Margot Robbie’s portrayal of the psychotic Harley Quinn kept our eyes glued during The Suicide Squad. Now she’s ready to break out on her own.
Regardless of what many critics said, The Suicide Squad was a fun movie. It surely gave me back some faith in the possibility of good DC Comic’s movies after Batman v Superman made me lose all I had previously.
Warning, the following is my opinion about The Suicide Squad.
The villain sucked. The monsters sucked and looked ridiculous. The reason for forming this group made no sense, especially when Amanda Waller had the files containing the future members of the JLA. Honestly, all this would be enough to make me dislike and trash the movie. But there was a win that overpowered the fails for me.
The characters. There were a few I really liked, and they made the movie fun. Will Smith as Deadshot. Well, he was Will Smith, and Will Smith is great. Captain Boomerang was fun, and I would have liked for him to have a bigger part. Jay Hernandez as Diablo, a character I’ve never even heard of before, ended up being the most fleshed out character in the movie. Killer Croc was played by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who I was a huge fan of as Mr. Echo on Lost, even if the Croc’s appearance was comical at best. Can we please not talk about Jared Leto’s Joker?
Then there was Harley Quinn, played by the beautiful Margot Robbie. If her appearance (and clothing) wasn’t enough to keep you watching the screen, her portrayal would sure do it. There were so many ways they could have taken that character. and I love how they did it. She wasn’t a criminal mastermind. She was a loon. All action with no thought, all manic all the time. And it was great!
Rumors immediately swirled about a standalone Harley Quinn movie, and today, those rumors became a little more real. Margot Robbie has signed a first look deal with Warner Bros. to produce a Harley Quinn movie.
In the film, Harley will lead a cast of female DC Comics characters. How about the Joker though?
Robbie stated “I’m trying to make that happen. Not for anything specifically, but just something – there’s so much more to do.”
I really hope she decides against that. Please Margot, we don’t need that Joker in your movie.