Poison Ivy hasn’t appeared in the DC Extended Universe yet, but it wasn’t missing on Margot Robbie’s side. Of course, DC fans know Robbie best for playing Harley Quinn in DCEU films such as Suicide Squad and Birds of Prey. She repeats the role all over again in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, and while tons of other DC supervillains are also featured, there’s no indication that Poison Ivy will be included.
Because the Harley Quinn character is so closely associated with Poison Ivy in other media, Robbie has long been asked by DC fans when Ivy will join their partner on crime and romance on the big screen, which almost happened Gotham City Sirens. This is something Robbie really wants to see for herself, and she has brought the idea to Warner Bros. for years. In a new interview with Den of Geek, Robbie reveals that she is still hopeful and will continue lobbying to really make this a reality.
“Trust me, I chew their ears off all the time. You must be sick of hearing it, but I say, ‘Poison Ivy, Poison Ivy. Come on, let’s do it.’ I’m really excited to see a Harley-Poison Ivy relationship on screen. It would be so much fun. So I’ll keep harassing them. Don’t worry. ”
In a previous interview with PrideSource Margot Robbie further teased the Harley-Poison Ivy relationship from the comics portrayed in the DCEU. From this interview, Robbie has this to say on the subject.
“If you read the comics, you know that Poison Ivy and Harley have an intimate relationship. In some comics they convey this as friendship; in other comics you can see that they are actually sexually involved as a couple. I tried me would love to throw Poison Ivy into the universe because Harley and Poison Ivy’s relationship is one of my favorite things about the comics, so I want to examine that on screen. ”
Robbie isn’t the only one who wants to see her Harley Quinn meet Poison Ivy at the DCEU. Birds of Prey director Cathy Yan was also asked if she could explore this relationship in a follow-up film. For her part, Yan noted that she “would love to see Poison Ivy” and that her relationship with Harley Quinn would come to life on the big screen. There are currently no plans at Warner Bros. for a sequel to Birds of Prey, which could be a great way to introduce a new poison ivy with live action.
The last time we saw Poison Ivy in theaters was when she was portrayed by Uma Thurman in the polarizing George Clooney film Batman & Robin. On the small screen, we’ve seen a variety of incarnations of Poison Ivy in various DC shows, with Lake Bell currently expressing the character on Harley Quinn. Clare Foley, Maggie Geha and Peyton List took turns playing a live-action Poison Ivy in Gotham, and the super villain’s existence was teased in the Arrowverse.
It’s hard to say if the DCEU will ever bring in poison ivy, but there’s always a chance it’ll appear in a separate movie universe on the big screen. If The Batman does well on its release, it will take more villains for the inevitable sequel, which opens the door to Ivy’s return to the cinema. In addition, Ivy always has the option of making her own independent film based on the model of Joker. Time will ultimately tell what happens, but given the character’s popularity, it should only be a matter of time before she’s back in theaters. This message comes to us from Den of Geek.
Topics: Harley Quinn Movie, Harley Quinn, Gotham City Sirens