On a recent episode of Lifted Geek News we reported on a few names rumored to be attached to the David Ayers Suicide Squad adaptation. Of that short list was the lovely Margot Robbie from Wolf of Wall Street. With the Australian actresses golden locks and stunning good looks... we knew who she'd be even before they officially announced it... but it looks like Robbie is offically going to be the first feature film portrayal of Harley Quinn.
Formerlly an employee at Arkham Asylum, Dr. Harleen Quinzel became obsessed with the Joker, going so ar as to falling in love with the psychotic Clown Prince of Crime. In the comics and in the current Suicide Squad books, Harley's personality flourished while no longer under Joker's spell... personally I hope they explore that side of her and relegate Joker related stuff to flashbacks or "once upon a time" like stories.
Speaking of the Joker... rumors are a-buzz with Jared Leto favored to be cast as Joker in the Suicide Squad film... now I knwo Joker wasn't in the squad and his special brand of psycho could never be controlled by Amanda Waller... but personally I see his presence in the film more like a cameo, meant to set up Harley Quinn
So what do you think about the casting? Dig Margot Robbie as Harley? What about Jared Leto as the Joker? He'll have some might large shoes to fill... especially after the equally brilliant and tragic portrayal from the late Heath Ledger.