Margot Robbie Talks Harley Quinn Backstory & Suicide Squad Spinoff

For all of the numerous controversies over Suicide Squad - its reviews, its box office performance, and its place in the DC Extended Universe and in the overall DC vs. Marvel blockbuster wars - most observers agree that Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn is the film’s clear breakout hit. Whether it’s the look, the costumes, the baseball bat, or any other aspect of the character, audiences can't get enough of Harley Quinn.

It’s a fair bet that we’ll probably be seeing more of Robbie as Harley Quinn, either in future DCEU movies, in Suicide Squad sequels, or even in a standalone movie at some point. Margot Robbie discussed these points, and others, in an interview with the web talk show Tipsy Talk.

In the interview with YouTube host Hazel Hayes, which you can watch above, Robbie talks about her experiences playing Harley Quinn, as well as the future of the character. Over mimosas, Robbie talked about how lucky she was to get the part:

“I feel like I hit the lottery… The chicks never get these roles - we never get the roles where we have the funny one-liners and then the kick-ass action scene, but then also, like ,an intricate character with an awesome story arc - you just don’t really get that, like in a big-budget film.”

Robbie also talked about Jared Leto’s performance as The Joker, and what was left of him on the cutting room floor:

“There was so much of our backstory… they probably realized that the emotional through-line of the story had to be the mission we were on, and kind of explaining The Enchantress’ position and all that kind of stuff, and the backstory stuff - though it’s like magic… there’s a lot but it just didn’t make sense to confuse the present storyline with that.”

SUICIDE SQUAD - Joker & Harley Quinn

On the possibility of a Harley Quinn spinoff, dealing with either her backstory or her relationship with The Joker?

“I’m trying to make that happen. Not for anything specifically, but just something - there’s so much more to do.”

These answers are pretty much in line with what’s been reported about Suicide Squad in the last couple of weeks, especially about the Joker deleted scenes. And while Warner and DC have not announced any specific plans for a Harley Quinn spinoff starring Robbie, doing so would make a whole lot of sense. The character is certainly enough to carry a movie, which is something that can't necessarily be said for any other other character in Suicide Squad - with the possible exception of Will Smith's Deadshot.

Suicide Squad is in theaters now. Wonder Woman opens on June 2, 2017; Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; an untitled DC Film on October 5, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; an untitled DC film on November 1, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash and Batman solo movie are currently without release dates.

Source: Tipsy Talk

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