When Warner Bros.' Suicide Squad hits theaters next month, it will mark the first time that several of these DC Comics characters have been seen on the big screen. One of these characters is Harley Quinn, and today we have a new TV trailer that sheds light on this eccentric and psychotic woman. This sneak peek follows similar videos released earlier this week featuring Viola Davis' Amanda Waller and Will Smith's Deadshot, so it seems we could be getting a new video featuring another character each day, between now and the August 5 release. This one is pretty exciting, as it shows Harley fighting a huge monster in an elevator.
While most of these Suicide Squad characters originated in the DC Comics, Harley Quinn was actually created for a 1992 episode of Batman: The Animated Series. She eventually became so popular that she made her comic book debut just one year later, in the September 1993 issue The Batman Adventures #12. Wall Street Journal caught up with longtime comics and animation writer Paul Dini, who created Harley Quinn along with Bruce Timm, although he revealed that he doesn't take too much credit for her creation.
"I equate her creation to the creation of Bugs Bunny. He was sort of a nondescript rabbit at first, and then the more the other directors and animators had fun with him, the more he became the character he is now. Twenty years ago, I remember talking to some of the people involved in the movies. They had no idea who she was. Now she's the star of her own picture, just about."
Of course, there will be a Harley Quinn movie in the near future, with Warner Bros. announcing a spinoff that will also feature Batgirl and the Birds of Prey. No details have been given for this Harley Quinn movie quite yet, and it isn't known who will come aboard to write and direct. It also isn't known if characters like The Joker (Jared Leto) or other members of Task Force X will be brought on for this standalone adventure.
Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn is joined in Suicide Squad by Will Smith as Deadshot, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Jared Leto as The Joker, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Raymond Olubawale as King Shark, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, Common as Monster T, and Adam Beach as Slipknot. David Ayer directs from his own screenplay, and there are already rumors that Warner Bros. wants David Ayer to come back and direct Suicide Squad 2, which the studio wants to start shooting in earl 2017. Take a look at this new Harley Quinn promo and photo from Suicide Squad, hitting theaters August 5.