While it seemed like we might never get that The Joker and Harley Quinn movie we all wanted, it seems like the project is, in fact, making good progress. According to Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, who are attached as co-writers and co-directors of this Suicide Squad spinoff, the script for the movie is already finished and the studio loved it.
But don’t get too optimistic, since the Ficarra and Requa are not sure when The Joker and Harley Quinn might enter the production.
“I don’t know where it is on the queue of DC movies,” –Requa told Metro.
“We handed the script in, and everybody loved it,” – added Ficarra. “But I don’t know when they are going to do it. Because I know that they want to do Birds Of Prey and they want to do Todd’s Joker film first. Maybe if Birds Of Prey goes well ours will be next.”
Since Birds of Prey, movie focusing on the team of superheroines including Harley Quinn, is scheduled for release in February 2020, we shouldn’t expect The Joker and Harley Quinn movie before 2021 or 2022. But, we do hope it gets as soon as possible because it sure sounds fun. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are describing it as a mashup of their two previous projects, cult comedy Bad Santa and hit drama This is Us, and revealed their idea for the start of the movie.
“The whole thing starts with Harley kidnapping Dr. Phil. Played by Dr. Phil hopefully. Because her and the Joker are having problems with their relationship.” – teased the duo and already got us fired up for this release.
The Joker and Harley Quinn movie was first announced in July 2017, with a working title “Harley Quinn vs The Joker.” It was originally supposed to enter production after Suicide Squad 2.