When the very first Suicide Squad trailer hit, fans were quick to call out Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn as their favorite. And many believe she will steal the show from other such heavy hitters as Will Smith's Deadshot, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje's Killer Croc and Jared Leto as The Joker. Someone who agrees with this assessment is Margot Robbie herself, who has no qualms about calling out her Harley Quinn as the best in this bunch of super villains. She had this to say about slipping into the insane mindset of the Maiden of Mischief.
"I thought that I had the best character in the movie. I wouldn't trade my character in Suicide Squad for anyone else's."
There still is so much we don't know about Margot Robbie's big screen alter ego. First introduced in the Batman animated series from 1992 (and not the comics), she quickly became a fan-favorite. She is a frequent accomplice of The Joker, and even sometimes his lover. Though they have a contentious relationship that will spill over into the movie. Her origin story has her working as a psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum, where the Joker is a patient. It is believed that Suicide Squad will explore this aspect of the character, and that we will get to see Harley Quinn before her transformation, back when she was known only as Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel, M.D. About exploring the comic books and animated TV series upon which her character is based, Robbie had this to say.
"The comics are rad. 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."
Speaking with Oyster, Robbie reveals that director David Ayer didn't make her audition for the role. He sent her the script, and basically offered her the part on the spot. Judging from the trailers released thus far, Harley Quinn and Deadshot are at the forefront of the action, serving as the movie's two primary leads in an adventure that has a very big ensemble cast.
It isn't know when we'll get to see more of Harley in action. Suicide Squad is in theaters this August. And while it's still too early to tell how the DC adventure will fare at the box office, Warner Bros. is confident enough in the movie that they are already planning a sequel. If a follow-up does move forward, it will be directed by David Ayer and star Will Smith. Though, as for Margot Robbie, she has not been confirmed for Suicide Squad 2. But if she's the best thing in the movie? You can pretty much guess that it's guaranteed. Unless she dies in the first chapter of this super villain saga. But what's ever stopped a mad woman from coming back from the grave?