'Birds of Prey' director says sequel could feature Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy romance

Ben Arnold
Contributor
Birds of Prey (Credit: Warner Bros)

A second Birds of Prey movie isn't confirmed just yet, but director Cathy Yan is already dreaming up scenarios for a sequel.

Specifically, she reckons that a comic book plot-line from 2015 could come into play – with Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy getting it together.

Margot Robbie first played the psychiatrist turned anti-hero Harley in 2016’s Suicide Squad, and then again in the Birds of Prey movie, released in February.

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And while Poison Ivy is yet to appear in the DC Extended Universe, Gotham City's 'misanthropic botanist and biochemist' has been played by Uma Thurman in Batman & Robin, and has also appeared in TV series Gotham in the past.

Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn (Credit: DC Universe)

Speaking to The Wrap, Yan said: “I would love to see Poison Ivy and I would certainly love to see the relationship between Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy.

“I think people aren’t ready to let go of Harley Quinn quite yet and you know, Margot I don’t think is ready to let go of Harley Quinn yet either.”

Yan also recently spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the movie's financial performance – a disappointing $202 million from a $100 million budget.

“I know that the studio had really high expectations for the movie — as we all did. There were also undue expectations on a female-led movie, and what I was most disappointed in was this idea that perhaps it proved that we weren’t ready for this yet,” she said.

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“That was an extra burden that, as a woman-of-color director, I already had on me anyway. So, yes, I think there were certainly different ways you could interpret the success or lack of success of the movie, and everyone has a right to do that. But, I definitely do feel that everyone was pretty quick to jump on a certain angle.”

With a star as big as Robbie attached, a sequel is certainly not out of the question, with the Australian actress also set to reprise the role in James Gunn's forthcoming The Suicide Squad, due in August, 2021.