Actress Margot Robbie is renowned for portraying the enduring DC character Harley Quinn in comic book ventures. The 2016 David Ayer-directed film Suicide Squad introduced Robbie’s Harley Quinn along with other characters from the source material like Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and the Joker. Robbie is already well-established in the DC universe, but that doesn’t mean she can’t eventually switch to the Marvel one. Fan art depicting Margot Robbie as the X-Men character Mystique appeared to be created by someone on Instagram who already had an idea of the role the actress would play:
Margot Robbie is depicted in the fan art wearing the traditional white Mystique outfit from the comics. Her waist was encircled with golden bones that served as bags. To balance the odds in combat, Mystique frequently carried miniature weapons and other tools. Naturally, the distinctive red hair and blue skin of the early X-Men movies are present in fan art. Comic book artist Dave Cockrum, who also collaborated on the designs for Nightcrawler, Storm, Colossus, and the Spider-Man character Black Cat, developed the character’s initial attire. The comics were known for their lean, seductive characters, and Robbie’s Mystique is no exception. Along with the actress’s recognizable blue skin and red hair, fans may also make out a faint tint of yellow in her eyes.
In the 1970s, author Chris Claremont collaborated on the character’s creation. She debuted in Ms. Marvel #16 and has since appeared as an antagonist and an antihero in the X-Men comic book series. Similar comparisons have been made between Margot Robbie’s Mystique and the way the character was portrayed in Bryan Singer’s X-Men. In the early Singer movies, the role was performed by actress Rebecca Romijn, who put more of an emphasis on the character’s sexuality and mischief than on any sense of valor found in the comics. Robbie’s Mystique doesn’t appear to be someone the X-Men would trust based solely on fan art. Under those golden eyes and blue skin, there is some intelligence seen in the tiny smirk and the assured stance.
One has to wonder if Margot Robbie’s Mystique might share any traits with her DC Comics Harley Quinn persona. The character displayed both her cunning and her sex appeal. Robbie’s Quinn was more akin to the Harley Quinn character portrayed in the well-liked HBO Max series than in the first season of Batman: The Animated Series. It’s interesting to note that Mystique and Quinn have both worked for well-known male supervillains.
Fans of the comic book series might enjoy Margot Robbie’s portrayal of Mystique, especially if it is faithful to the source material. MCU president Kevin Feige has not yet specified a release date for the X-Men. But the MCU has already hinted at the existence of mutants, most notably in Ms. Marvel. Patrick Stewart also made an appearance in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as Professor X. The X-Men will show up eventually, even though mutants weren’t hinted at Marvel’s comic-con presentation last month. The only question is when.