Margot Robbie is Harley Quinn in David Ayer's 'Suicide Squad' Movie
There it is. Following the news from the end of last week, our friends at Collider are reporting that actress Margot Robbie has been actually cast to play Harley Quinn in the Suicide Squad movie. Last week, a big casting story broke saying that Jared Leto was being considered for The Joker role in Suicide Squad, to be directed by David Ayer coming off of the critical success of Fury. There have been rumors Harley Quinn might be in this too, and casting reports have mentioned Margot for months already, but now it seems to be confirmed from Collider's source - she will be playing Harley Quinn and we'll probably get more Joker, too.
Very talented 24-year-old Australian actress Margot Robbie has been landing roles left and right ever since her co-starring role in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street, where she impressed everyone. Robbie has already filmed Z for Zachariah and Focus with Will Smith, both arriving in 2015, and she's about to start shooting Tarzan starring as Jane, the big Warner Bros production directed by David Yates. She also just took a role in The Mountain Between Us opposite Charlie Hunnam. She'll be an excellent Quinn and should bring some extra attention to this by playing Harley Quinn, one of the most beloved DC Comics characters. We may finally see Joker and Harley Quinn together on the big screen soon, as long as it all comes together.
David Ayer is directing the film about a team of imprisoned super-villains who perform high-risk missions for the U.S. Government in exchange for commuted sentences. The team's actions are highly classified, and the government is able to deny any involvement by claiming that they are not responsible for the damages of a random super-villain attack. The catch: their mission will probably kill them all. Ayer has described the film as The Dirty Dozen with super villains, and that sounds fun as hell. Release is initially set for August 2016. The cast is said to include Tom Hardy, Jesse Eisenberg and Will Smith. Is Robbie the best choice?