It has been a good year so far for superhero movie fans. While Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War have set high standards for the heroes, it is time the supervillains to take center-stage.
After Suicide Squad released its first trailer to keep fans anticipating what's in store for them, another image released from the sets of the film gives some hints on the relationship between the Joker and Harley Quinn
The illustrative image published in the Rolling Stones magazine shows Jared Leto played Joker getting up, close, and personal with Margot Robbie's character Harley Quinn. It seems to be a moment of conflict as the Joker is seen wagging his finger at Quinn, which the former psychiatrist is not much pleased with.
The extremely vulnerable moment captured between the Batman nemesis and his psychotic sidekick Quinn speaks volumes about the sort of relationship the two are about to portray on screen. The still only reinforces the idea that the Joker is not done with his violent streak as learnt from an earlier video from the sets that showed Joker slapping Harley to the ground.
According to Robbie, the Joker-Quinn relationship in Suicide Squad is much like its Comics version, "unhealthy" and "addictive". Will Smith's previous comments only added fire to the concept of "abusive equations" as he earlier hinted towards a possible "love triangle" between Harley, Deadshot [played by Smith], and the Joker. Indeed this originated in the Comics plot, where Harley draws the Joker's ire by seducing Deadshot.
However, the actual plot of Suicide Squad does not seem to revolve around the Joker-Quinn relationship, as it would focus more on the mission Task Force X has at hand.
DC Comics' toxic dysfunctional couple will be adapted on the big screen for the first time in David Ayer's upcoming movie Suicide Squad. Despite the curiosity invoked by the high-energy trailer of the movie and now the descriptive picture, certain questions still remain unanswered. What is the Joker's role apart from "creating" Harley Quinn? Are the two chief antagonists – Joker and Harley – in the making to ultimately terrify Batman in Ben Affleck's solo movie? Suicide Squad releases in theatres on 5 August this year.