Did somebody say “MORE MOVIES ABOUT THE JOKER AND HARLEY QUINN“? No really, I want to have a word with whoever was putting that kind of energy out into the universe, because we’re starting to have too many damn movies about the Joker and his wacky codependent girlfriend. The superhero genre is all full-up, and so far I count zero movies about Squirrel Girl in production. (I’m in it for the nut puns!).
Yesterday we wrote about how Warner Bros. and DC were reportedly working on an origin story for the Joker. Back in December we learned that Harley Quinn was such a popular character in Suicide Squad that Warner Bros. and DC were planning on making a film based on the DC comic book series Gotham City Sirens, which would be all about Harley Quinn, Catwoman, and Poison Ivy. According to Deadline, those aren’t the only two films about the Joker and Harley Quinn happening at Warner Bros. A Suicide Squad spin-off is in the works. Not the one that is rumored to be possibly directed by Mel Gibson; that’s the Suicide Squad sequel. This is a totally different movie. I think?
Deadline says the Suicide Squad spin-off will be written, directed, and produced by the writers of Bad Santa (John Requa & Glenn Ficarra). It will be all about the Joker and Harley Quinn’s toxic relationship. Oh lord, I can already hear “Toxic” blasting from the first teaser trailer. Deadline says Jared Leto and Margot Robbie will be reprising their roles as the Romeo and Juliet of Hot Topic.
We already saw Harley Quinn’s origin story and got a glimpse into her fucked-up relationship with the Joker in Suicide Squad. So this movie will be, what, two hours of Harley and the Joker arguing over the gas bill? At least this time, Margot Robbie will be well-prepared for any of Jared Leto’s method-acting nonsense. “What is this, a bag of dead cockroaches? Yawn. Wake me when you’re pulling your own teeth or something.”
Here’s Jared Leto looking like he robbed a clothing donation bin while arriving at a taping of Extra yesterday.
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