The showrunners of Harley Quinn double-down on their intention to keep her away from The Joker.
In the HBO Max animated series Harley Quinn, fans are treated to a more irreverent side of the DC Universe, in which the series pokes fun at the superhero tropes through the eyes of the beloved character that first originated from Batman: The Animated Series. With Season 3 on the way, Harley continues to be estranged from The Joker while being involved in a relationship with Poison Ivy.
Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker, the showrunners for Harley Quinn recently spoke with The AV Club about the upcoming third season of the animated series, to which they acknowledged that some fans prefer having Harley and The Joker together instead of with Poison Ivy. Schumacker responded to such sentiment with the following:
“We still have the occasional fan reaction of ‘I don’t like Harley and Ivy together. She should get back with the Joker,’ which we’re never going to do. Harley and Ivy will never break up in the series as long as we have a say. That’s something that we never want to touch again.”
Harley Quinn + Poison Ivy > Joker
The ship between Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy has become popular amongst fans of both the comics and the cartoon, with some expressing hope to see the two become a couple in the DC Extended Universe. Margot Robbie, who plays Harley in the franchise has previously expressed interest in seeing Poison Ivy onscreen, giving her character a more loving relationship than what she’s experienced with The Joker.
Here is the synopsis for the upcoming season of Harley Quinn:
The mayhem and madness continue in season three of this biting and uproarious adult animated comedy series. Wrapping up their “Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour,” Harley Quinn (Kaley Cuoco) and Poison Ivy (Lake Bell) return to Gotham as the new power couple of DC villainy. Along with their ragtag crew – King Shark (Ron Funches), Clayface (Alan Tudyk), Frank the Plant (JB Smoove) – “Harlivy” strives to become the best version of themselves while also working towards Ivy’s long desired plan of transforming Gotham into an Eden paradise.
The animated HBO Max series features the voice talents of Kaley Cuoco as Dr. Harleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn, Lake Bell as Dr. Pamela Isley / Poison Ivy, Diedrich Bader as Bruce Wayne / Batman, Alan Tudyk as Joker, Ron Funches, Wanda Sykes, Natalie Morales, Jim Rash, Giancarlo Esposito, Jason Alexander, J. B. Smoove, Tony Hale as Dr. Edgar Cizko / Doctor Psycho, Christopher Meloni as Commissioner James Gordon, Rahul Kohli as Dr. Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow, Sanaa Lathan as Catwoman, Alfred Molina as Mr. Freeze, Harvey Guillen as Dick Grayson / Nightwing.
Harley Quinn Season 3 premieres on July 28th. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the upcoming season, as well as the future of The Joker, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.