Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie is campaigning for a Harley Quinn and Joker spin-off movie

There is already talk of a sequel to David Ayers' supervillain hit despite bad reviews

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Margot Robbie is campaigning for a Suicide Squad spin-off starring Harley Quinn and The Joker.

The Australian actress has been praised for carrying David Ayers’ widely-panned supervillain movie with a compelling performance as the Joker’s unhinged lover and accomplice so it’s not a huge surprise that she would want to lead a standalone movie based on the couple’s famously dysfunctional relationship.

“I’m trying to make that happen,” she told Tipsy Talk. “There’s just so much to do. [The Joker] refuses to acknowledge that he even has emotions so he turns it into this toxic negative thing. There’s so much to it. There was so much of our backstory [but] they probably realised that the emotional through-line of the story had to be the mission we were on.”

The Joker, played by Jared Leto whose method approach involved sending live rats and dead pigs to his co-stars, only has around 15 minutes of screen time in Suicide Squad (much to the rage of one fan who is suing Warner Bros for ‘false advertising’).

The Oscar-winning actor has said that there is enough deleted footage to make a full Joker movie. “There were so many scenes that got cut from the movie I couldn’t even start,” he told IGN. “Were there any that didn’t get cut? We did a lot of experimentation on the set, we explored a lot. There’s so much that we shot that’s not in the film.”

Warner Bros is reportedly considering where to go next with Suicide Squad, with The Hollywood Reporter learning in May that Robbie has been lined up to star as Quinn in a film she would also produce about DC’s female superheroes and villains. This is yet to be confirmed.

Suicide Squad is in cinemas near having debuted worldwide with a record-breaking $267 million last weekend. It follows a group of supervillains enlisted by a secret government agency to carry out blackop missions in exchange for clemency, with Will Smith, Cara Delevingne and Viola Davis also starring.