‘The Suicide Squad’: Margot Robbie Talks Harley Quinn’s Chaos In The Film

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Margot Robbie recently opened up about Harley Quinn being the catalyst of chaos in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.

There’s only a few months to go until The Suicide Squad finally arrives in theaters and on HBO Max, but fans can get a sneak peek into the film thanks to the latest issue of Total Film. The publication recently spoke to Margot Robbie about reprising her role as Harley Quinn once again, with the star explaining how the anti-hero “can be the thing that erupts a whole sequence of events.”

“One of the first things I said to James was, I think Harley is a catalyst of chaos. She’s not necessarily your narrative center, and sometimes it’s great when plot points can rest on other characters’ shoulders, and she can be the thing that erupts a whole sequence of events. That’s something I felt he agreed with, based on what I was reading in the script.”

Margot Robbie also addressed how much Harley Quinn will have changed since the last time audiences saw her in Cathy Yan’s Birds of Prey. The star pointed out that much like Harley’s story in the comics, she evolves in different ways under different direction, which suggests she’ll grow a little further under director James Gunn. Take a look below.

“[In terms of] how she’s changed, it’s just always interesting to explore what characteristics different directors gravitate towards from the character. The common denominator is the source material, which is what I always built the character off anyway. Then she evolves in different ways under different people’s direction.”

What do you make of Margot Robbie’s comments about Harley Quinn? Are you excited to see The Suicide Squad? Sound-off in the comments below!

You can check out the synopsis for the James Gunn film below.

Welcome to hell—a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and-destroy mission, with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them.

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 is currently scheduled to hit theaters and HBO Max on August 6, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn in the DC Films project and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

Source: Total Film (via Games Radar)

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