Hey guys, Jana here,
When I was told director David Ayer was going to bring one of my favorite comics, ‘Suicide Squad‘ to life, I got excited and happy that immediately turned into stomach churning nausea. Why would I have such an extreme reaction to this news? I mean, comic books have been inspiration and fodder for dozens of high dollar productions, why would this be different? I’ll tell you what bothers me about it, the casting for the villains needs to be impeccable.
I have been a Harley Quinn fan since she first came to life in ‘Batman: The Animated Series’, I always adored The Joker for his big, drawn out and elaborate schemes, that maniacal cackle that fits perfectly into his world. Basically Harley is a female Joker! Her character is so big and bold and in-your-face that the actress assigned to her has to be able to blow up the screen with a twisted presence. The marauding henchman will be played by Margot Robbie. Robbie leapt off the screen in 2013’s ‘The Wolf of Wall Street‘and the amount of attention she will bring to ‘Suicide Squad’ would be quite a boon for the film, she is currently filming ‘Tarzan‘ where she co-stars as Jane Porter.
Joining Robbie in the lineup of what Ayers has described as “The Dirty Dozen with supervillains,” is Will Smith, Tom hardy and Jared Leto is eyeing a turn as The Joker. The fan response has been mixed. When Quinn first showed up, she wore a jester’s hood, a red and black leotard with white makeup covering her face. Of course, the character’s genesis is based on the fact that she began her journey as an Arkham Asylum psychaitrist named Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzell, M.D. that fell for The Joker and chose to break out of her shell to do the Joker’s bidding. All I hope for is an excellent portrayal for one of my favorite characters.