James Gunn Denies Rumors About Margot Robbie’s Future As Harley Quinn

Harley is here to stay!

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Ever since it was announced that James Gunn and Peter Safran would relaunch the DC Universe as co-chairs of DC Studios, rumors have been abound on which actors will be recast. Following a rumor that Margot Robbie would be recast as Harley Quinn, Gunn put his foot down against these faux insiders.

Following the news that both Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck would be recast as Superman and Batman respectively in the new DCU, there has been no shortage of rumors on who else would be replaced. Speculation has bounced between Ezra Miller, Gal Gadot, Zachary Levi, and now Margot Robbie. This report stems from a different rumor that Robbie has signed on to play Sue Storm in the upcoming Fantastic Four film, with self-proclaimed leaker DCU Leaks claiming that her Marvel contract cut her off from reprising her role in the DCU. This drew the attention of James Gunn himself, calling out the scooper for repeatedly posting lies that could hurt people he cares about:

Speculation has always been the lifeblood of the comic book community, even before the days when every Marvel Studios project had a post-credits scene teasing what was to come. Speculation, in isolation, is harmless. However, passing speculation off as truth can do more harm than good, both for the people involved and the fans excited at the prospects.

Margot Robbie’s work as Harley Quinn has been praised by both fans and critics, and many are hoping that she will continue to play the character in future DC Universe projects, which now seems more likely than ever with James Gunn’s tweet. The actress has previously expressed her love for the character and her willingness to return to the role.

In the meantime, Harley Quinn fans can look forward to the character’s Joker: Folie à Deux appearance. Lady Gaga is taking on the role of Harley Quinn for the upcoming comic book movie, with Joaquin Phoenix returning as The Joker.

What can audiences expect from the Joker sequel?

After the first film ended with Arthur Fleck in Arkham State Hospital, it’s likely that – as in previous iterations – Harleen Quinzel will start out as the Joker’s psychiatrist. Plot details are being kept under wraps but the a significant chunk of the sequel is expected to take place in Arkham.

Todd Phillips is directing Joker: Folie à Deux from a script he co-wrote alongside Scott Silver, who also worked on the original. Production is currently underway for an October 2024 release.

The cast of Folie à Deux also features Brendan Gleeson, Zazie Beetz, Catherine Keener, Jacob Lofland and Harry Lawtey.

The first Joker movie is currently available on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD and digital formats. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the sequel and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

Anthony Singletary

Anthony Singletary

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