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“Suicide Squad’s” Harley Quinn ‘Used to Be a Gymnast,’ Still Loves the Joker

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“Suicide Squad’s” Harley Quinn ‘Used to Be a Gymnast,’ Still Loves the Joker

In just under a month, fan-favorite DC Comics character Harley Quinn will make her big screen debut in Warner Bros.’ “Suicide Squad.” “Tarzan” star Margot Robbie will have the honor of bringing Harley Quinn to life, and — when she had the opportunity to describe her — she revealed a few intriguing pieces of information about this version of the character.

“She loves causing mayhem and destruction,” Robbie told Vanity Fair. “She’s incredibly devoted to the Joker. They have a dysfunctional relationship, but she loves him anyway. She used to be a gymnast — that’s her skill set when fighting.”

Harley Quinn debuted in “Batman: The Animated Series,” where she was an Olympic-level gymnast and acrobat — something that proved useful during her time with the Joker. It seems as though that aspect of the character will make the jump from animation to comics to film when “Suicide Squad” arrives in theaters.

In a previous interview, director David Ayer also revealed that Harley Quinn will be part of “a pretty ragged romantic triangle” in the film. “It’s about [Harley] breaking free of The Joker and becoming this fully actualized, independent person,” he explained. “That really is a metaphor for everyone’s journey here.” Between Ayer and Robbie’s comments, it appears as though Harley Quinn will retain some feelings for the Joker when he appears in “Suicide Squad.”

The next DC Cinematic Universe installment, “Suicide Squad,” stars Jared Leto as the Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo and Adam Beach as Slipknot and is scheduled for release on Aug. 5, 2016.

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