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Harley Quinn's new look in The Suicide Squad has been revealed. Margot Robbie just put Birds of Prey out into theaters and she's already back on set as the villainous character. The standalone movie hasn't been able to catch on at the box office, despite getting positive reviews from fans and critics. Warner Bros. decided to shorten the project's gigantic title in order to make searching for it online a bit easier. It also puts Harley Quinn first, as opposed to the other way around.
The Suicide Squad unofficial set image features Margot Robbie dressed in a red dress with black, red, and white hair. Robbie looks a lot more like the comic version of Harley Quinn. In addition to the image, there is a separate video of the character dressed in the same outfit as she hails a cab. This should be a look that comic book fans are familiar with and it is wildly different from her Birds of Prey clothing. James Gunn can also be spotted in the image.
Margot Robbie recently spoke about playing Harley Quinn again in The Suicide Squad. While Birds of Prey and the upcoming movie aren't directly connected to each other, there are some similarities that they share, including an Easter Egg that refers to a certain character from 2016's Suicide Squad in the Harley Quinn movie. Robbie had this to say when asked about the differences in playing the character this time around.'You get to see another side of Harley [in The Suicide Squad]. It's interesting. You keep getting to meet her at different points in her life, as if a couple of years have gone by. Of course, the films aren't directly connected, but as an actor, I can map it out in a chronological sense. So, it's fun to see 'Okay, what was she like a couple of years ago when she was with Mister J?' 'What is she like now, after they've broken up? And what is she going to be like in another couple of years' time?' I love seeing her at these different stages of her life.'
One thing that both Birds of Prey and The Suicide Squad will share is the fact that Jared Leto's Joker won't be included. He will more than likely be referred to, but he won't be in the movie. James Gunn assembled a huge talented cast for the movie, so it will be interesting to see how he's able to balance everything out when the movie hits theaters. Leto is currently in the middle of reshoots for Morbius in Los Angeles.The Suicide Squad will more than likely wrap principal photography in the coming weeks before going into post-production. As for reshoots, it isn't clear if James Gunn will need them at this time. Even he does, they will probably only be for minor adjustments. While we wait for more updates on the mysterious storyline, you can check out the fresh looks at Harley Quinn below, thanks to the Haven of Harley Twitter account.
♦️ New 'The Suicide Squad' image shows Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. pic.twitter.com/3TMPEO1450— ♦️Haven of...
Birds of Prey director Cathy Yan already has ideas for a sequel. Although a direct Birds of Prey follow-up has not yet officially been confirmed, Yan has already started plotting out where she would take Harley Quinn on her next adventures — and with whom. And that character will be very familiar to longtime fans of Harley Quinn in both her animated and comic book forms.
In an interview with The Wrap, Cathy Yan said that if she were to direct a Birds of Prey sequel, she would focus on the fan-favorite dynamic of Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy:
“I would love to see Poison Ivy and I would certainly love to see the relationship between Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy.”
A Harley and Poison Ivy romance — or at least a criminal team-up — seems to be on everyone’s minds, as Margot Robbie also recently said that she has also been pushing for the eco-friendly supervillain to appear alongside her Harley Quinn. “One [character] been pushing for as long as I’ve been pushing for this film is Poison Ivy,” Robbie told /Film. “I mean, there’s two versions of that, you know, with some comics, it’s friendship, some comics, it’s romantic. Either way, I want to explore that because I just I love their relationship so much in the comics.”
Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy have long been paired together, first becoming partners in crime in Batman: The Animated Series during one of Harley’s breaks with the Joker. Their gleeful chemistry and Thelma and Louise-inspired dynamic in the animated series became so popular that their friendship was soon integrated into the comics. Harley and Ivy would appear as allies and maybe more in the comics and more animated shows, but their romantic relationship only became canon recently, becoming official in 2015. The second season of DC Universe’s animated Harley Quinn series, in which Poison Ivy is a recurring character and Harley’s sardonic best friend, will see Ivy finally become Harley’s romantic partner.
