Suicide Squad was viewed as a critical dud, but the film managed to do well at the box office, bringing in $745 million worldwide, easily securing not only a sequel, but various spin-off films, including multiple Harley Quinn projects for actress Margot Robbie. While it's currently unclear just how many Harley Quinn-centered films Warner Bros. has in active development at the moment, Robbie has been confirmed to be producing at least one: Gotham City Sirens. Now, in an interview to promote her latest film, I, Tonya, the actress has opened up about her work behind the scenes.
Robbie is a very busy actress, starring in pictures such as the critically acclaimed I, Tonya and Goodbye Christopher Robin, yet, despite her ever-growing schedule, the actress is already confirmed to appear as the fan-favorite Harley Quinn at least four more times. Even more impressive, the actress has also taken to producing the films she's starring in, including the forthcoming Gotham City Sirens for Warner Bros. and DC. So, what does Robbie believe is vital when it comes to serving as a producer? According to an interview with Metro, it's all about trusting your director's vision.
“The most important thing as a producer is it’s your job when you pick your director to stand by your director… You can’t stand by your director and second guess everything. There are times when you step in and debate a certain situation. You don’t want to leave any stone unturned.”
“In the DC Universe, too, once you decide on who your director is, and they have a vision, you have to enable that vision and step in at moments to keep it on course if need be. I think that’s the way. I think that’s what a producer should do.”
This is something the DC Extended Universe has previously struggled with, as Suicide Squad director David Ayer -- who is expected to direct Gotham City Sirens -- has previously suggested there was plenty of studio meddling behind the scenes. Studio interference was also recently rumored to be an issue with Justice League, as it was reported the studio wasn't happy with Zack Snyder following the poor reception of Batman v Superman. Thankfully for Ayer, Robbie looks ready to stand behind her director and his vision if need be.
The next film Robbie’s Harley Quinn will appear in is Suicide Squad 2. Written and directed by Gavin O’Connor, Suicide Squad 2 is currently slated for a 2019 opening. Little else is known about the project at the moment.
(via Screen Rant)