With just three months left to go before the highly-anticipated debut of The Suicide Squad, director James Gunn continues to hype up the upcoming DC film by teasing fans with new details of the characters. In a recent interview with Associated Press, Gunn went on to praise Margot Robbie’s performance as Harley Quinn while teasing that he has given the character the coolest and biggest action sequence in The Suicide Squad due to Robbie’s commendable talents. He also shared how much fun he had while shooting the said action scene and that it was probably his most favorite four-minute scene ever.
“She can do anything. Or I thought she could do anything. And then one day she had to sing, and I said, ‘OK, well you can do everything but one thing.’ But she’s such a great actress. She embodies the character. She’s able to do the comedy. She’s able to do the drama,” Gunn said about Robbie. “And physically, she is a pure athlete and is able to do these stunts in such a graceful, magnificent, beautiful way.”
He continued, “And so I wrote the biggest action scene I’ve ever done all around (Robbie’s character) Harley, and it was so fun to create just on every level from working with the stunt guys all the way through to working with her. It’s probably my favorite four minutes of film I’ve ever shot before.”
The film is directed by Gunn from his own screenplay, based on characters from DC. Charles Roven and Peter Safran are producing while Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Walter Hamada, Chantal Nong Vo, Nikolas Korda, and Richard Suckle are executive producing. The ensemble roster for James Gunn’s standalone sequel includes the return of DCEU alums Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, and Viola Davis, who are reprising their roles as Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Rick Flag, and Amanda Waller from the 2016 David Ayer-directed film.
The official synopsis for The Suicide Squad reads:
The film will also be introducing new characters, including Idris Elba (Avengers: Infinity War), John Cena (Peacemaker), Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who), David Dastmalchian (Dune), Daniela Melchior (Parque Mayer), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy), Alice Braga (Elysium), Pete Davidson (The King of Staten Island), Joaquín Cosio (Spider-Man: Into the SpiderVerse), Juan Diego Botto (The Europeans), Storm Reid (Euphoria), Nathan Fillion (The Rookie), Steve Agee (Brightburn), Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy), Mayling Ng (Wonder Woman), Flula Borg (Ralph Breaks the Internet), Jennifer Holland (Peacemaker) and Tinashe Kajese (Valor) Sylvester Stallone (Rambo)
The Suicide Squad will debut in theaters and HBO Max on August 6.
Recommended Reading: Suicide Squad Vol. 1: Trial by Fire