[The following contains spoilers for The Suicide Squad]
There’s a point in James Gunn’s The suicide squad where Harley Quinn (played by Margot Robbie, reprising her role from the first Suicide Squad and of Birds of prey) is captured and tortured by evil soldiers. She kills the torturer pretty quickly, since she’s Harley Quinn and murdering people shouldn’t be a problem for her at this point, but then she does something even more impressive: in a fluid motion, Harley grabs a handcuff key. corpse of the moron with his feet, then turns back to put the key in the lock and free himself. It’s the kind of acrobatic trick you’d expect from an evil clown, but in an interview with Hollywood journalist, Gunn has revealed that this is apparently also the kind of trick that non-mean Aussie Margot Robbie can pull off, because she actually made that move. (Gunn points out that her face is covered, so you might not believe it, but he insists it’s really her doing this painful twist.)
This is probably Gunn’s most surprising revelation in the THR interview, but it is not the only one. To begin with, Gunn said that Harley’s little side quest was originally a bigger part of the movie, so he started scaling it down when editing because he didn’t want to end up “pushing the audience away” by deflecting it. attention of the action. Also, during editing, Gunn said he was “a little surprised” by the violence of the movie, which makes us wonder how careful he was while filming that scene of Peacemaker and Bloodsport cleaning up the camp. , because this one is pretty damn violent. Elsewhere in the chat, Gunn mentions that his boss at Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige (who is, of course, a producer on Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy films), visited the set of The suicide squad during production and were there when they first introduced the surprise villain Starro The Conqueror. This means that it will be Gunn’s fault if Marvel ends up scamming him by throwing a mind-controlling starfish in. Shang-Chi or the next one The Eternals.
Really, though, the thing Gunn prefers to talk about seems to be Margot Robbie. He said she is “probably my favorite actor that I have ever worked with” because she is able to do so much with Harley Quinn and she and John Cena are two people who “have no chip on. the shoulder ”. Gunn also stated that he was able to “become Harley” by writing for the character, and he called her a “terrible and wonderful place to be.” THR suggested he should just do a solo Harley Quinn movie, but he dodged that question while hinting that he wouldn’t necessarily hate continuing to make comic book movies, even if it’s ” genres of comic book movies ”that are not. correct ” of comics. “