Batman’s rogue gallery of villains are all rather popular among comic book, TV, and movie fans alike. Containing a mixture of comedy and horror, the villains in the Batman franchise have remained some of the most memorable in the entire DC universe, even though most of them don’t have actual superpowers to speak of. This level of fandom is part of what makes the upcoming Suicide Squad movie so exciting- they’re almost all Batman exclusive villains. Specifically, Suicide Squad will feature the first live-action version of The Joker’s assistant, love, and occasional punching bag Harley Quinn, played by Margot Robbie.
Margot Robbie was recently asked if she intends to wear Harley Quinn’s signature pigtails and maniacal grin again, to which she answered:
This statement, which comes to us from the personal twitter account of Erik Davis, from Fandango, is rather exciting for the myriad Harley fans out there. Margot Robbie is ready to play, and we’ll hopefully be seeing a ton of Ms. Quinn in future installments of the DC Extended Universe.
From what we’ve seen thus far of Suicide Squad, Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn certainly seems like the scene stealer of the film. Throughout the two trailers, Harley has arguably the most amount of screentime and one-liners. She is pictured in some of the first shots of each trailer, and she manages to acquire the final line of the trailers as well.
In addition to being delightfully psychotic, smart money says that Harley Quinn’s plot line will also tug at our heart strings. Harley is one of the more tragically lovable characters in the Batman universe, due to her devotion to super villain The Joker. In both the comics and various animated series, she gives up a promising career as an Arkham Asylum psychiatrist to be with her puddin’. She is assigned to work with the criminally insane Joker, and he begins to use his skillful manipulation to convince her to break him out, as well as making her into falling in love with him. Although the two are companions, the Joker is often both verbally and physically abusive to Harley- though this does little to deter her devotion.
Overall, the ability to see more of Harley in future DCEU movies is exactly what fans are going to want. So Margot Robbie’s enthusiasm for the role is very hopeful moving forward. Check out her excited response below.
Since Batfleck’s solo venture as the Dark Knight seems to be moving forward, perhaps we’ll be able to see Harley in a larger role in that upcoming project. Additionally, the Justice League has been known to spar with Batman’s rogues, so perhaps she’ll be able to fight with the full cast in future installments of Justice League: Part One or its sequel.
Suicide Squad, with all of Harley Quinn’s glory, will fly into theaters August 5th, 2016.
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Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.