Margot Robbie, who will play Harley Quinn in the 2016 Suicide Squad movie, is out and about promoting her latest film, Focus. However, that is not stopping her from talking about Suicide Squad, and we are so happy about that.
From her latest video interview with MTV News, the actress revealed how she got the role and the type of tone fans should expect from the movie.
Apparently, she was offered the role, which means Warner Bros. did not allow her to audition. This move shows how confident the studio is in the acting skills of Robbie. We can also see why Will Smith was brought in because the actor and Robbie will appear in Focus alongside each other, and from what we've heard, their chemistry is impressive.
On the matter of the tone that director David Ayer is going with, Robbie said Suicide Squad is more akin to the Dark Knight than Avengers. This is great news to us because DC needs to continue down its usual path rather than choose to follow what Marvel is doing.
Just imagine if all DC movies were popcorn flicks similar to that of Marvel: the superhero genre would lack taste and become dull in a number of years. Going this route is the best idea Warner Bros. could do, but it doesn't mean every DC movie fits the dark and gritty tone.
Should The Flash movie come to fruition, we expect it to sit between a popcorn movie and a film noir. When it comes down to Shazam, well, it can't be dark and gritty since Warner Bros. may be hoping to get children trooping to the movie houses.
We say this because the character, Shazam, is a young boy who goes by the name of Billy Batson. When he shouts the word "Shazam!" he transforms into a grownup version of himself with similar powers to Black Adam.
All in all, we're glad Margot Robbie is in Suicide Squad, and also that the film is going the route of the Dark Knight rather than following the path that Marvel has already charted.
Suicide Squad is set for release on Aug. 5, 2016.