Margot Robbie Wants to Play Harley Quinn ‘Forever’
By now, you’ve probably had a chance to see Suicide Squad in theaters. And whether you liked it, hated it, or fell somewhere in between (this last category applies directly to me), you probably walked away impressed with the manic energy actress Margot Robbie brought to the character of Harley Quinn. She was unquestionably the highlight of the film and one of the few things capable of uniting Suicide Squad fans and opponents alike.
And there’s good news on that front: Margot Robbie would love to come back. During a set visit earlier this year, the actress described her love of the character to comicbook.com and explained why she would be happy to keep playing Harley Quinn for as long as it is physically possible. And now that fans have finally had a chance to experience Robbie’s Harley Quinn for themselves, her thoughts on returning as Gotham’s Clown Queen of Crime are worth sharing.
I hope forever. I really, I could play Harley for a long time. I don’t know how long. We’ve signed on, I mean I think everyone’s committed to a couple of films. There’s so much you can do. They’re the sort of characters that you could keep exploring and find so many more, so much more to do.
As good as Robbie was in the role, Suicide Squad would certainly benefit from a little more time put into the writing process. Last week’s report from The Hollywood Reporter that director David Ayer only had six weeks to work on the script is the sort of slapdash development that fans do not like to see from their major franchises. Even if Suicide Squad becomes a financial hit, what exactly would it have cost the studio to move the release date back a couple of months and put a stronger film into circulation? Robbie and costar Will Smith carried a mediocre film on their back this time out. Next time, give them a really great screenplay and a chance to truly shine.
Here’s the full plot synopsis for Suicide Squad:
It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super-Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
Suicide Squad is now playing in theaters everywhere.