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Who plays Harley Quinn?

Margot Robbie has portrayed Harley Quinn in three films over the past five years, with starring roles in 2016's Suicide Squad, 2020's Birds of Prey, and now James Gunn's The Suicide Squad (out in theaters and on HBO Max Aug. 6). EW.comMargot Robbie doesn't know when she'll play Harley Quinn again

By Heidi Parker For Dailymail.com

Margot Robbie is taking a break from playing Harley Quinn.

The 31-year-old actress has played the villain in three DC Extended Universe (DCEU) movies in the past five years and confirmed that she intends to rest the character after working on Birds of Prey and The Suicide Squad in recent years.

'It was kind of back-to-back filming Birds... and filming this, so I was kind of like, of, I need a break from Harley because she's exhausting,' she told Entertainment Weekly.

Pause: Margot Robbie is taking a break from playing Harley Quinn. The 31-year-old actress has played the villain in three DC Extended Universe (DCEU) movies in the past five years and confirmed that she intends to rest the character after working on Birds of Prey and The Suicide Squad in recent years

The Wolf of Wall Street actress confessed that she in the dark as to when she will play the role again.

Margot said: 'I don't know when we're next going to see her. I'm just as intrigued as everyone else is.'

She recently suggested that Harley Quinn is a more independent character than in previous films as she is no longer dependent on The Joker.

Tired: 'It was kind of back-to-back filming Birds... and filming this, so I was kind of like, of, I need a break from Harley because she's exhausting,' she told Entertainment Weekly

Bye for now: The Wolf of Wall Street actress confessed that she in the dark as to when she will play the role again. Margot said: 'I don't know when we're next going to see her. I'm just as intrigued as everyone else is.' Seen in 2017 in London

Margot explained: 'To me, she has so many facets to her personality, it's an endless thing to explore with people.

'I think in the first Suicide Squad film she had a certain confidence and cockiness, knowing that she had the protection of the Joker. She was like, "I'll go on this mission, and he'll get me out of here in a second" ... that was kind of her prerogative on that film.

'Then in Birds of Prey it was, "Oh s***, it's a scary, cold world." Maybe I can't do it.'

The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star thinks the new film will show how much her alter ego has grown in confidence.

She added: 'In this film, time has passed, it doesn't directly link to either of those films, but it's not something that Harley is wrestling with anymore. She's not waiting for Mr. J to show up and she's not wondering if she can do it on her own. She knows.'

Another hit: She was also the highlight of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

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James Gunn Says The Suicide Squad Saved His Life After Being Dropped By Marvel - IGN

IGN 15 July, 2021 - 04:32am

During a recent interview with Esquire, Gunn reflected on the impact of crossing over to the DC franchise during his exile from Marvel. He indicated that The Suicide Squad arrived at just the right time for him, and credited the movie for having saved his life "in so many ways" because it helped him to "break outside" of where he was at the time.

"I'm baffled by where my life is right now, considering where it was almost exactly three years ago," Gunn admitted. "It may sound stupid, but I thank God for all the stuff that I went through, because I really needed this movie," he added. "I needed to tell the story. I needed to meet the people who I've met while doing this film."

Gunn further expressed how much The Suicide Squad means to him, explaining that, from a creative point of view, the movie had helped him to rekindle his spirit and rediscover the reason why he wanted to start making movies in the first place — which is something he felt had been slightly lost along the way.

"I just needed this movie. I needed to break outside of where I was, because I was not the healthiest person at that time," he revealed. "I was getting distracted by things that didn't matter as much to me. With this, I really got back to just this pure creative spirit, which is why I made movies in the first place. And I think I had forgotten that a little bit."

Gunn was ousted as the director of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise in 2018 after controversial tweets from a decade prior resurfaced online. Gunn's firing was met with immediate backlash from both fans and his Guardians of the Galaxy cast members, who joined forces to issue a joint statement in support of the filmmaker.

A year later, Gunn was reinstated as the director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, though he had to complete his work on The Suicide Squad before jumping back in with Star-Lord and his ragtag team of cosmic cult favorites. The movie is expected to start filming later this year, as the script is complete and most of the production leaders have been hired.

Meanwhile, The Suicide Squad is reaching the home stretch of its promotional run. Gunn took to Twitter on Friday to share a new poster for his standalone sequel, as well as a reason why its premiere date is special for him. Preview screenings will begin on August 5 before the movie starts its official rollout in theaters and on HBO Max (for 31 days) on August 6.

Adele Ankers is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow her on Twitter.

Margot Robbie says she needs a break from Harley Quinn

Gulf News 15 July, 2021 - 04:32am

“It was kind of back-to-back filming ‘Birds’... and filming this, so I was kind of like, oof, I need a break from Harley because she’s exhausting,” Robbie told Entertainment Weekly.

The actress shared that she has no idea when she would play the role again.

The actress recently suggested that Harley Quinn is now a more independent character than in previous films as she is no longer dependent on The Joker.

“To me, she has so many facets to her personality, it’s an endless thing to explore with people. I think in the first ‘Suicide Squad’ film she had a certain confidence and cockiness, knowing that she had the protection of the Joker. She was like, ‘I’ll go on this mission, and he’ll get me out of here in a second’... that was kind of her prerogative on that film,” she said.

