Report: Margot Robbie is Harley Quinn

Report: Margot Robbie is Harley Quinn

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The Wolf of Wall Street stunner reportedly cast as The DC Universe's Clown Princess of Crime

Hot on the heels of rumors that Jared Leto is circling the role of The Joker in the upcoming supervillain team-up film Suicide Squad comes word that DC Comics' other infamous grifter in greasepaint could well be joining him: Collider reports that Margot Robbie, last seen as blonde-bombshell Naomi Lapaglia in The Wolf of Wall Street, has been cast as Harley Quinn.

If true, it would make Robbie the first person officially confirmed for the project outside of Fury director David Ayer, though Will Smith (who appears with Robbie in the upcoming Focus,) Tom Hardy and Jesse Eisenberg (as Lex Luthor) have all been reported to be circling the film; which is based on a DC comic-book about a shady government program that commutes the prison-sentences of supervillains in exchange for them undertaking dangerous black-ops assignments.

Originally from Australia, Robbie was previously best known for the TV series Neighbours and Pan Am. The character of Harley Quinn was a creation of Batman: The Animated Series as a love-interest for The Joker (she was originally an Arkham psychiatrist named Harleen Quinzel), but became so popular that she became a fixture of the mainstream DC Universe almost immediately. The role was previously brought to live-action once before (though in a version that had abandonned her costume and nickname) by Mia Sara in the short-lived Birds of Prey TV series.

Suicide Squad, which Ayer has described as "The Dirty Dozen with supervillains," is due in 2016 following the release of Justice League

Source: Collider

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It's not the look, but how they do crazy that matters with Harley Quinn. If Margot Robbie can do Harley's own special brand of insane she'll work just fine.

Here's a bucket of icewater for ya, Bob.

OT: She's a stunner all right. Can't believe that she joined Neighbours after I stopped watching (former guilty pleasure). Harley Quinn has become a tired character for me though, in much the same way that Deadpool has.

"Stunner", "bombshell"; ffs, have I accidentally found myself reading the Daily Mail's online celebrity-stalking section or the Sun's page 3?

Hmmm. Is it bad that I almost look forward to a DC villain team up movie more than Batman Versus Superman? At least having tons of characters would be the point of it. And Joker and Harley Quinn could actually be somewhat fun in a dark way. Whereas I fully expect Batman versus Superman to be pure dark and no fun.

Anyway, as others have said, it's more about getting the character right than the looks in this case. She looks like she could be Harley, but can she get Harley's own unique brand of crazy? Can she do like Heath Ledger and Mark Ruffalo and completely make the role her own regardless of previous work? We'll see.

She has to be able to do the voice. If she can't do at least a passable imitation, fans will turn on her.

Only issue with this movie is how are they going to set up each character being a villain? Are they going to have a line up scene listing their crimes like in Guardians of the Galaxy? Harley is new to the movie world and would have liked to see her get corrupted due to Joker in a movie. As for Joker, he is meant to be in this and he is a new movie Joker, not Ledgers Joker.

I really hope they can pull this movie off and with great actors, directors and script - it could be awesome. Prefer this to Justice League. SS has a chance to have lots of great character moments and really, Joker is not going to behave is he? JL seems to be more uptight and serious, cant imagine any of that team laughing and joking - but that just seems t be the direction they are going in since Man of Steel was a gloomy sod.

Ark of the Covetor:
"Stunner", "bombshell"; ffs, have I accidentally found myself reading the Daily Mail's online celebrity-stalking section or the Sun's page 3?

I was thinking the same thing.

OT: I've never heard of her, so I can't really make a comment on whether she'll be good for the role or not.

immortalfrieza:
It's not the look, but how they do crazy that matters with Harley Quinn. If Margot Robbie can do Harley's own special brand of insane she'll work just fine.

If her role in TWoWS was any indication; yes, yes I definitely think she can. She was stellar in that role and already showed a tinge of crazy/anger that would befit Harley. And she can do that New Jersey-ish (or something) accent that Harley has, so she has the voice too.

