Suicide Squad was the latest comic book-related flick to come out the DC Extended Universe.
Although the movie has done financially well by breaking box office records and raking in even more money than some earlier films, the critical reception has been less than stellar, enough so that critics have given second thoughts on the studio. For the most part, some portions of the film were well received and praised while others were bashed over and over.
However, of all the people who took something this, it’s superfan Kevin Smith who took note of the fact that the movie announced the arrival of Harley Quinn, one of the most beloved characters in all of DC. For all of the criticism that the film received, there was either some suspicion or a thorough guarantee among audiences that a character such as Harley Quinn could be done properly in film. According to Smith, however, Margot Robbie’s accurate portrayal of the role should go beyond just this film and in fact, could end up in a solo film.
When asked about it, Smith, who was at the premiere of Suicide Squad, and he praised the film on how well it portrayed the individual characters and team overall. It’s also known that he may in fact the biggest fan of Harley Quinn, to the point where he named his own daughter after her. He stated that he was thoroughly excited and in awe to see her in live action film for the first time, after making several appearances in animated television, comic books and video games, but at the same time thought it was only a matter of time before she made her way into film.
He also said that he’d definitely watch a standalone Harley Quinn movie. That comment stemmed from rumors and reports that suggested that Robbie could have a leading role in a future DC film that not only features Harley but several other femme fatales in DC, including Poison Ivy or Catwoman among several others. Robbie herself has said that she was eager to explore much more of her backstory, in spite of the negative reception that Suicide Squad has already received.