Multiple photos and videos featuring the cast members of DC Comics film “Suicide Squad” on the film set in Toronto have been leaked online.
One of the leaked videos caught fans’ attention as it teased the abusive relationship between the Joker and Harley Quinn.
In the comic books, Harley Quinn is formerly Dr. Harleen Quinzel, a psychiatric intern at Arkham Asylum. While researching the lunatics at Arkham, she became fascinated with the Joker and volunteered to analyse him. However, the Clown Prince of Crime gained her sympathy and seduced her, causing her to fall madly in love with him. Since then, she has the frequent accomplice and girlfriend of the Joker.
Their relationship is one of the most complex love affairs in comics due to Joker’s abusive and manipulative nature towards Harley. Despite Joker’s frequent attempts to kill Harley, she is also the only person who’s managed to become intimate on a long term basis with him.
Fans are now suspecting that a scene which displays their relationship will be featured in director David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad” as Jared Leto and Margot Robbie were seen having an intense showdown in a leaked footage.
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The footage, which was already removed by Warner Bros., showed Jared Leto sporting vivid bright green hair and wearing a flamboyant purple shirt and silver blazer for his role as the Joker. Margot Robbie, who will portray the Joker’s girlfriend Harley Quinn, stood in front of a fancy purple sports car demanding Leto’s Joker to get out. However, Robbie is wearing a normal outfit instead of the crazy outfit shown in the official cast photo.
Leto then got out of the car and talked to her very animatedly. Robbie “shot” an innocent bystander who approached them with a tire iron before pointing her weapon at Leto. It seemed like Robbie was about to shoot him, but Leto quickly pulled the gun away from her, pointed it at his own head, and smacked her across the face.
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It is believed that this scene will be a flashback, taking place some time before Harley Quinn became the twisted lover of the Joker and a member of Suicide Squad.
However, it is unclear how their relationship will be prominently featured, considering how the film will mostly centre on the Suicide Squad team. In fact, Harley has an intimate relationship with fellow squad member Deadshot briefly in the original comic books, making it hard to predict where the scene will ultimately fall in place.
Filming for “Suicide Squad” is still underway in Toronto, but the production crew may need to tighten up the filming security to avoid potential spoilers. Charles Roven and Richard Suckle serve as the producers of the film, which will be executive produced by Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson, and Geoff Johns. Ayer is attached to direct it, based on Justin Marks’ screenplay.
The movie also stars Will Smith, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Common, and Jim Parrack. Jay Hernandez, Scott Eastwood, Adam Beach, Ike Barinholtz, and Viola Davis are also set to appear for the undisclosed roles.
Slated for release on 5th August 2016, “Suicide Squad” is part of Warner Bros.’ DC Cinematic Universe.