Margot Robbie Says James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’ Is Rooted In The Source Material

Geoff Johns David Ayer The Suicide Squad Margot Robbie Harley Quinn John Cena James Gunn David Ayer

Margot Robbie hinted at what to expect from James Gunn’s take on Harley Quinn in The Suicide Squad.

With Margot Robbie’s most recent appearance as Harley Quinn in Birds of Prey now upon us, many are already looking forward to her return in James Gunn’s highly-anticipated The Suicide Squad. While the film will mark Margot Robbie’s third outing as Harley Quinn, James Gunn is expected to deliver his own take on the character and the entire Suicide Squad roster as a whole.

During an interview with Rotten Tomatoes, Margot Robbie commented on how she is interested in what James Gunn finds fascinating about Harley Quinn compared to Birds of Prey director Cathy Yan and Suicide Squad helmer David Ayer. However, Margot Robbie added that James Gunn’s vision for Harley Quinn is rooted in the comic book source material, which is important to her:

“I can tell you that it’s gonna be incredible, and, again, it’s just interesting to see what a different filmmaker makes of Gotham and these characters and Harley, really. I’m fascinated by what James finds fascinating about her compared to what Cathy finds interesting, compared to what David found interesting about her. He’s such a comic book lover, so you know it’s always going to be, again, rooted in the source material, which is always important to me.

Are you excited to see what Margot Robbie and James Gunn have planned for Harley Quinn in The Suicide Squad? Let us know in the comments section below!

The first Suicide Squad followed a team of supervillains who were recruited by the government for a dangerous black ops mission in exchange for reduced sentences. The ensemble cast included Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jared Leto as The Joker. James Gunn is expected to deliver on the fresh take on the Suicide Squad in his upcoming movie.

Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad stars David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Michael Rooker.

The Suicide Squad will be released in theaters on August 6, 2021.

Source: Rotten Tomatoes

Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

Canadian film buff, political junkie, comic book geek, and board game enthusiast.