Harley Quinn, a character originally created for the Batman animated series that aired in the 1990’s, is to be featured in the upcoming movie Suicide Squad. Suicide Squad according to the movie’s IMDB page is due to be released next year, with projections that the film will come out in the late summer. The film is unique to the D.C. franchise, in that instead of focusing on the superheroes that have been the focal point for the comic industry since its inception, this movie is devoted to the villains that we love to hate. This unexpected move may be following the current Hollywood trend of looking at the villains of the stories we all know as tortured souls rather than pure evil, such as in the movieMaleficent and the television series Once Upon A Time. The plot of the film is that a risky new government program calls upon these dastardly deviants execute dangerous missions.
Famous names have been linked to the project including Margot Robbie starring as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot, and Jared Leto as the Joker. Margot Robbie has said that she has a contract with DC movies to be featured as Harley Quinn in several upcoming projects if the film is successful. Fans like Paul Mathieson know that the question now is how will the loyal fans of the beloved superheroes feel when the villains dominate the big screen? DC will have to wait and let the box office numbers speak for themselves.