Given she’s currently scoring rave reviews for her gleefully nihilistic performance as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad, it should come as no surprise Margot Robbie is actively pushing for a spin-off starring her and Jared Leto’s Joker.
Speaking to Tipsy Talk, the Aussie actress talked up her desire for a movie further exploring the twisted lovers’ relationship as they spread chaos throughout Gotham City.
She said: “I’m trying to make that happen. Not for anything specifically, but just something – there’s so much more to do.”
It’s a movie that seems to make a lot of sense given how popular Robbie has proven in the role and fans disappoint with the Prince of Crime’s lack of screen time in Suicide Squad, an issue she puts down to attempts to make the movie more coherent.
She explained: “There was so much of our back story … they probably realised that the emotional through-line of the story had to be the mission we were on, and kind of explaining The Enchantress’ position and all that kind of stuff, and the back story stuff – though it’s like magic … there’s a lot but it just didn’t make sense to confuse the present storyline with that.”
One possible way to reunite Harley and Joker on screen may come in Ben Affleck’s forthcoming standalone Batman movie, with Leto already talking up the prospect of the Joker and the Dark Knight facing off
“I hope this is just an introduction [of the Joker] … and not the end! Because I could easily just play the Joker a couple more times and then retire. Because it’s so fulfilling and so creative and it’s so imaginative. It’s really difficult to think about doing anything else,” he said.
“I think it would be incredible to see Batman and the Joker go head-to-head! This Batman and this Joker. I mean, I don’t know, that might be too much! But that would be fun.”
Warner Bros. may have a different plan, however, with rumours circulating back in May that the studio was contemplating a spinoff focusing on a clutch of female villains and heroes, fronted by Robbie’s Quinn.
Whatever form the movie takes, Robbie is definitely eager to return to the role.
The Australian actress gushed: “I feel like I hit the lottery … The chicks never get these roles – we never get the roles where we have the funny one-liners and then the kick-ass action scene, but then also, like, an intricate character with an awesome story arc – you just don’t really get that, like in a big-budget film.”
Suicide Squad is in cinemas now.