Closer Look at Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in ‘Suicide Squad’ Set Pics
We got our first look at the ensemble cast of Suicide Squad yesterday and the response was, uh, divisive to say the least. For everyone who appreciated director David Ayer’s modern, grungier take on the DC comic book universe’s B-list supervillains, there was someone else crying out for a return to the old days. Well, get ready to formulate another set of opinions on Suicide Squad because a bunch of set pictures showing off Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn have arrived online.
Of all the characters in the Suicide Squad line-up, Harley Quinn was always going to be most controversial. People adore this character and any little change, any divergence from her comic book counterpart, was going to have fans up in arms. As you can see in the pictures below, Robbie’s version of the Joker’s psychotic girlfriend has a lot in common with the current incarnation of the character but there isn’t a single trace of her iconic ‘90s costume to be found:
With her ridiculously tall heels, impossibly short shorts, “PUDDIN” choker and jacket labeling her “Property of the Joker,” Robbie looks exactly like the kind of girl who’d fall for Jared Leto’s take on the Clown Prince of Crime. Covered in tattoos and armed with a baseball bat (a slightly lame stand-in for her trademark mallet), she certainly looks striking. If this was the first thing we saw out of Suicide Squad, we’d probably have a lot more to nitpick – and we’d probably do so at greater volume – but we’ve already grown accustomed to these photos. For better or worse, David Ayer is making a David Ayer movie, your comic book nostalgia be damned. The fact that he seems to be doing whatever the hell he wants with these characters makes us far more intrigued than if everyone looked exactly like their comic book counterparts.
And while you’re checking out these photos, avert your gaze from Robbie for just a moment to check out Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s Killer Croc standing to her right. Surely everyone can agree that he looks absolutely terrific, right?
Suicide Squad is set to open on August 6, 2016.
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