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Margot Robbie & Jared Leto discuss their Suicide Squad characters

04.22.2016

Suicide Squad Jared Leto Joker Harley Quinn Margot Robbie

We're still a few months out from the release of David Ayer's SUICIDE SQUAD, but I'd imagine that Warner Bros. is hoping that it has what it takes to wash away the bitter taste which BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE left behind for some fans. I knew next to nothing about SUICIDE SQUAD when the film was first announced, but with each trailer and peek behind the curtain, it's fast becoming my most anticipated film of the summer. The upcoming film features an ensemble of unhinged characters, including Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn and Jared Leto's Joker. The pair recently spoke with Coming Soon about their SUICIDE SQUAD roles, which began with Leto being asked whether the film would show a possible origin for the clown prince of crime.

I don’t think I’m allowed to talk about that so much, but we walked in a completely new direction. I think we knew that we had to do that. It was important to do that. When the Joker has been done and done so well, it gives you a bit of an indication of where you shouldn’t go. There’s a bit of a map there. That’s the good part about it.

Keeping quiet I see, wise choice. Leto went on to say that he considers the role an honour but that he's "just the latest in the long list of people who have redefined and reinvented this character. The actors, the voice actors, the television series, the writers, the artists and the fans. People have taken the Joker and reinvented and redefined for 75 years." Leto's interpretation of the character hasn't exactly been accepted by everyone, but neither was Heath Ledger's at this stage. Fingers crossed that his take on the role will be as special and as different as those involved have been saying. Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn will be featured more heavily than the Joker in SUICIDE SQUAD, and Robbie made sure to do her research so she could understand just why Quinn would want to hang out with the green-haired goon.

I did a lot of research on mental illness and codependency, I was trying to access a way in to understanding why she’s so in love with the Joker. I kind of decided that she’s codependent on him. Now that I’ve done the research, I realize that that’s more of an addiction than an illness… You see many sides of her. Sometimes she’s really funny. Sometimes she’s really mean. She just enjoys everything she does. Whether she’s doing something good or bad, she’ll have an equal amount of enjoyment out of it. She’s not always the most likable character.

SUICIDE SQUAD will be released on August 5, 2016.

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4:33PM on 04/23/2016

AGain using BVS

It's really getting annoying how writers continue to use BVS for clickbait! BVS was a hit so get over it! Internet traffic only 10% didn't like the movie so stop promoting those who wanted a MArvel flick or just a copy of one!! The positive thing from all this is critics and writers have been exposed and what they did to BVS will not happen again since the majority of the fans enjoyed BVS and criticized the haters for being bias in their review! Dc will keep doing it's work and if you don't
It's really getting annoying how writers continue to use BVS for clickbait! BVS was a hit so get over it! Internet traffic only 10% didn't like the movie so stop promoting those who wanted a MArvel flick or just a copy of one!! The positive thing from all this is critics and writers have been exposed and what they did to BVS will not happen again since the majority of the fans enjoyed BVS and criticized the haters for being bias in their review! Dc will keep doing it's work and if you don't like it than don't watch the movie but stop looking for validation because that's not happening! Clickbait nonsense..Beside that SS will rock !! Dc is just held to a higher standard than MArvel and Marvel fanboys really need to embrace these are movies not real life! Dc fans enjoy both Marvel as well but Dc is where the grown ups play.
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7:30PM on 04/23/2016
I'm pretty sure your definition of 'a hit', and what is actually a hit, are two entirely different things. Also, there is no click-bait for BvS at all in this article. The author briefly mentions it in the first paragraph, and that's it.
I'm pretty sure your definition of 'a hit', and what is actually a hit, are two entirely different things. Also, there is no click-bait for BvS at all in this article. The author briefly mentions it in the first paragraph, and that's it.
7:44AM on 04/24/2016
My dear Buaer, in all honesty, I'm not sure BvS qualifies as a 'Hit'. A somewhat commercial success, yes, but a HIT, no !
It IS underperforming, as far as Warner was expecting (They wanted at least $400M domestic and around $950M/$1B global, they'll have under $350M domestic and under $900M global). It would be great numbers for any blockbuster, but fairly disappointing, nonetheless, for such an event tenpole.
Ho, and most of the people I know were disappointed by BvS, Comics lovers or
My dear Buaer, in all honesty, I'm not sure BvS qualifies as a 'Hit'. A somewhat commercial success, yes, but a HIT, no !
It IS underperforming, as far as Warner was expecting (They wanted at least $400M domestic and around $950M/$1B global, they'll have under $350M domestic and under $900M global). It would be great numbers for any blockbuster, but fairly disappointing, nonetheless, for such an event tenpole.
Ho, and most of the people I know were disappointed by BvS, Comics lovers or 'newcomers' to the genre alike. DC Comics lovers even more so (and YES, even those familiar with the New52 debacle) !
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9:30AM on 04/23/2016

Do they discuss how awful they are portraying these characters??

Harley is supposed to be NUTS WITH AN ACCENT. This chick is just playing her as a sex object and nothing more. Leto still looks like Beiber got dipped in Schumacher juice. I hate the tattoos and the grill. If they just made him look more dapper, it would better fit the character. We want a CLOWN PRINCE OF CRIME, not babyfaced thug kid.
Harley is supposed to be NUTS WITH AN ACCENT. This chick is just playing her as a sex object and nothing more. Leto still looks like Beiber got dipped in Schumacher juice. I hate the tattoos and the grill. If they just made him look more dapper, it would better fit the character. We want a CLOWN PRINCE OF CRIME, not babyfaced thug kid.
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4:35PM on 04/23/2016
You clearly not a Dc fan since you should know Harley is crazy and not just a sex object and Your whoel breakdown comparing Ayer to that mess Schumacher did is just you making crap up..
You clearly not a Dc fan since you should know Harley is crazy and not just a sex object and Your whoel breakdown comparing Ayer to that mess Schumacher did is just you making crap up..
10:04PM on 04/22/2016
Film looks fantastic, but they're the two characters I'm looking forward to seeing the most. And I hope that Leto's portrayal is actual worth all of the antics he's pulled with the rest of the cast in terms of always staying in character throughout shooting the film, the crazy gifts he sent to the rest of the cast, etc.
Film looks fantastic, but they're the two characters I'm looking forward to seeing the most. And I hope that Leto's portrayal is actual worth all of the antics he's pulled with the rest of the cast in terms of always staying in character throughout shooting the film, the crazy gifts he sent to the rest of the cast, etc.
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9:51PM on 04/22/2016
I'm more excited to see Harley Quinn than The Joker as this is the first time we ever see her in a live action feature.
I'm more excited to see Harley Quinn than The Joker as this is the first time we ever see her in a live action feature.
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7:32AM on 04/24/2016
I was about to say that she was in the short lived show BIRDS OF PREY, but it wasn't a movie and she was pre-jokerised in it so I guess it doesn't count !
I was about to say that she was in the short lived show BIRDS OF PREY, but it wasn't a movie and she was pre-jokerised in it so I guess it doesn't count !
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