Speaking about her latest outing, ‘The Suicide Squad’, she said: “In this film, time has passed. It doesn’t directly link to either of those films [earlier ‘Suicide Squad’ film and ‘Birds of Prey’], but it’s not something that Harley is wrestling with anymore. She’s not waiting for Mr J to show up and she’s not wondering if she can do it on her own. She knows.”

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‘The Suicide Squad': Early Reactions Hail ‘Hilariously Violent and Heartfelt’ Movie

Yahoo Entertainment 15 July, 2021 - 04:32am

So, back to the hype. People who saw “The Suicide Squad” were positively freaking out on Twitter after, calling it “hilariously violent and heartfelt,” an “epic all out war story,” “weird and wonderful,” and “complete mayhem” with real “emotional stakes.”

Fans were particularly happy that, in their telling, the film’s R-rating is very much deserved. Sounds fun. See a selection of reactions below.

Got to see @JamesGunn #TheSuicideSquad tonight! A hilariously violent and heartfelt story that’s surprising in all the right ways. Enjoyable for everyone — hardcore DC comics fans and newbies alike. Go see this movie.

— Vanessa Armstrong (@vfarmstrong) July 15, 2021

— Dorian Parks (@DorianParksnRec) July 15, 2021

— JoBlo.com (@joblocom) July 15, 2021

Absolutely loved #thesuicidesquad. The movie is super violent, extremely funny, and a huge home fun for @JamesGunn and #DC. Tons of surprises and things I wasn’t expecting. Just a great movie. pic.twitter.com/sTchKRvU4Y

— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) July 15, 2021

#TheSuicideSquad is complete mayhem. Similar themes and heart to Guardians, but tonally much more similar to Gunn's pre-Marvel work (it's real bloody). Hilarious, but be warned: the emotional stakes are real. It's not the care-free romp the trailers promise.

— Christopher Gates (@ChrisWGates) July 15, 2021

#TheSuicideSquad is probably the wildest, wackiest, bloodiest comic book movie I've ever seen. Very clear they let James Gunn run wild and not hold back. Definitely gives Harley one of her best scenes period.

— Kirsten (@KirstenAcuna) July 15, 2021

Idris Elba plays Bloodsport, John Cena plays Peacemaker, Peter Capaldi plays Thinker, Pete Davidson plays Black Guard, Alice Braga plays Sol Soria, Sean Gunn plays Weasel, Mayling Ng plays Mangal and Michael Rooker plays Savant. And yes, that’s we want to remind you that Stallone is the voice of King Shark.

Meanwhile, from the 2016 first film, Margot Robbie returns as Harley Quinn, Joel Kinnaman returns as Rick Flag, Viola Davis once again plays ARGUS head and Suicide Squad handler Amanda Waller, and Jai Courtney once again plays Captain Boomerang.

As the title card in the trailer says, “From The Horribly Beautiful Mind of James Gunn” comes the not-a-sequel to 2016’s “Suicide Squad” hits theaters Aug. 6, 2021. No word of course, on whether or not the cast got silly “Skwad” tattoos like with the last movie, but we just wanted to make sure you know we remember that happened.

As TheWrap first reported, Gunn wrote the script for the completely new take on the property, in which DC supervillains are recruited by the government to carry out secret missions too dirty for the likes of Superman and Batman.

Read original story ‘The Suicide Squad': Early Reactions Hail ‘Hilariously Violent and Heartfelt’ Movie At TheWrap

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John Cena Says Peacemaker Series Turns Up The Suicide Squad Volume

ComicBook.com 15 July, 2021 - 04:32am

A year before The Suicide Squad was even released, director James Gunn and HBO Max confirmed they were already working on a follow-up in the form of a TV series for Peacemaker, the gun-toting member of Task Force X played by wrestler-turned-actor John Cena. Speaking in a new interview, Cena has high praise for what fans can expect from the show, which arrives at the start of 2022 and recently wrapped filming, telling Entertainment Weekly: "I would venture to say that Peacemaker actually turns up the volume on anything that you see in The Suicide Squad. I want people to enjoy The Suicide Squad and I really think they will. Once they get a feel for these characters they're going to want more and that's where Peacemaker picks up."

Cena also offered his feelings on Peacmaker as a character, relaying it back to how he thought of himself as a wrestler."The Peacemaker is an interesting character because his ego seems contradictory. He is this guy who has developed this philosophy and he can use it as a blanket to behave badly: 'I am doing this thing that is morally wrong but I am doing it in the name of peace so it's okay.' He views himself as a superhero but I think a lot of us would watch his actions and think that they're morally wrong. In WWE I always try to get people to describe their characters in one sentence and I think that one sentence (for Peacemaker is) 'He wants peace so much he's willing to kill for it.'"

Other cast members starring alongside Cena in the Peacemaker series include Danielle Brooks (Orange Is the New Black) as Leota Adebayo, Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day) as Auggie Smith, Jennifer Holland (Brightburn), who will reprise her role of Emilia Harcourt from The Suicide Squad and Freddie Stroma as Vigilante/Adrian Chase.

An official description for the series reads:

The Suicide Squad will debut in theaters and on HBO Max on August 6. Peacemaker premieres January 2022 on HBO Max.

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