Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice may be just around the corner, but Suicide Squad is just a few months behind, and Margot Robbie’s been talking about what we can expect from her take on Harley Quinn.
“Harley is creepy, violent, crazy — all of the things that I aspire to be!” she told Cineplex. “No. It’s the fun of living vicariously through someone who is doing things that I would never do in real life.”
Robbie burst onto the scene with her brilliant performance in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street, and she’s not been exactly short on high-profile gigs since then (The Big Short, Z For Zachariah, The Legend Of Tarzan), but we’re obviously most excited about seeing her take on the role of Dr Harleen Quinzel.
A-listers are not in short supply in the Suicide Squad cast, with Robbie joined by Jared Leto (The Joker), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Cara Delevigne (Enchantress) and, of course, her Focus co-star Will Smith, who takes the role of Deadshot.
“I enjoyed working with Will so, so much that I was overjoyed when I heard that we would be working together again,” she told the site. “I actually texted him when I heard he was in negotiations to be in Suicide Squad and kept peer-pressuring him, ‘You’d better be taking this movie!’ He obviously signed on for his own reasons, but I was so incredibly happy that we got to do Round Two. He’s awesome on set and awesome off set. He’s just a really, really good person.”
The definitely not really, really good people of Suicide Squad will be brought to life by Joel Kinnaman (as Rick Flagg), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Jay Hernandez (El Diablo), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc) and Adam Beach (Slipknot), while Common, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood and Jim Parrack also star.
Although we’ve got a little while longer of clinging on to teasing quotes like these and wondering what exactly that possible love triangle between Harley, Deadshot and The Joker is going to look like, there is reportedly going to be a new Suicide Squad trailer in a couple of weeks. While we definitely enjoyed the footage from Comic-Con, we’re definitely excited about seeing something a bit more representative of the plot beyond Will Smith saying “Some kind of…Suicide Squad.”
Suicide Squad is in UK cinemas from 5 August 2016. Get all the latest superhero news with every issue of SciFiNow.