Have you ever noticed how gracefully Margot Robbie carries herself during the fight scenes for DC? James Gunn, the writer and director for the upcoming The Suicide Squad, has taken note in a big way. When a filmmaker has an actress with specific talents, if they know what they’re doing, they’ll use those skills to make the coolest movie possible. And James Gunn sounds like he is here to deliver. In a recent interview, the Gunn was asked to share one of his favorite moments from making the film. He took the opportunity to then gush about Margot Robbie, promising an epic action scene for The Suicide Squad ahead.
When talking to AP News about Margot Robbie and The Suicide Squad, James Gunn said: “[P]hysically, she is a pure athlete and is able to do these stunts in such a graceful, magnificent, beautiful way. And so I wrote the biggest action scene I’ve ever done all around (Robbie’s character) Harley, and it was so fun to create just on every level from working with the stunt guys all the way through to working with her. It’s probably my favorite four minutes of film I’ve ever shot before.”
That’s right. There’s a four-minute action scene in The Suicide Squad that was written entirely to show off what Margot Robbie can do. It is now James Gunn’s favorite thing he’s ever filmed. This is the director who brought us a love of fun scenes in Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel. Promises like that are definitely something to get excited about. Fans are now destined to be watching for this special four-minutes of the film when The Suicide Squad hits theaters. Hopefully, it’ll be hard to miss. Knowing Harley Quinn, there will likely be strange weapons, unexpected hilarity, and some joyful violence.
It’s no surprise that James Gunn was willing to take this extra step to play up Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn. For one thing, she was a fan-favorite in 2016’s Suicide Squad. That movie was a David Ayer project. While the film earned harsh reviews and a 26% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, audiences still fell in love with Harley Quinn. Whether they loved or hated the movie, most agreed that Margot Robbie was the best part of it. They wanted to see more. Apparently, Gunn felt the same way.
Even before Margot Robbie took on the character though, James Gunn was a fan. He first discovered Harley Quinn in the animated shows. He appreciated that you never knew what her character would do next. Anything’s on the table with Harley Quinn, and that makes her extremely fun. About The Suicide Squad script, he’s previously said that her character was the most fun for him to write. We’ve already seen a lot of this in The Suicide Squad trailer. That little peek at what Gunn is going to show us really makes all of the characters seem like ones worth taking the time to get to know, but the trailer does not forget that we need to see Harley Quinn every few seconds to feel satisfied. Fans are hungry for more of Margot Robbie’s chaos, and it sounds like Gunn is going to be bringing it to us.
While so far we’ve only seen the trailer, fans are already expecting James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad to be the best DC film we’ve seen in a while. The more he tells us about his work behind-the-scenes, and his dedication to letting Margot Robbie’s character shine, the higher our expectations are getting. Here’s hoping that when the movie hits theaters on August 6, 2021, The Suicide Squad lives up to what fans are waiting for.