences. Emma Stone, Christina Hendricks, and Karen Gillan are among the leading candidates. However, some fans would prefer to see a different actress play the role; they have recommended Jodie Comer, Ana de Armas, and Teyonah Parris, a former cast member of WandaVision. Robbie, Yan, and DC fans are clamouring for Poison Ivy to make her DC Universe debut, so it’s entirely possible that the villain will show up in upcoming movies, especially with James Gunn running the show now that he recently gave Harley a fleeting love story in The Suicide Squad.

Where Will Robbie’s Harley Appear Next In The DCU

Suicide Squad Harley Quinn Margot Robbie
While Robbie hasn’t been confirmed to feature in any DC Universe movies just yet, Harley’s destiny was left out in the air by the 2021 The Suicide Squad. Fans had hoped Harley and Batgirl would cross paths, but Batgirl’s cancellation has left them in the dark. Given her connections to John Cena’s titular character, some are hoping for a Harley cameo in The Flash and Peacemaker season 2, while others are looking forward to a Birds of Prey sequel or even a live-action Harley Quinn HBO Max series. Robbie is still as eager as ever to play the Cupid of Crime, possibly alongside a future floral love interest, even though it’s still unclear when Harley will return to the DC Universe.

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