Paul Dini Talks Harley Quinn and SUICIDE SQUAD

 Since the initial announcement last year of the coming DC Extended Universe almost no character has been in the spotlight quite as much or quite as intensely as Harley Quinn.  The psychotic psychiatrist is well loved, despite being one of the newest characters in the DC Universe and the podcast; Shanlian On Batman went straight to the source to discuss her film future.

Upon learning of Harley Quinn’s part in Suicide Squad she has been eagerly anticipated and worried about in equal measure.  Fans are incredibly excited to see her but equally concerned with getting the character right for her first film foray.  


When asked what he thought of the changes made to his and Bruce Timm’s design, Dini said that while the change from the original is “jarring to a lot of the people who love the classic Bruce Timm suit, I love it myself. But in that world, I just don’t see it happening. It’s a rougher, more street look. I think it works fine.

After saying that she had “very much a real world look,” Dini praised Leto’s Joker as “almost like a decadent rockstarand there’s a little bit of Sid and Nancy to the Joker and Harley look, which I always felt would not be a bad look if they were in a live-action movie.

Dini also had kind things to say about Robbie as an actress.  “I think Margot is very nice, she’s a very wonderful actress, certainly very attractive and very talented. I’m very excited to see that interpretation of Harley.

Lastly, Dini spoke of the prospect of seeing his creation hitting the big screen: “I created her, but on the other hand… I can’t get too possessive over that. It’ll be fun, it’ll be fun to see what they do with her.

You read the article in the link below, you can listen to the Shanlian on Batman podcast interview HERE and you can see Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad in theaters, August 5th, 2016.

Source- Forbes

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