Willa Holland says Arrow “had big plans for Harley Quinn, but we’ll never see it”

suicide-squad-harley-maybe2Harley Quinn looks set to take a starring role in next year’s supervillain ensemble Suicide Squad, but prior to Margot Robbie’s casting we did get a tease of Harley being part of Task Force X with a brief cameo appearance in The CW’s hit DC show Arrow.

As it happened, this cameo in the second season proved to be Harley’s sole appearance in the show and it seems that her inclusion in the Suicide Squad movie has prevented the Arrow producers from exploring their own plans for Miss Quinzel, with Willa Holland (Thea Queen) stating at MCM London:

“We had big plans for Harley. But, I guess something came down from DC execs that told us to shut it down. I mean we had that tease with the pigtails and the ARGUS outfit but, we’ll never see it. We would love to Harley in Arrow but it will never happen.”

Are you disappointed that we won’t be seeing any more of Harley Quinn in Arrow? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…

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  • JinnyQuinQuin

    Can’t speak for everyone, but I for one am glad that is didn’t happen.

  • Kyle Posey

    But WB/DC has no problems with double flash, green arrow, deadshot, etc…….

    • The_Eternal_Dalek

      In one of these rather bizarre things, according to the producers the reason they can’t use Harley Quinn is because of Gotham rather than Suicide Squad.

      The films have however been responsible for them having to kill off Deadshot, and has resulted in the blocking of Blue Beetle (hence Iron Man Atom) and John Stewart (hence the constant Hal Jordan references all building up to something happening next season).

      All in all, it’s a mess considering the splitting was decided on so that there could be multiple versions of the same characters.

      • Hunterr

        Right! What’s the point of being so set on keeping the universe separate when they are still blocking shows from using characters if its movie time…

        • The_Eternal_Dalek

          When this mess started, that’s the first thing the producers checked. They’ve got all their Flash characters and all their Green Arrow characters protected. Everybody only loosely connected (or just a random part of the DC universe they have used) is at risk though.

          What’s more concerning is that they axed an existing Harley to introduce two new ones rather than having three,

    • I just get the feeling doesn’t know these characters or what it wants to do with them, so when Arrow wants to use characters that WB has no idea what to do with in the movies for the immediate future, they get permission, but when WB think they have the opportunity to capitalise on characters more with a film, they bring down the ban-hammer. The Flash is the only thing that seems to flout any of that.

  • Nerdfanfave

    I really hope that DC, or anyone else, shuts down Olicity, the one story arc that ruined Season 3 of Arrow.

    • maclives

      sadly they won’t, fangirls outweight us non-shippers 🙁

    • Hardly, Ra’s was a fail in his own right.

  • Tyler Thomas

    Now, you’ve got me wondering what was planned for her.

  • sirdaveysockrocker

    If the two universes are seperate like DC said when responding to why Grant Gustin couldnt be movie Flash, then WHY does it matter what the tv shows do with Harley Quinn??
    This is exactly the kind of backwards, knee-jerk, “too many cooks”, kind of management that keeps getting DC in trouble.