While the dust settles on the Batman v Superman fiasco attentions turn to the next DCEU movie, the Suicide Squad. Alongside Jared Leto’s Joker, Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn is going to be one of the biggest stars of the film.
This week at CinemaCon, Margot Robbie sat down with the LA Times to discuss what we will see from Harley Quinn when she comes to the big screen for the very first time. As one of DC’s most popular characters and one of the most iconic female comic book characters, fans have high hopes for Harley Quinn and it sounds like Ms. Robbie is going to deliver:
“She’s definitely one of the more unpredictable members of the squad. She also used to be a psychiatrist so she has an extensive knowledge of mental illnesses and how to manipulate people — I’m sorry, well, she has a lot of knowledge on how to profile people, pick their triggers, and as Harley Quinn she kind of utilizes that to just manipulate people and mess with them. She’s always picking someone to be dissecting and playing off and messing with.”
So along with the good looks and bubbly comedic charm, we will be getting the intelligent and calculated Harley Quinn that we all know and love too! With her past life as Dr. Harleen Quinzell, Harley may have already spent time profiling some of these villains that have been recruited to Taskforce X & knows exactly what makes them tick and she will use it to her advantage. Of course, Harley Quinn’s Kryptonite has always been her Puddin’ and despite a super toxic relationship, she always falls back into the clutches of the Joker:
“It’s an incredibly dysfunctional relationship … She’s mad about him — like, literally, mad. She’s crazy. But she loves him. And it’s a really unhealthy, dysfunctional relationship. But an addictive one.”
Harley Quinn & the Joker is one of the most iconic comic book relationships despite the fact it is the single most f*cked up relationship in literary history, never mind comic book history. Harley is obsessed with the Joker and nothing will stop her from trying to be with him, not even that time he shipped her off in a rocket…
All in all, it sounds like Margot Robbie has an insanely good grip on the character and we’re in for a treat when Suicide Squad hits theatres on the 5th of August.