‘Suicide Squad’ Image Reveals A Much Different Joker and Harley Relationship

Joker and Harley

Suicide Squad devoted a significant amount of time to Harley Quinn. Actress Margot Robbie received praise for her portrayal of the famous comic book character who was the former Arkham Asylum psychiatrist that became infatuated with The Joker and eventually lovers and partners in crime. The film portrayed their relationship as a love affair as The Joker spent most of his time in the film trying to rescue her from the clutches of Amanda Waller and Task Force X. Some criticism from comic book fans was due to the fact that in the comic book, their relationship was much more volatile, with strong hints of abuse and it was not portrayed as so in the film.

It has been reported that Warner Bros wanted to make a lighter and more fun version of Suicide Squad than director David Ayer’s original version, which was much darker. There have been hints of some deleted scenes that show The Joker and Harley’s relationship being much more complicated. An image had shown up slightly edited picture showing The Joker seemingly scolding Harley Quinn. The scene never made it to the film, but the image was just found in Rolling Stone Brazil’s magazine uncropped showing a different side of their relationship.

Joker Scolding

This scene appears to be after The Joker rescues Harley towards the end of the film in Midway City and they go into the helicopter he stole. The body language is very telling as he is scolding her and has her somewhat almost pinned against the wall. Now because the scene was deleted we have no context as to what is going on, but it is very much reminiscent of verbal abuse. This is very mush aligned with how their relationship is in the comics. Perhaps this scene will make it to the Blu-Ray release of Suicide Squad.

Source: Rolling Stone Brazil via Batman News

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  • Carl

    Is that on a green screen? Looks fake, maybe that’s why it wasn’t in the movie.

    It’s funny how backwards WB got their movies. Suicide Squad should have been a very dark movie with colorful characters while Man of Steel and BvS should have been much lighter in tone.

    • Maximillian Pegasus

      That’s practical, man, that’s the inside of the helicopter.

      • Carl

        Sure but it doesn’t look like they are actually in it.

  • JoeyandVero Cortés Colón

    There are 2 points of view in their relationship. In the movie we only see what Harley sees. It’s called MAD LOVE for a reason. Jokers point of view might be the real point of view and what we got to see in the deleted scenes and pictures where he is abusive and manipulates her. Harley sees that he is trying to save her from dying in the helicopter but what really happened was that he pushed her so he could save himself. People say that David got their relationship wrong and that’s not the case here. David told her story point of view not the Jokers.

    • Bruce Norris

      Interesting line if thought. I can “get on board” with that.

  • Marquis de Sade

    Speakin’ of s.s., MSN just compiled their Summer’s WINNERS and LOSERS at the movies…It’s so RIGHT ON!