Australian beauty Margot Robbie is apparently hired to take on the role as Harley Quinn in DC’s hotly anticipated “Suicide Squad”. “The Wolf of Wall Street” actress has been tapped to play the popular comic book character for some time now (along with other big names), and it seems that Collider is 100% sure (according to their sources) that she is the one selected for the role.
Harley Quinn is a big favorite among comic book geeks and avid cosplay girls. The former Arkham Asylum psychiatrist and heartbreaker of many will be an absolute crowd pleaser for director David Ayer’s comic book adaptation. Ayer is promising to deliver a film that will be “a Dirty Dozen with supervillains”, but we are still waiting for the official casting announcements. A Dirty Dozen supervillain style comic book movie will not suffice if the Joker is not included. Comic book fans will be familiar with the Joker and Quinn’s unusual relationship. I have seen reports earlier today suggesting that we might see Jarred Leto taking on the role as the criminally insane supervillain. Anyway, nothing is set in stone so far but the news is exciting none the less!
Tom Hardy and Will Smith are in various stages of discussions for the project, and Jesse Eisenberg is expected to reprise his role as Superman’s foe Lex Luthor. The DC Comics supervillain team movie will be scripted by Justin Marks. The story revolves around a group of convicted villains in DC Comics Universe who were given a second chance for redemption. Dan Lin (“The Lego Movie”) will serve as a producer. “Suicide Squad” is set to be released August 5, 2016.
For those of you not in the know, here is a good description for Harley Quinn courtesy of comicvine.com
“Harleen Quinzel, the Arkham psychiatrist who fell in love with the Joker. A “mad love” would lead her to a life of crime as Harley Quinn, frequent accomplice, and would-be-girlfriend of the Clown Prince of Crime. In The New 52, she is a member of the Suicide Squad.”