Suicide Squad is an ensemble cast, but, while the studio is promoting the DC Comics film as a team effort, some Suicide Squad characters are outshining the others just through their own unique qualities.That can be no truer of Harley Quinn and the undeniable flair with which Margot Robbie plays the character.
As much as Suicide Squad teasers try to downplay Harley Quinn in favor of promoting the concept of a team of villains, Robbie’s physical qualities and undeniably adorable personality quirks combine to give Harley Quinn a mass appeal that even studio heads haven’t been able to deny. Recognizing the attraction to Margot’s DC villain, talks are already in play to give Ms. Robbie a spin-off film of her own, but there’s a catch.
Suicide Squad Actress Margot Robbie To Star In A Harley Quinn Spin-Off Film, But She Won’t Be Alone
Suicide Squad is still several months away from a theatrical release, yet Warner Bros. studios are already buzzing with rumors of a Harley Quinn spin-off, which would naturally star Robbie as the anti-heroine. The spin-off would feature Margot in front of the camera as Harley Quinn, but, if plans come to fruition, the film would also give Robbie an opportunity to produce as well. This would be a tremendous opportunity for Robbie to further her career and expand on her talents in filmmaking.
The idea of a Harley Quinn solo movie may appeal to fans, but, if so, they will have a long wait. The plans for the Harley Quinn film currently being planned is not a solo film and, instead will feature Quinn as a part of an all female line up of heroes and villains. Because the film is still in early planning stages, it’s not known just what kind of plot is being considered, but there has been mention of Batgirl and the Birds of Prey in connection to the Harley Quinn film.
Sources report that Margot Robbie is the creative force behind the project. Ms. Robbie consumed the Harley Quinn comic books as preparation for her Suicide Squad role and developed a deep interest in the character. Margot reportedly contacted an unnamed female writer and the two women set to work on drafting an outline for the project, which Warner Bros. loved from the moment Robbie presented it.
Margot Robbie Wouldn’t Trade Harley Quinn For Anything
Previously, Margot mentioned that she was looking for strong female characters in film projects, pointedly stating that she wouldn’t be content to take on a female role whose sole purpose was to support a male lead. The Suicide Squad star has said that she looks for strong, powerful women to portray and Margot now admits she may have found her ideal character in Suicide Squad. She seems to be quite smitten with the Harley Quinn character, as she boasts about having the best character in the film.
“For the first time, I thought that I had the best character in the movie. I wouldn’t trade my character in Suicide Squad for anyone else’s.”
Margot admits that getting into the DC comic books was just a way to become one with the character of Harley Quinn, but, once she started reading them, she says she became a confirmed comic book junkie. She also loves the conventions, but Robbie says she would like to be able to go as just another fan instead of being confined to one panel as a guest.
“The comics are rad…I hadn’t read any growing up, but now I’m obsessed. I read them in my own time. We went to Comic-Con…and I didn’t get to be in and amongst it because we were shooting, but the energy is insane,” says Margot Robbie. “People are nuts. I could go as Harley Quinn in the actual costume from the movie, and somebody there would have a better one.”
Suicide Squad is set to debut on August 5 in theaters.
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