Saltyk:
Hmmm. Is it bad that I almost look forward to a DC villain team up movie more than Batman Versus Superman?

Not at all, you have far more scope with villains to do batshit crazy things, plus a good villain face off actually has some teeth unlike when heros square up, because there you know that no one is going to get their ass kicked too badly.

OT: This is some interesting casting. She has the right look but I haven't seen enough of her work to make a call as to whether she has the range to pull this off.

Ark of the Covetor:
"Stunner", "bombshell"; ffs, have I accidentally found myself reading the Daily Mail's online celebrity-stalking section or the Sun's page 3?

Phwoar! Norks! Naomi condemns the violence in the Middle East when she's not busy being a quantum physicist (brains are sexy, lads!) or getting her jugs out for the lads! Baps!

On-topic: I didn't know they were making this film, but... wasn't there a talking shark in the comic?

Well, good for the Actress I guess.
I am still waiting for Harley in Gotham.
Seeing her get corrupted, maybe discovering the seed of insanity
would be way more entertaining.
Though I wonder what a DarkKnight Style Harley Quinn would have looked like together with Heath Ledger...

As long as she's her trademark lovably annoying bad-joke making batman-mocking usual self I'm happy about this.

Let's pander to the fans more. Because THAT'S sure to be the only way we'll make any sort of return on this venture. I can't find any interest in these movies right now. Hype does nothing for me... was going to say 'Unless it's Marvel hype', but even that was a lie. The Doctor Strange hype going around the other week didn't even grab my attention.

Well...I believe this will likely be the first DC movie I will actually go see in theaters since....Batman Begins. Been a long time.

Though I suppose I might end up going to see WW if that comes out first.

Loop Stricken:

Ark of the Covetor:
"Stunner", "bombshell"; ffs, have I accidentally found myself reading the Daily Mail's online celebrity-stalking section or the Sun's page 3?

Phwoar! Norks! Naomi condemns the violence in the Middle East when she's not busy being a quantum physicist (brains are sexy, lads!) or getting her jugs out for the lads! Baps!

*Spits drink* GARGGH, STAPH IT!

OT: No jokes but Harley Quinns in... seems legit.

But her voice is so very annoying. I wouldnt imagine they would change that for the fans. Also...birds of prey? Whaaat? I got that confused with birds of a feather for a bit. Never seen the former. Though if any character appears in all but name and costume, how in blazes are they that character, outside of any projected delusion?

Loop Stricken:

Ark of the Covetor:
"Stunner", "bombshell"; ffs, have I accidentally found myself reading the Daily Mail's online celebrity-stalking section or the Sun's page 3?

Phwoar! Norks! Naomi condemns the violence in the Middle East when she's not busy being a quantum physicist (brains are sexy, lads!) or getting her jugs out for the lads! Baps!

On-topic: I didn't know they were making this film, but... wasn't there a talking shark in the comic?

I just literally gave myself a nosebleed I snorted so hard at that, kudos :P

Well fuck everything.
Why do we have to continue to get bad casting.

I think what the fans really want for that character is the personality. If she can pull it off, then it will be great. As for looks, pretty much any pretty girl would work, Harley Quinn is constantly changing her look in the comics.

immortalfrieza:
It's not the look, but how they do crazy that matters with Harley Quinn. If Margot Robbie can do Harley's own special brand of insane she'll work just fine.

008Zulu:
She has to be able to do the voice. If she can't do at least a passable imitation, fans will turn on her.

You two have hit the bat square on the head with the clown-hammer; We love Harley for the who, not the what. Physically she's a generic (if 10 of 10) blonde with blue eyes, but its the oddly adorable psycopath with her random moments of regretful, almost wistful sanity we all love.
I laughed SO hard reading her profile in Arkham Asylum under Special Notes: Extroadinarily agile, abslute dis-regard for human life.

Here's hoping she nails it and we get a live action Harley who rocks.

Ark of the Covetor:
"Stunner", "bombshell"; ffs, have I accidentally found myself reading the Daily Mail's online celebrity-stalking section or the Sun's page 3?

