Harley Quinn and Joker Have Officially Broken Up in her new movie ‘Birds of Prey’
Margot Robbie and Jared Leto last appeared in Suicide Squad as Harley Quinn and Joker with the epic love between then. The movie offered a glimpse of the relationship between the two same as seen in the comics. The first trailer for Birds of Prey shows what happens to Harley Quinn after breaking up with Joker.
Harley Quinn makes it clear that she has moved on from Jared Leto’s Joker in the new movie. Joker, who was last seen swooning over her in “Suicide Squad.” In the trailer, she’s out to prove she doesn’t need a man, and in no time is in the crosshairs of this film’s big bad villain, Black Mask, who comes from the Batman comics.
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This Pair first appeared in ‘Suicide Squad’ and their relationship blossomed
Suicide Squad the action fantasy, came out in 2016. Margo Robbie’s performance as Harley Quinn in the movie was considered a shining point, while fans were split down the middle about Leto’s take on Joker.
Suicide Squad centered around Harley Quinn and showed how she came to be in flashbacks unlike in her new movie. In the movie, viewers saw Harleen Quinn meet and fall in love with Joker, unconditionally. She then becomes Harley Quinn and the rest is history, the queen rises. Throughout Suicide Squad, Joker attempts to break Harley out of prison, finally succeeding, in the end, showcasing their strong bond.
The relationship is abusive and toxic
The relationship between the two famous characters first came to be seen 25 years ago in Batman: The Animated Series. Since then, several different versions and looks of the characters and their relationships have appeared. All through DC comics, movies, and TV series. In all of these versions, the relationship between Harley and Joker is abusive and highly toxic.
The couple constantly breaks up and gets back together. And Joker oftentimes abuses Harley physically and emotionally and leaves her unstable. In Suicide Squad, the relationship between the two was more equal more balanced. Harley had more agency, and Joker actually seemed to care for her and love her deeply enough to rescue her. However, the relationship was still dysfunctional on many levels. That’s why the new movie shows a different side to Harley Quinn!
The Pair is not together in ‘Birds of Prey’ and people are glad
In the opening of the first Birds of Prey trailer, Harley Quinn narrates to the audience that she and Joker broke up, for the better. The full title of the movie is Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) showcases the queen in Quinn. Based on the new movie title alone, the movie seems to acknowledge that the relationship between Harley Quinn and Joker was abusive and highly dysfunctional and Harley finally breaks away.
The movie shows Margot escaping the abusive dysfunctional relationship
Harley Quinn breaking away from her abusive relationship with Joker is a relief to all, and her new movie Birds of Prey seems to be following this.
Right now, it’s not known if Jared Leto’s Joker will ever appear again together on screen with Quinn. As of August 2019, an untitled movie about Harley Quinn and Joker is still in the making. It’s unknown if the film will ever move past the development stage and come to see the light.
Joining Harley Quinn in her new movie, the battle against him are Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez), from the Gotham City Police Department; the Black Canary/Dinah Lance (Jurnee Smollett-Bell); the crossbow-wielding Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead); and perhaps the DC Universe’s most lethal set of hands, Cassandra Cain (Ella Jay Basco).
“Birds of Prey,” directed by Cathy Yan, arrives in theaters Feb. 7.