A Birds of Prey sequel is still unconfirmed, but Yan doesn’t dismiss the possibility, despite the film’s somewhat disappointing box office returns. “I think people aren’t ready to let go of Harley Quinn quite yet and you know, Margot I don’t think is ready to let go of Harley Quinn yet either,” she said.Source: Slashfilm.com
The penultimate episode of the penultimate arc of Star Wars: The Clone Wars seemed like a small story, documenting the struggle of the Martez sisters and Ahsoka Tano to escape the Pyke Syndicate, but it opened up into a whole new world of Star Wars. It added context to stories we’d thought had been completed, added characters from Star Wars Rebels into the mix, and ties directly into the struggles of Mandalore. Let’s dive deeper into “Dangerous Debt”.The Hunt For Ziro
Trapped in a Pyke Syndicate cell in the captivity of the great Marg Krim, Ahsoka and Rafa Martez argue about the right course of action and where to lay the blame for their situation. As they fight, Rafa reveals why she and her sister stay away from topsiders, stick to each other, and generally distrust the Jedi. Then, she tells a tale that fits neatly between previously seen episodes of The Clone Wars. Rafa talks about Ziro the Hutt’s prison break, led by Cad Bane. We saw most of this in the season one finale of The Clone Wars, “Hostage Crisis.” That episode ends with Cad Bane leaving with Ziro the Hutt in speeders into Coruscant after holding a number of Senators, including Padmé Amidala, hostage.
Rafa’s story takes it a step beyond what we saw. The Martez family is impacted specifically by a bounty hunter that perfectly matches the description of Cad Bane. Her parents were killed when Bane shot a transport to create a distraction for his getaway with Ziro. The distraction worked and Bane and Ziro got away.
After the incident1, a green-skinned Jedi came to comfort the Martez sisters with a tone-deaf response. It seems as though this Jedi was likely Luminara Unduli, the master of Barris Offee, the padawan who framed Ahsoka for murder. Ahsoka offers a strong, heartfelt apology, realizing just how wrong the Jedi she left behind might have been.
It was a touching moment in the episode and a fascinating look at how Ahsoka views her experience.The Mandalorians
A delightful surprise in this episode was the inclusion of a trio of Mandalorians. Who were these mysterious warriors? We have the identities of two of them. The first is Bo Katan Katee Sackhoff who would eventually take possession of the Darksaber and become the leader of Mandalore in the final season of Star Wars Rebels. She mentions her interaction with Ahsoka on Carlac, which were events that occurred in the fourteenth episode of the fourth season of The Clone Wars, “A Friend in Need.” In that episode, Ahsoka saw herself up against Death Watch and Bo Katan was there as part of their cadre. Bo Katan left that organization after Maul killed her leader, Pre Vizsla voice by Jon Favreau, and her sister, the Duchess Satine. Katan ended up helping Obi-Wan Kenobi weather the conflict and didn’t otherwise appear again on the timeline until Star Wars Rebels....
Batman and the Joker would not exist if it wasn’t for Gotham City. Whether it’s the city that creates the Bat and its villains – as Joker or Gotham imply – or Batman that changes the city – as Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy seems to think – Gotham City remains a vital component in the Batman mythos. Except it was not always like this.
For you see, the story of Batman is also the story of Gotham City, which is also the story of Joker. Joker showed us Arthur Fleck making speeches about society on a comedy talk show, so now it’s time to revisit the history of the worst city in the DC universe and how its biggest hero and villain evolved with it throughout the years.Start spreadin’ the news…
When Bill Finger and Bob Kane created Batman, they did not name the city he operated in. In some of the earliest issues of Detective Comics, it is even said he operates in New York City, while the first few issues of the self-titled Batman comic book series mostly took place indoors in different settings.
Though it was still plagued with crime in the early years, Gotham City was not meant to be the dystopia of corruption it would later become. Though it still had an endless supply of mobsters and criminals, and plenty of dangerous neighborhoods, it also was meant to be just like a typical metropolis. Batman co-creator Bill Finger called it full of life and opportunity. Even when the city was finally named Gotham City in Batman #4, an early issue described how some “curse the city, others love it” as one could find the biggest of successes, or the biggest tragedy. Sounds pretty much like New York to me.
Joker was introduced at this time, appearing in the very first issue of the new Batman comic book series, where he was a remorseless serial killer with a huge grin. He was among the first recurring Batman villains, but he was not yet Batman’s greatest foe. In fact, it took then-editor Whitney Ellsworth to convince Bill Finger not to kill Joker in the first issue Finger thought recurring villains would make Batman appear inept. At this time, just as Gotham City had no personality, Joker was simply another Batman villain – neither as vital to the Batman mythos as we would recognize them to be just a few decades later.
Though Joker appeared in most of the early Batman issues, usually murdering dozens of people at a time, the powers that be decided that they should focus their efforts on appealing to kids. And so, after just a couple of years, Joker became more of a prankster than a threat, a clown more than the prince of crime and murder, giving him his defining character traits like the use of acid-squirting flowers, trick guns and goofy crimes. This would not change for 30 years.
That being said, there were still great Joker stories during this era, including Detective Comics...