David Ayer's Suicide Squad is just months away and as DC fans cross their fingers with nervous anticipation, punters are praying that it lives up to the hype and buzz that accompanied its trailers so it can rule the roost of DC big screen ventures. Zack Snyder's Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was, for many, a mixed bag. An overblown, visually gorgeous tale driven not by the engagement of a story, but by the sheer spectacle of Batman knocking seven bells out of the Man of Steel. Regardless of that, the film performed well enough at the box office (and is still making cash yet).
So with anticipation comes the enormous pressure for Suicide Squad. Should it fail to perform at the box office, it could be a critical blow to the DC Extended Universe. However, with its cast that includes Will Smith, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Ben Affleck, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, there's every chance this will live up the high expectations, instead.
But for one of Suicide Squad's rising stars, Margot Robbie, the appeal and focus should be on her character: the hypnotozingly bonkers Harley Quinn. Speaking about the importance of her role, the Australian actress not only had the easier audition for the film, but believes her character is head and shoulders above the rest in the movie.
"I thought that I had the best character in the movie. I wouldn't trade my character in Suicide Squad for anyone else's," Robbie revealed in an interview with Oyster Mag, after the article revealed that Ayer didn't even make her do a proper audition for the role. He simply sent her the script asking if she'd play the iconic DC Comics character.
With Quinn being among the currently-more popular characters in the DC Comics universe, Robbie's portrayal looks to take center stage in the Suicide Squad film - especially if the movie's trailers are anything to go by. Garnering a lot of exposure and indeed praise in the short clips, fans appear taken by the multicolor-haired partner in crime of The Joker (Jared Leto), but we shouldn't expect Harley to be in the shadows throughout the film. What's more, it looks like Robbie's quite invested in getting to know Quinn better now, even in her spare time.
"The comics are rad," Robbie enthused. "I hadn't read any growing up, but now I'm obsessed. I read them in my own time. We went to Comic-Con this year and I didn't get to be in and amongst it because we were shooting, but the energy is insane. People are nuts. I could go as Harley Quinn in the actual costume from the movie, and somebody there would have a better one."
It looks like Robbie's properly bought into the ethos of playing the complicated character, and it's always good to see actors knowing about the roles they're playing rather than simply stepping onto set and doing an impersonation they've read about via screenplay directions. What's more, she doesn't seem to have let any of Leto's bizarre 'gifts' (including used condoms and anal beads) in his attempt to method act put her off. It anything, that's perhaps gotten Robbie into character more, though we'll find out if that's true come August.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is now playing in U.S. theaters and Suicide Squad will arrive on August 5, 2016, followed by Wonder Woman on June 2, 2017; Justice League Part One on November 17, 2017; The Flash on March 16, 2018; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; an untitled DC Film on October 5, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League Part Two 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.
Source: Oyster Mag