As we previously reported Bruce Timm, the co-creator of Harley Quinn commented on his reaction on first seeing the photo of Margot Robbie’s as Harley Quinn in the first released photo of the cast of Suicide Squad. Well during his interview with io9 he was asked about it again, along with what’s the most important elements when it comes to Harley’s character and this is what he had to say:
Did you see the new Suicide Squad pic? Did you like it?
I just saw the pic like a couple hours ago. It was interesting. I was frankly a little nervous about what Harley would look like, but I thought she looked really cool. So I’m optimistic, we see.
You were one of the first people to bring Harley Quinn to center stage, especially her psyche. What are the most important elements to Harley Quinn?
It’s funny, because she started off as just like a one joke idea and she’s gained all these different dimensions from all the stories we did, and the stuff that happens in the comics. I think bottom line the most important thing about her is that she’s funny. One way or the other regardless of what her backstory is, or whether she’s in an abusive relationship with the Joker, or if she’s off on her own, or hanging out with Poison Ivy, or whether she’s a villain or a hero. I think bottomline her stories always have to be fun, if not flat out hilarious (but that would be even better). That’s one of the things I like about the current comic. They understand that, they’re not treating her as another angsty bizarre superhero type character. She’s really weird and funny and kind of chaotic.
And you liked her in Suicide Squad?
I just saw the one shot of her in the group shot. So far so good.