Yeah, doesn't movie Bob know its triggering to comment on women's bodies?!

They don't want your comments, bob.

... In case anyone doesn't know, its something Bob has been harping on about for a long while and yet he turns around and does this.

Really raising the bar, there.

OT: Don't know who she is. Don't Care. Movie will be awful. Calling it right now.

Ultratwinkie:

Ark of the Covetor:
"Stunner", "bombshell"; ffs, have I accidentally found myself reading the Daily Mail's online celebrity-stalking section or the Sun's page 3?

Yeah, doesn't movie Bob know its triggering to comment on women's bodies?!

They don't want your comments, bob.

... In case anyone doesn't know, its something Bob has been harping on about for a long while and yet he turns around and does this.

Really raising the bar, there.

OT: Don't know who she is. Don't Care. Movie will be awful. Calling it right now.

That's the first thing that came to mind. Doesn't he know how harmful those words are? How he's objectifying this woman and making her looks the focal point of what she is? Methinks someone has to rewatch his hero's YouTube series lest he become a filthy, misogynistic gamer like he thinks so many others are.

Oh for christ's sake, will you hashtag-humpers give it a rest already? It was a joke, a wee pisstake, not an invitation for you lot to ruin yet another thread with your "Oh woe is us, we're so hard done by, everywun hates wus :*(" drek. We get it, you don't like Bob, and you think anyone pointing out the questionable attitudes in the industry are either tumblr SJWs or monstrous walking gelding shears in human form who just want to indulge in misandry - can we PLEASE just take that as read now, instead of every. single. thread. ever. being filled with genuinely unfunny snarking at even the slightest mention of women or sex?

Thanks.

Ark of the Covetor:
Oh for christ's sake, will you hashtag-humpers give it a rest already? It was a joke, a wee pisstake, not an invitation for you lot to ruin yet another thread with your "Oh woe is us, we're so hard done by, everywun hates wus :*(" drek. We get it, you don't like Bob, and you think anyone pointing out the questionable attitudes in the industry are either tumblr SJWs or monstrous walking gelding shears in human form who just want to indulge in misandry - can we PLEASE just take that as read now, instead of every. single. thread. ever. being filled with genuinely unfunny snarking at even the slightest mention of women or sex?

Thanks.

You, you. Yea you, have a cookie. Enjoying your cookie? Good. Cause there's more where that came from.

E: Hashtag-humpers just made my day. Just like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOaROFFhpL4 . In fact have another cookie and all the internets for a day.

Huh. Neat. Last I heard about her was that she was rumored to get the role of the Major in the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie. I've seen her (ALL of her, giggedy) in Wolf of Wall Street (or more like the Wolf was in her. HEY-YOH!) and she can do ditzy-crazy all right. As for any gratuitous nudity, well, I've watched that DC Animated Feature Assault on Arkham, so they could be drawing from that. Like that scene with her and Deadshot. YAHTZEE!

Side note: color me surprised that the voice actress for Harley in that movie is also Teen Titans' Starfire and Adventure Time's Princess Bubblegum.

Darth_Payn:
Huh. Neat. Last I heard about her was that she was rumored to get the role of the Major in the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie. I've seen her (ALL of her, giggedy) in Wolf of Wall Street (or more like the Wolf was in her. HEY-YOH!) and she can do ditzy-crazy all right. As for any gratuitous nudity, well, I've watched that DC Animated Feature Assault on Arkham, so they could be drawing from that. Like that scene with her and Deadshot. YAHTZEE!

Side note: color me surprised that the voice actress for Harley in that movie is also Teen Titans' Starfire and Adventure Time's Princess Bubblegum.

That voice actress is actually the voice of Raven, not Starfire, and her name is Tara Strong. You might know her as, Bubbles for Powerpuff Girls, Timmy from the Fairly Oddparents, Juliet from Lolipop Chainsaw, Hello Kitty, Omi from Xiaolin Showdown, Ben 10 from Ben 10, and of course Raven from Teen Titans.

 

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