Editor’s note: The original version of this story ran in July 2016, as Harley Quinn was about to make her big-screen debut in Suicide Squad. With Saturday designated as the annual Batman Day, and DC celebrating by giving Harley a co-starring role coinciding with her 25th anniversary, we thought it was the perfect time to revisit our first-hand account of the strange origin of one of DC’s strangest characters from the man who dreamed her up. In the early 1990s, Paul Dini was a writer for hire, cranking out scripts for the ground-breaking, noirish Batman: The Animated Series, when inspiration struck.
Tonya Harding is a punch line and she knows it. But she'll no doubt be pleased with the new biopic "I, Tonya," which goes for laughs but also adds context to the skater’s familiar story.
Remind us again why Black Widow doesn’t have her own Marvel-ous solo adventure yet? Largely thanks to her key role in this summer’s blockbuster hit, Captain America: Civil War, the folks at Forbes have crowned Scarlett Johansson as 2016’s top-grossing actor. Reprising her role as super-agile Avenger, Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a. the Black Widow, Johansson reluctantly took Team Iron Man’s side in the team’s civil war, which was gut-wrenching within the Marvel cinematic universe, but great for Marvel Studios’ bottom line, as the film grossed more than $1.15 billion around the world.
Margot Robbie is a married woman — that’s our takeaway from her latest Instagram. As rumors swirled that she married Tom Ackerley in a super secret wedding in her native Australia, the Suicide Squad and The Wolf of Wall Street actress, 26, took to the photo-sharing site to post a photo of herself flashing a pear-shaped diamond ring on that finger while she kissed the director in the background. It was was said that the Aussie actress landed at the Gold Coast Airport in Queensland wearing a “I Do Down Under” T-shirt.
What does it take to play the “most famous female villain in the DC Universe?” That’s the questioned answered by Margot Robbie in the above exclusive clip from the upcoming digital/Blu-ray release of Suicide Squad. “Margot really settled into an incredibly difficult role,” director David Ayer gushes in the clip, which is part of a bonus featurette focusing on Harley and the Joker.
'Suicide Squad' actress would join cast for live-action/CGI film that also includes Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, and Elizabeth Debicki for project directed by Will Gluck
Suicide Squad crashes theaters this weekend and one member of the psychotic crew of antiheroes is already being talked up for her own solo spinoff: Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn. The character’s co-creator, Paul Dini, recently gave us a guided tour of Harley’s history; click through for some of his insights into Daddy’s Li’l Monster as we trace her path from animated second banana to DC movie superstar.
A new profile of Margot Robbie in US magazine Vanity Fair has been branded ‘creepy and lecherous’ over its portrait of the Australian actress. Writer Rich Cohen, who is also a co-creator of the now-axed Martin Scorsese HBO series 'Vinyl’, has also come under heavy criticism for referring to Australians as 'throwback people’ in the article. The piece appears in the August issue of the magazine, titled 'Welcome to the Summer of Margot Robbie’, and has been published to coincide with her new movies 'The Legend of Tarzan’ and 'Suicide Squad’, and now Twitter is ablaze with people pulling Cohen up on its tone.
As Suicide Squad writer-director David Ayer recently pointed out, the good guys are kind of boring. In it, you can spot the whole Squad including Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), Katana (Karen Fukuhara), Rick Flagg (Joel Kinnaman), Deadshot (Will Smith), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), and of course the Joker (Jared Leto).
Following the first look at Alexander Skarsgard’s ripped new Tarzan, the first trailer for the reboot of the cinematic staple has arrived. Telling the story backwards, it picks up Skarsgard’s Earl Greystoke in Victorian London, years after his early upbringing by apes in the jungle. Elsewhere, there are roles for Djimon Hounsou as a tribal chief and Samuel L. Jackson as adventurer George Washington Williams.