DC Studios’ James Gunn, the acclaimed director of the recently released film ‘The Suicide Squad,’ has confirmed that he will work with the film’s star Margot Robbie again in future projects. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what the future holds for the pair and the DC Universe.
Working with Margot Robbie
When asked about working with Margot Robbie again, Gunn replied, “For sure.” The two previously collaborated for ‘The Suicide Squad,’ where Robbie reprised her role as Harley Quinn. The character was first introduced in 2016’s ‘Suicide Squad’ by David Ayer and later in 2020’s ‘Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harly Quinn)’ by director Cathy Yan.
Robbie’s desire to bring Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy to life
Although no specific project has been announced, Robbie has expressed her desire to bring the comic book romance between Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy to the big screen. Robbie actively pursued the idea, stating, “I cannot tell you how hard I’ve been pushing for that. I want it too.”
James Gunn’s DC Universe
In January, James Gunn announced his ten-year, two-chapter plan for the DC Universe. Gunn explained that ‘The Flash’ would “reset everything,” though he did not elaborate on how. The film will be followed by ‘Blue Beetle’ and ‘Aquaman 2,’ which will lead into the first of the DCU’s upcoming two chapters entitled “Gods & Monsters.” The chapter will kick off with 2025’s ‘Superman: Legacy.’
Confirmation from Tom King
DC comic book writer Tom King seemingly confirmed on March 11 that Gunn will be directing ‘Superman: Legacy.’ He said, “James Gunn is a super nerd, and he’s super creative, right? He’s the writer and director of the Superman movie, and he’s sort of the creative force behind all of this, him and Peter Safran. And he reached out to a group of screenwriters and myself, fantastic, amazing… whose names he’s put out there, to work on making these movies and TV shows as good as they can be.”
Confirmation from James Gunn
Gunn later confirmed his involvement in the film and the release date on his Twitter account, writing, “Yes, I’m directing Superman: Legacy to be released on July 11, 2025. My brother Matt told me that he started to cry when he saw the release date. I asked him why. He said, ‘Dude, it’s Dad’s birthday.’ I hadn’t realized.’ I lost my Dad almost three years ago; he was my best friend. He didn’t understand me as a kid but supported my love of comics and film, and I wouldn’t be making this movie now without him.”
Fans of the DC Universe can look forward to seeing Margot Robbie and James Gunn collaborate once again, possibly on a Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy project. Furthermore, James Gunn’s two-chapter plan for the DC Universe promises to reset everything and kick off with 2025’s ‘Superman: Legacy.’