Margot Robbie’s role of DC Comics villainess Harley Quinn in 2016’s “Suicide Squad” is only the beginning with the actress set to reprise the role twice more for the upcoming “Birds of Prey” and “The Suicide Squad” features at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Robbie has already shot ‘Birds’ which released its first trailer a few weeks back. Said trailer scored some complaints from people saying it was too Harley-centric with little of the rest of the ‘Birds’ getting their share of screen time.
It turns out that was a deliberate choice. The actress tells Variety that unlike the first “Suicide Squad” where Harley was just one of several players in a team, here the story all ties back to her:
“The story in Birds of Prey is told from [Harley’s] point of view, so you have an insight into Harley’s world in a way that you didn’t in the first Suicide Squad film, nor that you’ll have in the next Suicide Squad film. [Birds] is a little bonkers. It reflects her personality. It’s heightened. It’s poppy, it’s fun, it’s violent, it’s crazy. It’s absurd. It’s kooky. It’s hilarious. It’s a little heartbreaking.”
Robbie is currently reprising the role for James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad” and was asked about recent remarks from Joel Kinnaman who described the movie as more comedic than the first. Robbie agreed: “You’re going to be laughing a lot. It’s going to be good is all I can say for now. It’s going to be very, very good.”
The comments come as Gunn himself said on Instagram this week that the film takes pride on doing things old school and “There are more practical sets and effects in #TheSuicideSquad than all my other films combined!!!!.”
“Birds of Prey” opens February 7th 2020, while “The Suicide Squad” opens August 9th 2021.