– by Joseph Jammer Medina

In one short month, the live-action big screen realization of the fan-favorite Harley Quinn, who made her debut in BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES back in the 90s. It’s a lot to live up to. Since her cartoon debut, Harley has become something of a pop culture icon. Her role in the ARKHAM games definitely gave an extra bit of exposure in the eye of the mainstream, and it’s following that well known portrayal that actress Margot Robbie will be making her own debut in SUICIDE SQUAD.

There’s certainly a lot the filmmakers will have to get across — which will be especially difficult since this is an ensemble cast. Fans will want to see hints of her psychiatric origins, her unhealthy relationship with the Joker, and her dark sense of humor — namely with the weapons she wields. Based on what we’ve seen in the trailer, it seems like we’ll have a nice heaping dose of all of that, but it is hard to tell sometimes, especially with how well put together trailers are nowadays.

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, the actress did have a chance to touch on a few extra details regarding her character in the film. Here’s what she had to say:

“She loves causing mayhem and destruction. She’s incredibly devoted to the Joker. They have a dysfunctional relationship, but she loves him anyway. She used to be a gymnast — that’s her skill set when fighting.”

In regards to her gymnastic experience, that’s definitely something we got a taste of in the trailers. From her hanging upside down in her cell to her wrapping herself around some unnamed, faceless baddie — all while shooting upside down — it seems to be how they’re making her unique from the rest of the already-memorable bunch.

Below is the synopsis for SUICIDE SQUAD:

“It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?”

What are your thoughts on Robbie’s comments? Let us know in the comments down below!

SUICIDE SQUAD hits theaters on August 5, 2016!

SOURCE: Vanity Fair

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.