For those not in the know, apparently Warner Bros/ DC is poised to make a film called ‘Gotham Sirens‘ that will feature Margot Robbie in her role as Harley Quinn, most likely as a vehicle to use the popularity of one of the only truly successful and well-received characters from ‘Suicide Squad’ to launch a hopefully successful side-franchise in the DCEU. Which does have the potential to be a fun movie, especially since the source material basically features Harley and Poison Ivy wreaking havoc together, a kind of comic-book Thelma and Louise, and the trouble they could get into on the big screen could be epic.
But of course, the question is, who could they be thinking of to play Poison Ivy? The last time we saw the plant menace on the big screen she was portrayed by Uma Thurman in the terrible ‘Batman and Robin’ film, and she has yet to be seen since. The rumor now is that Megan Fox might be in line to play the Batman rogue, though the evidence behind the rumor is not that great. Apparently, according to a source, Fox has been ordering very specific pre-52 Harley Quinn comics featuring Poison Ivy and sending them to her Warner Studios address, which could be her researching the role. Throw in the fact that she has been game to play a number of comic book characters in the past (Lois Lane on ‘Robot Chicken,’ April O’Neil in the ‘Ninja Turtles’ movies, and her role in ‘Jonah Hex’) and it would make sense that she would be interested in playing Ivy. Whether she would be the right fit for the role though is another question entirely, as she is not exactly well known for her acting prowess. But then again, it is a DCEU movie, and the bar has not been set very high for acting prowess.
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Source: Bleeding Cool
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