Harley Quinn will next be seen in The Suicide Squad.
Margot Robbie revealed that she was unaware that Harley Quinn died in Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League capped off the so-called “Snyderverse” with a Knightmare sequence showing the future of the universe. In the sequence, we learn how Superman has gone rogue, and how Aquaman and Wonder Woman are dead. In a conversation with Ben Affleck’s Batman and Jared Leto’s Joker, it’s also revealed that Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn has passed away as well. It’s a bleak sequence that teases Justice League sequels and events that we’ll likely never see, but nonetheless, they served as a fitting end to the characters that Snyder helped create.
In a recent interview with EW to promote her upcoming return as Harley Quinn in The Suicide Squad, the outlet asked Margot Robbie her thoughts on the character is dead in the future of the DC Extended Universe. To the outlet’s surprise, Margot Robbie had no idea that Harley Quinn had met her demise in Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
“Whaaat? I didn’t know that. [Laughs] Thank you for telling me!”
After processing the news, Margot Robbie continued by discussing how each DC film appears to exist in its own pocket, similar to a comic book, and that one film that sees Harley Quinn dying doesn’t necessarily extend to the next.
“I guess it’s kind of like the comics. 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. 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. It feels like there’s so many adjacent stories, worlds, and films happening at the same time, just like there are in the comics. So, yeah, I didn’t know that, but it doesn’t necessarily change what other people are able to do with this universe, I don’t think. What one director decides I don’t think dictates what another director might be able to pick up and do with the world and the characters, which is fun. I think that’s an appealing aspect for directors in the DC world, they can make it their own, the way James did. He didn’t have to be beholden to the version that David Ayer (director of Suicide Squad) set up. He could pick it up and make it his own, which I’m sure was more appealing for him.”
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Here is the synopsis for Zack Snyder’s Justice League:
“In ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.”
The Snyder Cut stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, JK Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
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