This summer’s Suicide Squad will introduce moviegoers to a collection of some of the strangest comic book characters to ever grace the page. The film will follow a group of supervillains that are forced to work together, even though most of them don’t like other people. This clash of personalities will almost certainly have fans divided over which member of the Squad is the best. One member of the team, however, already knows that Harley Quinn is the best character of the lot, just ask the actress who plays her.
While one might expect that every actor thinks their character is the best, in every movie they’re in, this is apparently not the case, at least not for Margot Robbie. In a recent interview with Oyster, Robbie says that while reading the script for Suicide Squad, she had an experience regarding the character that had been offered to her that she’d never had before.
I thought that I had the best character in the movie. I wouldn't trade my character in Suicide Squad for anyone else's.
To be sure, there are countless comic book fans who would likely agree with Margot Robbie, even before they ever see Suicide Squad. Long before the character ever appeared in the comics, Harley Quinn was introduced as a sidekick to the Joker on Batman: The Animated Series. The character proved so popular on the show, that she was eventually brought into the comic continuity as well. The character has also been adapted into video games, and is now on the verge of making her big screen debut.
While Harley Quinn, and Margot Robbie, will certainly draw people to the theater, there are other actors, and characters, that may end up competing with Harley for the role of scene stealer. Will Smith is still a strong box office draw, who will be appearing as the sharpshooter Deadshot, and we can never discount Jared Leto playing The Joker himself. His on-set antics are already the stuff of legend, People may show up at the theater just to see what the end result of all that insanity actually was.
Do you think Harley Quinn will turn out to be the best character in Suicide Squad? Who’s your favorite member from the original comics? Do you think their live action counterpart will live up to the source material?