James Gunn's The Suicide Squad received a large amount of hype late last month due to its panel at DC FanDome. It was during that panel that a near-complete roster of characters was also unveiled. Among the many, many villains appearing in the film is DCEU stalwart Harley Quinn, as portrayed by fan-favorite actress, Margot Robbie.
The Suicide Squad marks Robbie's third appearance as Harley, after 2016's original Suicide Squad film and 2020's Birds of Prey. However, it appears that there's still much to see from Robbie's portrayal...
Via ComicBook.com, during a FanDome Q&A session for The Suicide Squad, Robbie spoke about the scale and complexity of a key action scene in the upcoming film involving her character:
"I don't want to give it away. When you watch the movie, it's probably about halfway through. There's an insane sequence that Harley does which was one of the most difficult things I've ever shot onscreen. And we shot it in like four days and I remember looking at the schedule and being like 'Oh my god, we're not going to be able to do this. This is gonna be impossible.' And we did it, but it was hard, and I was beat up by the end of it, like really beat up. But James was actually just texting me before and he said that scene looks amazing. That whole sequence apparently looks really cool, so when you see the movie, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about."
Additionally, another Q&A segment from FanDome, tweeted by user Harley Quinn Updates, revealed another tidbit of Harley news from Robbie regarding her connection to the character:
"I do feel like, yeah, I've gotten to know Harley. In every film, I've gotten to know her more." Robbie remarked, "But honestly, I still feel like I'm scratching the surface. I still feel like there's so much more to her that audiences haven't got to see yet.
WHAT THIS MEANS
It should be very encouraging and exciting to fans to hear Robbie say that she's "barely scratched the surface" with the character. And while no future future projects featuring Harley have been confirmed as of this point, it's nice to know that further appearances are seemingly not being ruled out by Robbie.
Additionally, one has to wonder what exactly happens in the action scene she has described. It's all highly intriguing, especially since it seems it was a particularly physical stunt sequence and that Robbie was "really beat up" after filming it.
The Suicide Squad will hit theaters on August 6, 2021, barring any complications due to the ongoing pandemic.