‘Suicide Squad’ Star Margot Robbie Says the Film Is More ‘Dark Knight’ Than ‘Avengers’
Today in news to make you go “duh,” Margot Robbie is talking about her role as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad, the upcoming DC film from Fury director David Ayer. The actress reveals that Ayer’s project is closer in tone to Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, which helped kickstart the gritty superhero movie trend—but that’s something we all assumed, right?
In an interview with MTV, Robbie talks about playing Harley Quinn, revealing that this is the first film which offered her a role instead of having Robbie go through the audition process. She also reveals that Harley Quinn will share a large amount of her screen time with Will Smith’s Deadshot, which works out nicely and should make things a bit easier for the both of them as they recently showed off some solid chemistry in Focus.
Naturally, Robbie’s Harley Quinn will also share a chunk of screen time with Jared Leto’s Joker—Harley Quinn is known as The Joker’s gleefully twisted sidekick and number one fan. Robbie says she isn’t sure how Leto is approaching the role, but in a recent interview, he did say he’s intrigued by the “Shakespearean” character.
But the thing that most people are going to latch onto is the part in the interview where Robbie discusses the tone of Suicide Squad, saying it will be more like The Dark Knight than the Avengers films. That’s been fairly obvious from the start, as Warner Bros. seems to be banking on more gritty superhero films to recapture the success of Nolan’s trilogy, and Zack Snyder is certainly giving them just that.
You can watch Robbie’s full interview below:
Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5, 2016.