Characters We’d Love to See Margot Robbie Play in the DCU

Margot Robbie nailed the role of Harley Quinn in the DCEU in her three outings as the character. But lately, she seems very ready to move on from the role. James Gunn is not necessarily done with Margot Robbie, however, after a great working relationship with her in The Suicide Squad. Much like fans want Jason Momoa to get a new role in Gunn’s DCU, probably Lobo, many want Margot Robbie to get a new role in the DCU as well. But playing which character? Actually, several DC heroines and villains would be a great fit for Margot Robbie. Here are our top picks.

Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in Birds of Prey.
Warner Bros.

Power Girl (Kara Zor-L)

Power Girl, DC Comics' second most famous female Kryptonian heroine.
DC Comics

We know there’s a movie coming up called Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow. But we’re not talking about that version of Kara Zor-El. That Kara will likely be a teenager or early twenty-something. No, we think Margot Robbie is perfect for the other Kara Zor-L, a.k.a. Power Girl. Power Girl is a version of Superman’s Kryptonian cousin from another universe, who wound up in ours. With the same powers as Supergirl, she’s older and has way more attitude and self-assuredness. She’s one of DC’s most popular female heroes who has yet to make it into live-action in any form, and we think, if anyone can pull it off, it’s Margot Robbie.


Circe, DC Comics' magically powered Wonder Woman foe.
DC Comics

Sure, Harley Quinn is technically a “villain,” but she’s more of an antihero. We’d love to see Margot Robbie take on the role of delicious true villainy—especially villainy that looks amazing in incredible couture outfits. So we think the role of Wonder Woman villain Circe is perfect for her. The sorceress of Greek myth has long been a thorn in the side of the Amazons, and one of Diana’s major adversaries. When DC introduces Wonder Woman into Gunn’s DCU, we feel the first villain she should face should be Circe. We’d love to see Margot Robbie chew the scenery as a borderline campy witch like Agatha Harkness in the MCU. We know she’d look amazing with purple hair too.

Black Canary (Dinah Lance)

Black Canary, DC's sonically powered martial artist hero.
DC Comics

When talking ladies in the Justice League, after Wonder Woman, the JLA’s most iconic member is the sonically powered Black Canary. Dinah Lance is an expert martial artist, and her mother was part of the WWII-era Justice Society. Plus, she had those nifty sonic scream powers. Eventually, Gunn’s DCU will have some kind of Justice League project. And we think this time, Canary needs to be a part of it. We know from her various action scenes in the DCEU as Harley that Margot can pull it off. Although she wouldn’t be originating the role in live-action (Katie Cassidy played her in Arrow, and Jurnee Smollett portrayed her in Birds of Prey), we think Margot could fill Dinah’s stylish boots very nicely.

Poison Ivy (Pamela Isley)

The Batman villainess Poison Ivy, one of the Dark Knight's top rogues.
DC Comics

Everyone wants to see Harley and Ivy together. So when Margot Robbie was Harley, no one ever thought to dream of her as plant-controlling eco-terrorist Pamela Isley. But if she’s moving on from the role of Harleen, we say why not? We could see Margot Robbie looking very fetching in green, planting deadly kisses on her enemies. If Margot Robbie did play Poison Ivy in the DCU, she would likely pair up romantically with Harley Quinn eventually. That would make it extra wild to see Robbie snuggling with a character she brought to life before and now had handed off to someone else.

Saturn Girl (Imra Ardeen)

The telepathic heroine of DC Comics' Legion of Super-Heroes, Saturn Girl.
DC Comics

A member of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the far-off future of the 31st century, Imra Ardeen was a telepath from the planet Titan. She was extremely skilled in mental powers, even for a race of people who all had them. So as a teenager, she became a founding member of the Legion. Although most comic book portrayals featured Saturn Girl as a teenager, there were versions where the Legionnaires grew into adulthood. The Legion of Super-Heroes is a team fit for James Gunn’s sensibilities. Thanks to Guardians of the Galaxy, he’s an expert at cosmic super teams. And if they do appear in the DCU, we can’t think of anyone better suited to be DC’s Jean Grey than Margot Robbie.

Barbara Gordon (Batgirl/Oracle)

DC Comics' Barbara Gordon, in her dual roles of Batgirl and Oracle.
DC Comics

We’re eternally miffed that Warner Bros. shelved its Batgirl movie starring Leslie Grace. But at some point, the DCU should introduce Barbara Gordon. It would be interesting to see a Barbara Gordon in the DCU who was Batgirl in her youth, but forced to retire due to an injury, allowing her to take on the cyber identity of Oracle. We think a more adult version of Barbara Gordon as Oracle would be an ideal part for Margot Robbie—even if we admit we’d also love to see her put on the cape and cowl too. Can we have both?


DC Comics Amazon warrior and Wonder Woman ally, Artemis.
DC Comics

She’s already been Harley Quinn, so why not Wonder Woman? Actually, we don’t mean the Princess Diana version of Wonder Woman we all know and love. We mean the Amazon warrior named Artemis, who once took over for Diana as Wonder Woman back in the ‘90s. Far more aggressive than Diana usually is, and sporting a truly wild ponytail, Artemis hailed from a band of militant Amazons who often clashed with Queen Hipppolyta’s tribe. She wasn’t Wonder Woman for long, but has remained a mainstay of the DC Universe ever since her introduction. We think that Margot Robbie would kill it in this role. Perhaps on the upcoming Paradise Lost series?

Top Stories
More by Eric Diaz
Trending Topics