Poison Ivy in the DCEU—Five Actors Who Could Play Her

Margot Robbie has revealed she is "very keen" to see Poison Ivy brought to life in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU).

The actress, who plays Harley Quinn in The Suicide Squad, told how she wants to see Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy's dynamic relationship come to life on the silver screen.

In the comics, the two characters are frequently involved with one another, either platonically or romantically.

Speaking to Den of Geek about whether there is any chance of the Poison Ivy being introduced into the DCEU, Robbie said: "Trust me, I chew their ear off about it all the time," she said. "They must be sick of hearing it, but I'm like, 'Poison Ivy, Poison Ivy. Come on, let's do it.' I'm very keen to see a Harley-Poison Ivy relationship on screen. It'd be so fun. So I'll keep pestering them. Don't worry."

Robbie's comments have fueled a passionate discussion on social media as to who could take on the character. Here are five actors we are itching to see considered for Poison Ivy.

Megan Fox

Megan Fox is a fan favourite
Megan Fox attends the PUBG Mobile's #FIGHT4THEAMAZON Event at Avalon Hollywood on December 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Fans are keen to see the actress as Poison Ivy. Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images

Megan Fox's name has been thrown into the ring by fans numerous times when it comes to Poison Ivy.

Her role in Transformers shows she is more than capable of standing up to a challenge and holding her own on screen.

She has also been touted as the "perfect" choice by many fans on social media.


Could Rihanna play Poison Ivy?
Rihanna performs during NBC's "Today Show" 2011 summer concert series at Rockefeller Plaza on May 27, 2011 in New York City. Fans have suggested Rihanna could play Poison Ivy on social media. Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic

If icon status is what the DCEU is after, Rihanna could be a top choice.

The songstress proved she's not to be overlooked in the world of acting when she took on the role of no-nonsense hacker Nine Ball in Ocean's 8. In other words, Rihanna could definitely shake things up.

Plus, she's been pulling off Ivy's signature red locks for decades.


Could Zendaya play Poison Ivy?
Zendaya attends the 93rd Annual Academy Awards at Union Station on April 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. The Emmy-winning actress is currently in the MCU as part of the Spider-Man franchise. Matt Petit/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images

Zendaya is definitely a wildcard option because she currently plays MJ in Marvel's Spider-Man franchise. However, the Emmy-winning actress has proven she is as versatile as an actor can be.

Zendaya has earned approval with her outstanding portrayal as Rue, a recovering addict, in Euphoria. She also won the hearts of critics through her role as Anne Wheeler in The Greatest Showman.

If the DCEU is looking for a fresh face with undeniable talent then Zendaya is exactly that.

Jessica Chastain

Could Jessica Chastain play Poison Ivy?
Jessica Chastain attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures "It Chapter Two" at Regency Village Theatre on August 26, 2019 in Westwood, California. Fans have suggested Chastain could be a good fit for the character. Emma McIntyre/FilmMagic

From horror to sci-fi, Jessica Chastain has done it all.

Most notably her role as Maya in Zero Dark Thirty, which earned her an Oscar nomination, is a perfect showcase of how Chastain displays depth and passion in her roles.

Given that Poison Ivy is a character that requires both, this definitely makes Chastain a front-runner.

Ana de Armas

Could Ana De Armas play Poison Ivy?
Ana De Armas attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Fans on social media are eager to see De Armas considered for the role of Poison Ivy. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

If De Armas' role in the upcoming James Bond film No Time To Die isn't proof enough of how well she dominates the screen, then what is?

The actress, who previously told Vanity Fair that she learned English in only four months after moving to Hollywood, won critical acclaim for her role as Marta in Knives Out.

Her ability to win over an audience is clear as day, which could make her an excellent match for Robbie's Harley Quinn.

Margot Robbie wants Poison Ivy in DCEU
Margot Robbie is keen to see Poison Ivy join the DCEU. Warner Bros. Entertainment