There has been a lot of talk about how Suicide Squad left much of its Joker/Harley Quinn material out of both the original theatrical cut and even the eventual extended version, but it seems like Warner Bros. is still determined to build a movie around that relationship. Yes, in addition to the Joker origin movie that left us at least equally bewildered. No, we don’t understand why this is happening, either.
Well, except that Suicide Squad made a bunch of money, and a Harley/Joker movie would probably do the same whether it’s any good or not. We’re betting on not, especially with Jared Leto taking up the role once again, although we can at least hope that the movie will learn from Suicide Squad‘s initial mistakes and take the characters’ relationship in a different direction than the cut material from that movie.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project is nearing a deal with Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, directors and executive producers on NBC’s hit This Is Us, as well as Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and Focus, both of which featured none other than Margot Robbie. (Robbie and Leto are both reportedly returning.) It’s expected to come after a Suicide Squad sequel (but before the Joker origin story) and follow that movie’s example of being only loosely related to what’s going on in DC’s interconnected movie universe.
The movie was described to THR, by an anonymous source, as “When Harry Met Sally on benzedrine,” and if that isn’t enough to make you throw up a little in your mouth, there’s a rumor going around that it’s going to replace the Gotham City Sirens movie we would’ve rather seen. While not quite as much of just a downright bad idea as a Joker origin story (here’s a great explanation on why that is), this still isn’t a DC villain movie we can feel excited about.
It just hurts that we could’ve had so much more.
(via THR, images: Warner Bros.)
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