Suicide Squad is due to be released on the 5th August (tomorrow!) The movie is already anticipated to be the underdog box-office record breaker, and with the sensational cast they have in place it wouldn’t surprise me!
Harley Quinn first debuted in the Batman Animated series back in the 90s, first making an appearance in the episode ‘Joker’s Favour’. Quinn could well be referred to as his girlfriend, his henchwoman, his punching bag… to name a few.
For anyone who is already familiar with the relationship between the two characters (you already know how unbalanced it is) and for those of you who aren’t, here’s a brief overview from what we’ve already seen from the pair.
Harley Quinn who was formally known as Dr Harleen Quinzel was Jokers psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum. Whilst Harley was eager to delve a little deeper into his mind, which she thinks she manages to do, she finds herself feeling compassionate towards Mr J. This along with the Joker’s ‘humorous’ character, leads her to fall hopelessly in love with the psychopathic clown (all you need to do is make a girl laugh guys). Throughout the animated series we did get to see the toxic side to their relationship. Harley unfortunately lives up to the role as a punching bag by being subject to a mass of abuse from the Joker. He’s got a funny way of showing his affection!
According to Latino Review, in the Suicide Squad movie, the first glimpse of their relationship on screen shows the two having a falling out due to Harleys guilt over the death of Jason Todd aka Robin. For any of you DC comic fans out there, not to worry, rumour has it he could well be returning as Red Hood as Warner Bros feel his character is a priority.
The cast is full of famous names, a number of talented individuals who I wouldn’t expect to disappoint. Will Smith, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Adedwale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Karen Fukuhara, Cara Delevingne… the list is endlessly full of star studded names! Collectively this could make for one of the biggest DC movies to take on the big screen. And whilst I’m not a fan of clowns, I can make an exception for these two.