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CBMB: (Rumor) Margot Robbie Cast as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad

By Muuka Muyumba

Collider is reporting that Wolf of Wall Street actor Margot Robbie has been cast as the Joker‘s Girl Friday, Harley Quinn. The Suicide Squad will be the very important follow up film to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice for Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment. Fury director David Ayer is set to helm the anti-hero movie and describes the film as “The Dirty Dozen with supervillains.”

This report comes on the heels of learning that Jared Leto is being courted to play The Joker, and now Collider has learned from sources that Robbie will play Harley Quinn. Reports also have Will Smith and Tom Hardy in varying points of negotiation for roles in the film.

Harley Quinn is the creation of Batman: the Animated Series writer Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, and quickly became one of the most popular characters in the show aside from Batman and the Joker. The character was later adapted into DC Comics’ Batman comic books, first appearing in The Batman Adventures #12 (September 1993), which describes Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzell, M.D. as an Arkham Asylum psychiatrist who falls for the Joker and becomes his accomplice and on-off sidekick.

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Quinn would go on to become one of the most popular villains in comic book history. She joined the Suicide Squad in the comics in 2011, after the New 52 cast a new roster in Suicide Squad #1. Quinn was featured in the direct-to-video film Batman: Assault on Arkham with a team made up of Black Spider, Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, Killer Frost, KGBeast, and King Shark. The team was tasked with breaking into the hospital and steal information from the Riddler by the devious Amanda Waller who insures compliance by the old implanted-bomb-in-the-head trick.

Quinn can by as crazy and dangerous as the Joker which makes her even more of a wild-card in the Suicide Squad team dynamic.

Suicide Squad is set to premiere on August 5, 2016.