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Published On: Mon, Nov 10th, 2014

Margot Robbie to be Harley Quinn, Jared Leto the Joker in 2016’s ‘Suicide Squad’

Warner Bros is moving quickly to fill the roles needed for their upcoming Suicide Squad as The Wolf of Wall Street star Margot Robbie has reportedly cast as The DC Universe’s Clown Princess of Crime, Harley Quinn. While not official, reports point to Dallas Buyers Club star Jared Leto getting the nod as Joker.

Suicide_Squad_v4-1 comic book cover harley quinnThe Australian actress’ name has been mentioned in the possible cast list alongside Will Smith and Tom Hardy. Model/actress Cara Delevingne reportedly is also eyed to play a female villain role in the movie. Robbie played Naomi Lapaglia in Wolf of Wall Street and is set to become a household name with the role as Jane in 2016’s Tarzan, stars in Focus alongside Will Smith and sci-fi flick Z for Zachariah with Chris Pine and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Fury director David Ayer is set to helm the project with Jesse Eisenberg rumored to be reprising his Lex Luthor role as well.

Wiki summarizes the character’s role in the new version of Suicide Squad: “The Suicide Squad’s missions typically involve the elimination or retrieval of high-value targets, such as the recovery of a newborn baby who carries the cure to a deadly viral outbreak. At one point, the team must track down an AWOL Harley Quinn in another mission, the Squad goes after Resurrection Man.[83][90] The Basilisk terrorist group serves as a recurring villain (echoing the Jihad organization from John Ostrander’s original Suicide Squad series), and several issues delve into the twisted relationship between Harley Quinn and the Joker.”

Suicide Squad, which Ayer has described as “The Dirty Dozen with supervillains,” is due in August 5, 2016

 

 

Suicide Squad Captain Boomerang Harley Quinn Black Manta, Deadshot

 

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