Margot Robbie won't return as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad sequel

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 February 2019
Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn

Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn

Margot Robbie will reportedly not reprise her role as Harley Quinn for the upcoming 'Suicide Squad' sequel helmed by James Gunn

Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn is not expected to return in James Gunn's 'Suicide Squad' sequel.

The 28-year-old actress – who is to star in her own DC Extended Universe spin-off movie 'Birds of Prey' – will reportedly not reprise her character for the upcoming film for Warner Bros. and DC Comics, as the 52-year-old filmmaker wants to feature a new cast of characters and will avoid any direct tie-in to the first movie, according to Forbes.

The director is reportedly not involving the anti-hero – who is the girlfriend of Jared Leto's Joker – in any capacity as he is taking "a new approach and rethinking of the property."

James – who was fired from 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' by Disney over controversial past tweets – plans to take the film in a new direction and the movie is also said to have been given the title, 'The Suicide Squad', and it looks likely to be a reboot of sorts, rather than a direct sequel.

'Wolf of Wall Street' star Margot is set to wrap up the filming of 'Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of Harley Quinn)' in April.

The female-led upcoming DC Comics flick is expected to be very different from other movies in the DCEU, as it's reportedly aiming for an R-rating, making it less child-friendly than previous movies.

The Suicide Squad

  • 4 stars
  • 2021
  • US
  • 2h 12min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James Gunn
  • Written by: James Gunn
  • Cast: Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Sylvester Stallone, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Peter Capaldi
  • UK release: 30 July 2021

Confusingly-titled sequel to Suicide Squad.