We know you’ve been feeling these early photos of Jared Leto playing the Joker and Cara Delevingne all kitted out as Enchantress from the upcoming Suicide Squad flim. But here’s a new wrinkle to the 2016 superhero version of The Dirty Dozen that’s bound to add a little excitement.
In the very same Empire magazine that provided all those fantastic images, writer/director David Ayer and star Will Smith (Deadshot) suggest that, as much as Suicide Squad will feature explosions and more explosions, it will also sport a little bit of romance centered around Margot Robbie’s character, Harley Quinn (pictured above).
Interestingly, Ayer says, “It’s about [Harley Quinn] breaking free of the Joker and becoming this fully actualized, independent person. That really is a metaphor for everyone’s journey here.” So, this is a film centered on a woman’s personal journey. Good. But there’s more.
Smith added, “Harley is the biggest troublemaker, but Deadshot’s actually eyeballing her a little bit. There’s a pretty ragged romantic triangle there.” Oh, very nice.
Just for a bit of background, a longstanding part of Quinn’s character centers around her abusive relationship with the Joker. As well, Smith and Robbie have already played cat-and-mouse romantic partners in 2015’s Focus.
You’ll get to see how this particular pairing all shakes out when Suicide Squad lands in theaters in August of 2016.
(via Comic Book Movie)