Even people who didn’t much care for Suicide Squad are mostly in agreement that there was one element of the film that worked, namely the performance of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. To say Robbie nailed the character would be doing her work an injustice. She became Harley Quinn so thoroughly that it’s hard to imagine anyone else in the character. Robbie’s Quinn became so instantly iconic that DC rushed to cast her in another movie, the upcoming Gotham City Sirens, which will team Quinn with a squad of female characters including Catwoman and Poison Ivy (and may or may not feature the storyline from Harley’s Quinn’s Valentine’s Day Special).
Though Suicide Squad came out last year, folks are still lapping up information about the film. Much of the ongoing fascination with the movie is due to so much of Harley Quinn and Joker’s backstory having been cut out of it. People love seeing little behind-the-scenes glimpses of the movie that could have been, and thankfully for them, material just keeps trickling out.
Thanks to the Twitter account Margot Robbie Daily, there’s another previously unseen Harley Quinn image to scrutinize. The shot shows Robbie clad in a sparkly dress with what looks like spray paint all over the front of it, her black makeup smeared across her otherwise porcelain face. The image shows Oscar-nominated makeup artist Alessandro Bertolazzi carefully tending to Ms. Robbie’s face paint.
The dress is definitely a different look for Quinn who spends most of Suicide Squad in her now-familiar outfit of ripped t-shirt, hot pants, and jacket. Her hairstyle in the new pic is also different than her trademark pigtails. One can only wonder what was actually going on in the scene that was being shot here.
DC and Warner Bros. are certainly hoping that interest in all things Harley Quinn remains high, considering that they are banking on Quinn being a huge part of the DCEU going forward. In addition to Gotham City Sirens, Robbie’s Quinn will almost certainly be back for Suicide Squad 2, possibly with Mel Gibson directing.
As much as the studio appreciates fans’ continued interest in Quinn herself, they probably wish the discussion of Suicide Squad and its unused footage would somewhat die down. David Ayer has already gone on record saying he regrets some of the decisions that were made on the movie, and it seems some folks will never tire of speculating on the Suicide Squad that could have been.
Source: Margot Robbie Daily