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David Ayer's Suicide Squad will hit theaters in less than a month, and with that in mind, all eyes are on the upcoming supervillain team-up film to pave the way for the future of the DCEU. Task Force X has already managed to capture the imagination of the movie-going audience, and we're beyond excited to see certain fan-favorite baddies take center stage in the unorthodox film. One such character is Margot Robbie's psychiatrist turned psychopath Harley Quinn. However, on a team featuring an expert marksman and a human crocodile, what does she bring to the table? It now seems that we have a definitive answer to that burning question.
During a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Margot Robbie opened up about the particular skill set that Harley Quinn brings to the titular team of Suicide Squad:
She loves causing mayhem and destruction. She's incredibly devoted to the Joker. They have a dysfunctional relationship, but she loves him anyway. She used to be a gymnast --- that's her skill set when fighting.
Based upon this quote, it seems that Harley Quinn will, in many ways, represent the wild card of Task Force X in the upcoming DC film. Her psychotic nature gives her an aura of unpredictability, which in turn gives her a tactical advantage over her enemies. That shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who knows the character, as she has almost always been depicted as a woman who shares the Joker's love for chaos, carnage, and destruction.
Additionally, she has the useful agility and quickness inherent to a former gymnast that allows her to go toe-to-toe with much bigger and stronger enemies -- a trait consistent with her depiction in the comics, cartoons, and even the Arkham video game series. That being said, we don't think she'll last very long if and when she faces off against Ben Affleck's Batman.
One of the more notable aspects of Margot Robbie's quote comes when she mentions the Clown Prince of Crime. Although she will likely remain separated from her beau for the majority of the film, it seems that Harley Quinn will remain fiercely loyal to Mr. J whiles he does Amanda Waller's bidding. Such devotion and loyalty could ultimately make her a liability to men like Deadshot and Rick Flagg throughout the course of the film, as the trailers have explicitly shown her going off on her own during the mission.
Margot Robbie's statement about Harley Quinn's abilities has only added to our mounting anticipation for the imminent release of Suicide Squad. Although the DCEU currently remains on shaky ground after the lukewarm performance of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, the stage seems set for this film to explore the silver screen DC universe and pave the way for even greater adventures in the future. In a summer where so many blockbusters have fallen flat, a badass wild card like the former Dr. Quinzel might be just what audiences need right now.
We will bring you any and all relevant updates related to Suicide Squad as they become available to us. The film will blast its way into theaters next month on August 5. Stay tuned for more details!