Earlier this week, Forbes reported that Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) was not expected to appear in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. This afternoon, Forbes reported new information that Harley Quinn is expected to appear in the film after all.
Forbes has also learned that production on The Suicide Squad is expected to begin later this year.
The word “relaunch” has been favored over the word “sequel” in reports regarding The Suicide Squad. The return of Harley Quinn puts this film firmly in sequel territory even if its references to David Ayer’s 2016 film are otherwise minimal.
As long as Margot Robbie is willing and able to be part of this franchise, it makes sense to bring her back. Her portrayal of Harley Quinn was easily the most popular aspect of Suicide Squad and the main reason the film succeeded financially despite being hammered by critics.