Fan art imagines Natalie Dormer as the DCEU’s Poison Ivy. The character of Poison Ivy began life as a member of Batman’s Rogues Gallery of villains, and indeed showed up in the movie franchise in the ill-fated Batman and Robin with Uma Thurman in the role. Later however, Poison Ivy became more than just a supervillain thanks to her teaming with Harley Quinn in the pages of DC Comics.
Initially Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn were simple partners in crime, but later a romance blossomed between the two anti-heroic characters. That romantic comic book storyline has indeed now been passed on to the Harley Quinn animated show after season 2’s climactic episode, which saw the two characters sharing a kiss. With Harley Quinn now taking on a prominent live-action presence in the DCEU, fans anticipate the day when Poison Ivy will also make her way to the big screen. Unfortunately, Poison Ivy is not featured in the upcoming The Suicide Squad, though Margot Robbie’s Quinn will of course be back for the James Gunn-directed sequel.
Fans for the time being will sadly just have to use their own imaginations when it comes to bringing Poison Ivy to the DCEU. That’s exactly what artist Mizuri did with a new work depicting Game of Thrones star Dormer as the DC comics character. See the art in the space below:
Fan casting Poison Ivy is of course a very popular pastime for DC fans, and indeed noted fan artist Bosslogic recently did his own piece imagining Ana de Armas in the role. Dormer herself tends to be a very popular choice among fans for comic book movie roles in general, and in fact there was recently a piece of fan art imagining her as Supergirl in the DCEU. After her memorable portrayal of Margaery Tyrell on Game of Thrones, it’s easy to see Dormer cast as a somewhat shady character, but no doubt she could also play a Supergirl style of heroism – though it arguably would be more interesting to see her play an anti-heroic character of the Poison Ivy variety, especially opposite Robbie’s Harley Quinn.
Given the history between Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, the two would seem a natural pairing to bring to the big screen. Indeed, Birds of Prey very subtly set up the possibility with a brief flash of Poison Ivy appearing as Harley Quinn recounted her romantic past. Unfortunately, Birds of Prey under-performed at the box office, casting doubt on whether Warner Bros. would be interested in committing to another team-up movie featuring Quinn. Bringing Poison Ivy back as a Batman villain is also a possibility of course, but with The Batman taking the franchise in a grittier direction, the character might be too fanciful to fit in that particular world. It remains to be seen whether Poison Ivy will ever get another chance to shine on the big screen, but it’s certain that there are a