They may not have been able to reveal any details about their characters’ relationship (or lack thereof), but Smith and Robbie did confirm that Harley Quinn and Deadshot will be allies in the film.
Smith was also asked about the difference between Deadshot, a bonafide supervillain, and Hancock, a character he played in the ill-received eponymous superhero film in 2008. The actor is known for being particularly choosy when it comes to his leading roles, and has developed a reputation for wanting only to play the hero. Someone like Deadshot is quite the departure for him, which isn’t lost on the actor:
“I guess I like the concept of dubious morals. I always liked to play in that area.. With Suicide Squad, we just started on that. I think I haven’t explored the psychology enough of Deadshot, somebody who could take money to kill people; how he justifies that for himself. So, I still have a little bit of work to do on that, but in my life in general and in my career, those are the type of roles that I’m pushing more towards; those kinds of questions.”
Robbie and Smith will be joined in the film by Jared Leto as the Joker, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller.
Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5th, 2016.