The release of Suicide Squad’s trailer back in January increased excitement in the project tenfold.
But while the ensemble for the film features the esteemed acting talent of Will Smith, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, and Jai Courtney, Margot Robbie’s appearance as Harley Quinn was the bona-fide highlight.
Not only did Margot Robbie seem to immediately embrace the anarchic charisma of Harley Quinn, but it was impossible to imagine any other actress in the role.
— PacMan toolie $o$a (@frrenchiiee) July 14, 2015
However, there were die-hard comic book fans that were a little bit disappointed that Margot Robbie’s incarnation of Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad didn’t look like the version from Batman: The Animated Series or her comic books.
Margot Robbie has now admitted that during the development of Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad, the actress tried on a variety of costumes and outfits alongside writer and director David Ayer, and most of these were similar to the classic versions of the character.
Speaking to Hello Giggles, Margot Robbie explained the process.
“We tried on every variation of the costume. I cannot emphasize enough how many outfits, and how many variations of the Harley Quinn costume we tried.”
This then led the Australian actress to list the different outfits that she tried on.
“We tried the court jester costume, we tried the corset and skirt, we tried leather pants, we tried literally every type of costume possible for her.”
Margot Robbie admitted that, despite the thoughts of a small quarter of the internet, she really loves where they ended up with the character. And it was at this point that Margot Robbie teased Suicide Squad sequels, admitting that they could use a different outfit in the next film.
“And who knows, maybe in the sequels we’ll go with the court jester one,” Margot Robbie admitted. “I think there’s a world of possibilities.”
Obviously, Margot Robbie’s tease that further Suicide Squad films are planned is hardly a surprise, as Warner Bros. have huge plans for their DC Cinematic Universe. This will kick into gear when Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is finally released at the end of this month, with Suicide Squad then following in August.
Despite the fact that, in Suicide Squad, the evil posse are each believed to have a bomb implanted in their necks so that the government, led by Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller, can control their actions, it’s also rather obvious why Margot Robbie will survive the film. She’s one of the hottest and most talented young actresses in Hollywood.
Having her character killed off, especially since the romantic angle between Harley Quinn and Jared Leto’s Joker is one of the most tantalising aspects of Suicide Squad, would feel like a complete waste, especially since this is the first time that the beguiling villain has been brought to life on the big-screen.
While Warner Bros. haven’t confirmed that a Suicide Squad sequel is on their slate of upcoming releases, The Wrap reported earlier this month that both Will Smith, who is playing Deadshot in the comic-book adaptation, and writer and director David Ayer have already been approached by the studio about returning.
Harley Quinn playing with her bat like it’s a gun is adorable and funny but Margo Robbie looks Amazing #SuicideSquad pic.twitter.com/LZZ9ep1OZX
— Sydney Lewis (@itsaaylasecura) July 13, 2015
While Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’s March 25 release date is now very much on the horizon, we still have a couple of months until Suicide Squad is released on August 5, 2016. It will then be followed by Wonder Woman and Justice League: Part One in 2017, The Flash and Aquaman in 2018, Shazam and Justice League: Part Two in 2019, and Cyborg and Green Lantern Corps in 2020.
As well as a Suicide Squad sequel, there’s also expected to be Man Of Steel 2 and a new solo Batman film too.
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