Late last week, the news broke that Jared Leto was being recruited to play the Joker in DC's Suicide Squad after megastar Ryan Gosling passed on the role. The Dallas Buyers Club actor has not officially signed on yet, but I wouldn't be surprised to see something get finalized in the next week or two. A few weeks back, we also heard that Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie, and Will Smith were in talks to star in the film. A scoop that Collider got on Sunday gives us a much better idea of who Robbie will be playing.
According to Collider and their sources, Robbie will be playing Harley Quinn, the love interest of the Clown Prince of Crime. Quinn is one of the most famous Batman villains not yet portrayed on screen, so this is an interesting move. Margot Robbie is also one of the hottest actresses in Hollywood right now, with roles in major films such as Focus and Tarzan. She seems to have a good relationship with Warner Bros., the studio behind Suicide Squad. I'm excited for this movie, but I hope that DC manages to create some new and exciting characters in addition to the stalwarts like the Joker and Lex Luthor. Casting Robbie as Harley Quinn is certainly a strong opening move.
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