The hype surrounding Suicide Squad has mostly just been yada yada yada Joker yada yada yada, which isn't exactly fair given that the movie is overwhelmingly stacked with classic characters and equally classic stars. Margot Robbie's take on the beloved Harley Quinn takes center stage in the latest peek at Suicide Squad, showing the psychological range of the character in a fresh 60-second spot.
"I'm bored," Quinn tells a prison guard in the new clip. "Play with me." The character, as revealed in a pretty enviable Entertainment Weekly feature earlier this month, gets caught up in The Joker's "laser-like plan" for a reunion in Suicide Squad. Harley, in the presumably crazed eyes of The Joker, is his one true love.
"I had done as much research as I possibly could," Robbie told Collider's Adam Chitwood during a visit to the set last year. "I mean, I'm still reading comics as we go. It's really hard to read all of them. But I guess it just takes it to a much deeper level, and [director David Ayer] finds parts in you that relate to the character. Which is something that you think you're doing when you do your prep. But then you start working with someone like David and realize that you haven't done that at all."
For all the Suicide Squad fans still sweating the film's PG-13 rating, things are actually looking quite good for an R-rated sequel. Speaking with MTV News in April, Ayer said a boundary-free Suicide Squad 2 is indeed something worth fighting for. "For an R movie, you have to decide to do it right out the gate, and that was never the case here," Ayer said. "We were always going to hit the PG-13 rating. But the film is meant to be that. It's got edge, and it's got attitude."
Suicide Squad proves PG-13 worriers very wrong starting Aug. 5.