In just a few months time, Warner Bros. will begin production on Suicide Squad, bringing iconic villains such as Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), The Joker (Jared Leto), Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Rick Flagg (Joel Kinnaman) and Enchantress (Cara Delevingne) to life on the big screen. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad will kick off Warner Bros.' massive slate of superhero movies up until 2020, including a two-part Justice League movie and stand alone adventures for Wonder Woman, The Flash, Shazam!, Cyborg and a Green Lantern Reboot. This busy schedule may not leave a lot of room in the near future for a potential Suicide Squad sequel, but actress Margot Robbie revealed in a recent interview that she has signed a multi-picture deal to play Halrley Quinn for many years to come. Here's what she had to say about that "daunting" prospect.
"Yeah, that's daunting. You don't need to have commitment issues to be frightened by the fact that you might have just signed 10 years of your life away. ... But with her, it's a character I don't think would ever get boring. Ever. So if they did Suicide Squad, "Two" and "Three," I would be over the moon about it."
Of course, we'll have to wait and see how the first Suicide Squad fares at the box office before any real sequel talk can begin in earnest, but it seems clear that Warner Bros. has a long-term plan in place for Harley Quinn and the rest of the Suicide Squad members. The actress also talked about how frustrating it is to find so few strong female roles in Hollywood today.
"The most frustrating thing is picking up a script and loving the roles in it except the female ones... It's really annoying and something I've striven to change in the industry. I've actually just started working on the producing side... Our goal is going to be to work with female writers and directors, and female-driven scripts. We want to change things."
In related news, Viola Davis has played coy over the past few months about whether or not she has actually signed on to play Amanda Waller, since earlier reports revealed she may have scheduling issues with her hit ABC series How to Get Away with Murder. However, eTalkCTV caught up with the actress on the Oscar red carpet, where she finally confirmed that she will, in fact, play Amanda Waller.