New Joker & Harley Quinn Spinoff Details Are Weird As Heck

Lawrence Kim
September 25, 2018

The film reportedly opens with Harley kidnapping Dr. Phil because she and Joker need to work out the problems in their relationship (here's a solution: dump that loser and date Poison Ivy, Harley!). Played by Dr Phil hopefully.

Unfortunately, it doesn't sound like the Joker and Harley film is a priority at Warner Bros. right now given accelerated development on Birds of Prey as well as Todd Phillips' Joker movie already shooting in NYC.

Speaking to Metro US, the pair said the script feels like a mash-up of Bad Santa and This Is Us - both of which they actually wrote. "We kind of meshed them together". We were doing a relationship movie but with the sensibility of a 'Bad Santa, ' f***ed up, mentally deranged people. "It was a lot of fun", he concluded. You can also throw yet another Joker movie into the mix - one that would bring back Jared Leto's tattooed take on the character, first introduced in Suicide Squad.

Even if this Joker and Harley Quinn spin-off film never comes into fruition, the two are expected to return for the upcoming Suicide Squad 2, which now has The Accountant director Gavin O'Connor attached to direct from a script written by him and Todd Stashwick.

This sounds...bad. Look, I don't want to pre-judge something before it even exists, but all of this sounds awful. The two stated their Harley Quinn and Joker movie combines those tones.

Lucky for me, there's a chance this movie will never see the light of day.

In the last few days, there's been no shortage of Joker-centric news headlines popping up around the web, majority dedicated to Joaquin Phoenix and his first appearance in makeup for the upcoming, Todd Phillips-directed Joker origin story. Also, Harley Quinn is set to appear in the upcoming Birds of Prey, which will be directed by Cathy Yan.

Maybe. Or maybe we can forget about this entirely!

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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