If there was ever an in-development project that could be sold on cast alone, it’s David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. Having assembled Will Smith, Jared Leto, Cara Delevingne, Joel Kinnaman — in lieu of Tom Hardy — and Margot Robbie, there’s no doubting the film’s star power, and during a recent interview with MTV, the latter actress talked about the movie’s innate tone.
Granted, Ayer’s superhero flick is yet to enter production, and while the director has teased a reveal for later today, there’s still an awful lot we don’t know about Warner Bros.’ villain-centric tale. However, according to Robbie, the tone that the studio is aiming for is akin to that found in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight.
“I think on a scale of like, ‘The Dark Knight’ is here and ‘The Avengers’ is here, I think it’s more on the ‘Dark Knight’ side of things.”
It makes sense for Warner Bros. to pursue the same atmosphere and feel as Nolan, given how successful his realistic take on the superhero genre proved to be. Mind you, given the eclectic, titular group, we’re hoping Ayer’s film still finds time for some humor.
In a separate piece, Robbie also touched upon her multi-film role as the devious Harley Quinn, and how she thought that committing to a role long-term wasn’t so much off-putting as it was exciting.
“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,” she told AZ Central, though it’s an opportunity she relishes. “With [Harley Quinn], it’s a character I don’t think would ever get boring. Ever. So if they did ‘Suicide Squad’ one, two and three I would be over the moon about it.”
Suicide Squad is expected to release on August 5, 2016. Stay tuned to We Got This Covered later today when we’ll have a full rundown of Ayer’s mysterious announcement, which we assume will be related to Leto’s “majestic” rendition of The Joker.