suicide squad star Margot Robbie says she kept a Harley Quinn prop from the set. The DC Extended Universe has released divisive films in the past, but not as much as David Ayer’s 2016 film suicide squad, which featured a memorable soundtrack and some breakout performances, but was heavily criticized for its tempo and writing issues. However, the film was a financial success, grossing $746.8 million worldwide. The film had an impressive cast, with appearances by Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto as the Joker, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo , Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Adam Beach as Slipknot, Karen Fukuhara as Katana and Cara Delevingne as Enchantress.
Robbie in particular was praised for her turn as Harley in suicide squad, will become one of the franchise’s most celebrated characters, thanks in large part to Robbie’s perfect blend of charm and darkness. In suicide squad, Harley’s character arc was largely defined by her dysfunctional relationship with Joker, who broke Harley out of Belle Reve prison at the end of the film. Robbie reprized her role as Harley in 2020 Birds of prey and those of 2021 the suicide squad, both saw drastic changes in the appearance of the iconic villain on screen. While every version of Harley has been memorable, Robbie has now revealed that she has one prop of suicide squad mainly.
In a video for elle, Robbie revealed she kept Harley’s baseball bat after packing it suicide squad. In a funny nod to the text ‘Good Night’ on the bat, the star said she keeps it in a prominent place next to her bed. Robbie briefly resembled her character, saying that the bat would be her weapon of choice in the event of a break-in. Check out her full quote below:
“I have my Harley Quinn baseball bat. Next to my bed. In case someone makes the mistake of breaking into my house, they will regret it.”
Will Margot Robbie return to the DCEU?
Robbie’s answer proves once again that she’s perfect for the role of Harley, something most DCEU fans would agree on in the often divisive franchise. Given the character’s popularity and Robbie’s own appreciation for playing Harley, it’s likely the beloved villain will resurface in the DCEU. Following her involvement in the first two, Harley could potentially appear in a Suicide squad 3. In addition, Birds of prey has set up a sequel, though no official news has been announced, as well as a spin-off movie in the works. In terms of the official DCEU upcoming releases, Robbie’s version of Harley probably won’t appear in any of them, with Joker: Folie a Deux tapping Lady Gaga for the part instead.
Although Lady Gaga will play Harley in the next Todd Phillips joker movie, those movies seem to exist outside of the official DCEU canon, meaning Robbie’s status as the DCEU’s Harley remains intact. The actor herself expressed her excitement at Gaga taking on the Harley Quinn mantle for that project, while sadly giving no hints about her next foray as a Harley. However, The Suicide Squad director James Gunn has already expressed interest in working with Robbie’s Harley on a future project, which will hopefully come to fruition. Whether Robbie appears as Harley in the near or distant future, the suicide squad character is clearly in her head.
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