Margot Robbie may be all set to play Harley Quinn in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie, but it looks as though she’s signed up to a lot more than that…
Due to the nature of comic book movie franchises, it’s pretty standard to have major stars signed up to multi-picture deals. Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth and the like have all been subject to such contracts. But does that mean the Suicide Squad will get similar deals?
It may be Harley Quinn’s first appearance to date, but it looks as though Margot Robbie has signed a ten-year deal.
In an interview with AZCentral, the 24-year-old Wolf of Wall Street star revealed that she’s signed an extensive contract the role of The Joker’s girlfriend, Harley Quinn.
“I don’t even know if I’m meant to be talking about this,” she said. “[It’s] daunting. You don’t need to have commitment issues to be frightened by the fact that you might have just signed 10 years of your life away.”
Of course, it’s not uncommon to see stars sign lengthy contracts for comic book movies… but could this mean we’ll see a number of Suicide Squad sequels?
“But with [Harley Quinn], it’s a character I don’t think would ever get boring. Ever,” she added. “So if they did Suicide Squad One, Two and Three, I would be over the moon about it.”
Although we’re yet to hear of any Suicide Squad sequels amongst DC’s upcoming film slate, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they won’t happen. After all, Suicide Squad is a relatively new franchise when it comes to the big screen.
But this could mean that Warner Bros. is hoping for a hit… and might even expand the series with a follow-up or two.
But could Harley Quinn appear elsewhere?
According to the upcoming DC movie slate, there are ample opportunities – most notably within the Justice League: Part One and Part Two’ But could we see her appear in Ben Affleck’s rumoured Batman solo film?
If you ask me, that’s a big, fat yes. After all, Harley Quinn is a big part of Batman’s rogue’s gallery. But could this mean we’ll see more of The Joker, too? Jared Leto is already going to appear in Suicide Squad as Batman’s arch-nemesis… and if Margot Robbie has a ten-year deal, it stands to reason that Hared Leto could have signed a similar contract.
What does that mean for the DC film slate? Well, it could mean a lot more of Harley Quinn and The Joker. And if you ask me, that has to be a good thing.
Suicide Squad heads to cinemas on 5 August 2016.
What do you think of Margot Robbie’s ten-year deal? Will Harley Quinn appear throughout DC’s upcoming film slate? Let us know what you think in the comments below…