DC Comics fans were certainly disappointed when it was announced that the next Harley Quinn feature film would be Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) instead of David Ayer’s Gotham City Sirens (likely now dead). Mainly, because fans were excited for the potential of Poison Ivy and Harley finally interacting on the big screen.
Well, PrideSource asked Birds of Prey star and producer Margot Robbie about the future of Ivy in the movies while promoting her upcoming film Mary Queen of Scots. It sounds like Robbie is listening to fans and wants to explore their relationship in future films.
In August, DC Comics confirmed that Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy are married, and in 2020, you will play Harley in her own movie. For “Birds of Prey,” are you mindful of the way Harley is portrayed when it comes to her sexuality?
ROBBIE: “Yeah. 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, 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.”
Have you considered who you’d want as Poison Ivy?
ROBBIE: “You know what? I’ve thought about it a lot and there’s no one person who springs to mind. I’m pretty open-minded.”
What’s actually great about Birds of Prey is that with the film being R-rated (less backlash from bigoted parents) and also already including an openingly gay character like Rosie Perez’s Detective Renee Montoya is that this new Harley Quinn corner of the universe most certainly could actually tackle the romantic nature of Ivy and Quinn’s relationship.
It remains to be seen when and where Ivy would show up.
James Gunn’s Suicide Squad 2 could be an excellent place to introduce her, at the very least.
While hints and teases to Poison Ivy could be inserted into the Birds of Prey movie, she sadly won’t be a featured character. Production on Birds of Prey will begin mid-January in Los Angeles and Warner Bros. has given the DC Comics film a release date of February 7th, 2020.
SOURCE: PRIDE SOURCE