Margot Robbie, popularly known for her character Harley Quinn in The Suicide Squad series, has played the role in three films so far. However, the actor was surprisingly not aware about her character Harley Quinn being killed off by Zack Snyder in the highly anticipated movie “Justice League.”
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Robbie announced that she is taking a break from playing the character of Harley Quinn as it is “exhausting”. She also told that she has no idea when she will be back to playing the role.
However, the interview left the actress flabbergasted as she discovered that her character has been killed off by Zack Snyder. Apparently, she had not watched the sequel and was unknown about the demise of Harley Quinn.
Upon hearing it from the interviewers from Entertainment Weekly, Robbie said, “Whaaat? I didn’t know that. [Laughs] Thank you for telling me!”
In response, Margot continued to explain the working of Marvel movies based on the comics. Robbie said, “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,” Robbie explained.
Margot continued, “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 set up. He could pick it up and make it his own, which I’m sure was more appealing for him.”