It would seem that Harley Quinn isn’t quite done appearing in the DCEU.
James Gunn marked the 30th anniversary of the debut of Harley Quinn with a tweet. “Harley Quinn debuted 30 years ago today – September 11, 1992 – on Batman: The Animated Series. Thanks to [Paul Dini] & Bruce Timm for creating this wonderful character I find an absolute joy to write, direct, & create stories for.”
A fan by the username of @LawrencesGunn asked, “Will Harley Quinn return in the DCEU?”, to which Gunn simply replied, “Yes.”
The DCEU is a big place with both movies and television series to its name. Where exactly Harley could show up is anyone’s guess at the moment. It wouldn’t even necessarily be in one of Gunn’s productions.
Gunn has completed filming on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 for Marvel Studios which is due for release on May 5, 2023. Once that film is released he will be moving on to Peacemaker season 2, and has already confirmed that he has some other DC-related projects in the works. Is there a chance Harley could show up in one of those productions? We wouldn’t be too surprised.
The biggest hurdle would more than likely be Margot Robbie’s very packed schedule. She is currently wrapping up work on the Barbie movie, and from there she’s reteaming with Ryan Gosling on an Ocean’s Eleven reboot set in the 1960s. With her serving as a producer on multiple other projects her schedule is about as full as it can be.
For now, we’ll just take comfort in the fact that Gunn seems certain she is returning, but we’ll just have to wait to see where it is that happens.