New Picture of the Joker and Dr. Harleen Quinzel Released Online

Saturday, 30 July 2016 - 2:45PM
DC Comics
Suicide Squad
Saturday, 30 July 2016 - 2:45PM
New Picture of the Joker and Dr. Harleen Quinzel Released Online
Following the new trailer, the seven minutes of new footage, and the 9 minute b-roll that was released during SDCC, it seems that the marketing team behind Suicide Squad has finally decided to tone it down a little, which is definitely a smart move considering that the movie drops in a little less than a week now. Even though they may be keeping the rest of the plot under wraps until the release date, they're still keeping the hype they've built going by releasing a new pic of two of the film's most beloved and iconic characters.


A similar image of the Joker and Harleen Quinzel was released early on, with them sitting across from each other at the very same table. The new picture, however, shows how the Joker has seemingly managed to seduce Harleen as she leans in close to him.

The picture is also a great reminder that the film will be adapting yet another classic storyline from the source material, Paul Dini's Mad Love. Though Harley was originally created as a character for Batman: The Animated Series, Mad Love was first released in comic form and then adapted as an episode on the TV show. It tells the origin story of Harley Quinn, who was once a psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum that ended up falling for the Joker during their therapy sessions. She eventually helps him escape and joins him in his madness. The New 52 version of the story has the Joker taking Harley to ACE Chemicals shortly after and pushing her into the same vat of chemicals that he took his tumble in, an event that results in Harley getting the same chalk-white skin as the Joker.



Of course, one of the things that fans often debate about is whether or not the Joker actually feels any real love at all for Harley, or whether or not she's just a tool to him. In one of the recent interviews that David Ayer did, he mentioned that the film would give fans reason to continue the old "love/love" or "love/hate" debate concerning their relationship, so it'll certainly be interesting to see to what extent the film focuses on the relationship and the potential love triangle with Deadshot that also exists in the comics.

Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5th.
Science Fiction
Comic Book Movies
DC Comics
Suicide Squad

Load Comments