After the release of two well-received trailers, many believe Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn will steal the show when Suicide Squad is released this summer. But while it falls under the DC Comics brand, the actress warns that her character is not really a superhero. She’s a damaged woman who likes to participate in a little bloodshed. Basically, Harley is not a nice girl. Taking with Vogue, Robbie had this to say about her big screen alter ego.
“She doesn’t even have superpowers. She’s just a psychopath who runs around gleefully killing people-she finds joy in causing mayhem, which makes her weirdly endearing and fun to watch.”
When it came time to cast Harley Quinn, director David Ayer didn’t hold auditions. He knew who he wanted right away. He simply sent Margot Robbie the script, which he wrote himself, and told her the part was hers for the taking. Of course she said yes, and the answer came without hesitation. It helped that Will Smith had already signed on as Deadshot. The two previously worked together on the 2015 heist thriller Focus, and they had a certain kind of chemistry that couldn’t be denied.
David Ayer is the first to praise Margot Robbie’s performance. He loves what she brings to the screen as Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel. And frankly, he can’t imagine anyone else taking on the role. About the actress, he had this to say.
“She’s a tough girl, and she’s incredibly smart and mature beyond her years. She has ridiculous depth, and she’s never been coddled, so she’s very physically courageous. The things she was doing herself as far as stunts, you wouldn’t believe. There’s only a handful of actors who do that sort of work themselves.”
In related news, Funko has released their latest episode of DC Legion of Collectors. This cool video brings the Suicide Squad Funko Pop! action figures to life. Along with Will Smith and Margot Robbie, the rest of the Suicide Squad cast is rounded out by Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Jay Hernandez as El DIablo, Adam Beach as Slipknot, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, and Jared Leto as The Joker.
Suicide Squad will arrive in theaters August 5, 2016. Many suspect it will be a late summer blockbuster smash. The movie also features an extended cameo from Ben Affleck as Batman. The story follows a group of super villains tasked with an impossible mission by the U.S. Government. Get a little taste of the action and surprises that await this summer with this very cool video.