– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Many critics may not be too keen on what SUICIDE SQUAD had to over this past weekend, but it seems like most folks enjoyed a lot of the character interactions in the film, even if the plot fell woefully short. Of course, one of the biggest draws to this film was the feature film introduction of one Harley Quinn, the psychotic villainous who had her start in BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES back in the 1990s as the Joker’s main squeeze. 

The character has since taken her place as a beloved character in pop culture — one that has been raised to even greater cultural awareness thanks to the BATMAN: ARKHAM games. Needless to say, there was a lot of pressure for Robbie going into it, and she was well aware of that pressure going into it. In a recent interview on TIPSY TALK, Robbie talked about how lucky she felt in landing the role, despite the pressure.

“I feel like I hit the lottery… The chicks never get these roles –- we never get the roles where we have the funny one-liners and then the kick-ass action scene, but then also, like, an intricate character with an awesome story arc -– you just don’t really get that, like in a big-budget film.”

In recent months, there have also been rumors flying around regarding a Harley Quinn spinoff movie, or at least a BIRDS OF PREY movie with her in a lead role. Robbie didn’t comment on whether or not this was true, but did seem enthusiastic about getting another film for Harley.

“I’m trying to make that happen. Not for anything specifically, but just something – there’s so much more to do.”

We’ll see if anything comes of all this. As I’ve said numerous times, SUICIDE SQUAD had many faults, but at the end of the day, I’d LOVE to see all these characters again, so here’s hoping the film does well enough to warrant more spinoffs or sequels.

Robbie’s character wasn’t the only subject of discussion in this interview. Perhaps one of the bigger stories out there in regards to SUICIDE SQUAD is the amount of footage that was left on the cutting room floor. Most notably, Jared Leto, who plays the Joker in the film, stated that there was so much footage that was cut for his character that they could probably make another movie out of that footage. This is a sad thing for most fans, but Robbie defended the decision on the filmmakers’ part, saying:

“There was so much of our backstory… they probably realized that the emotional through-line of the story had to be the mission we were on, and kind of explaining The Enchantress’ position and all that kind of stuff, and the backstory stuff – though it’s like magic… there’s a lot but it just didn’t make sense to confuse the present storyline with that.”

The big question is whether or not cutting out these scenes was the right choice. Given that director David Ayer seems content with the current cut of the film, we’ll have to wait and see if an ULTIMATE EDITION of sorts is in the cards.

SUICIDE SQUAD is in theaters now!

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SOURCE: Tipsy Talk (via Screen Rant)

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.