Monday, November 10, 2014

Quickie: Margot Robbie cast as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad

Warner Brothers announced a few months ago that a Suicide Squad film was in their movie slate of superhero films; and that David Ayer (Fury) would direct.  Except the Suicide Squad are not heroes, they're villains!  While big names like Will Smith, Tom Hardy and Jared Leto have all been rumored for various roles, today it was revealed that Margot Robbie is being cast as Harley Quinn, the beloved character who made her debut in Batman: The Animated Series.

Harley Quinn was created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, the brilliant minds behind numerous cherished cartoons based on beloved DC characters.  Quinn is actually a psychiatrist named Dr, Harleen Frances Quinzel.  In some iterations she was a psychiatrist assigned to the Joker in Arkham Asylum, before falling in love with him.  She became his sometimes girlfriend, and sidekick.  The character became so popular, she can be seen in numerous mediums.

I personally love the Harley Quinn character, in every single one of her incarnations.  Whether it be an animated film, tv show or video game, the character has a HUGE following.  Just Google Harley Quinn Cosplay if you don't believe me.  I've only seen one of Robbie's films, and that was The Wolf of Wall Street.  She was ok in the film, I guess.  But the character really could have been played by any gorgeous blonde in Hollywood.  That's not to say Robbie isn't a good actress, just that I haven't seen her in anything where she's had a chance to shine.

While we're waiting for the rest of the squad to be cast, we now know Robbie is our generations first Harley Quinn.

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