DC's Suicide Squad will likely go down in history as one of the most divisive superhero films ever made, with many left disappointed by the film when it was released, and others still defending its positive aspects to this day. Part of that has to do with the film's stellar marketing campaign, which made the film out to be the DC Extended Universe's saving grace after Batman V Superman's disappointing reception earlier in the year, and led to some mighty high expectations being put on the film's shoulders.
If there was one aspect of the film that basically everyone agreed lived up to the marketing's hype, it was Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn, the character who had the highest fan expectations to live up to, and who practically stole the entire film. Judging by the amount of Suicide Squad-inspired Harley Quinn cosplayers and Halloween costumes that have already been made leading up to and following the film's release as well, it seems fair to say that Robbie's take on the character was a hit.
Already DC and Warner Bros. don't seem to be wasting much time capitalizing on the success of the character either, and following the announcement not only of new plans for Harley's onscreen future, but also her wedding this past weekend, DC photographer Clay Enos shared a new photo of Robbie on the set of Suicide Squad while congratulating the actress. Taken on the last day of production, it's a wistful image, and one that continues to highlight the character's unique design:
Not only is Robbie's Harley expected to play a large role, in some form or another, in a possible Suicide Squad sequel and the future of the DC Extended Universe as a whole, but it was just recently confirmed that Robbie would reteam with her Suicide Squad director on a new female-centric DC spinoff film, Gotham City Sirens. David Ayer will be directing the film, which is expected to begin production in summer of 2017, with Harley teaming up with other iconic female DC characters like Catwoman and Poison Ivy.
So even despite the film's divisive reception, if there's one thing that Warner Bros. and everyone involved with Suicide Squad can take pride in, it's been the overwhelmingly positive response from fans regarding Robbie's take on the character. After all, for years, fans had been waiting for Harley Quinn to be introduced in a live-action film, and her introduction managed to somehow, live up to the hype. Less than a year after her debut, it seems like Robbie is using Harley to be the leader in a new surge of female-led projects and characters in large blockbuster films. Finally.
Source: Clay Enos
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