It looks like love is on the rocks for Jared Leto’s Joker and Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn in the coming “Suicide Squad” movie. Leaked photos from the set of the DC Comics all-villain flick show a violent confrontation between the two Batman baddies.
In the pictures below, Harley Quinn can be seen holding a rather large pistol to the clown prince of crime’s forehead. As CinemaBlend notes, not only is does the Joker not seem to be laughing this action off, he’s genuinely concerned that his head is about to get shot clean off his shoulders.
JOKER Shows Up On SUICIDE SQUAD Set In Toronto https://t.co/icKzgjaZxq
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Now, let’s unpack these images. First of all, the Joker is not in his customary purple suit, and Quinn doesn’t look at all like her villainous character's final image, which was revealed by Entertainment Weekly. This has led sites like ScreenCrush to assume that the scene takes place in some kind of flashback, before Quinn was the Joker’s twisted love interest. It’s possible that she’s still Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel, a psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum who treats the Joker before eventually falling in head over heels for him. The moment ends with Quinn getting a swift and violent backhand to the face from her soon-to-be lover.
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Fans also took notice of the breathtaking super car near where the two are having their conversation. It’s hard to tell from the context of the scene, but odds are good that it’s the Joker’s ride for two reasons. The first is that it’s just ostentatious enough to fit his style. The second is that eagle-eyed fans noticed the license plate, which reads “HAHAHA.” It’s impossible to tell from the scene, but it’s very doubtful that he got the vanity plates through the proper channels. He is the Joker, after all.
So apparently this is The Joker's ride in SUICIDE SQUAD pic.twitter.com/Wb6wQFhHtM
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In any case, the leaked set photos join the bank of “Suicide Squad” images that show villains Deadshot (Will Smith) and Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) in action (via IGN). The movie, scheduled to hit theaters Aug. 5, 2016, is about a group of DC Comics villains who are wrangled together by the government to carry out highly classified and highly dangerous missions in exchange for lighter prison sentences.