David Ayer has once again hinted at his involvement in the Harley Quinn vs. The Joker movie. Set within the DC Extended Universe, the film came as an addition to the slate of movies in early development earlier this year, and while not much is known about the project, we do know Glenn Ficarra and John Requa will be writing and directing respectively, with Margot Robbie and Jared Leto reprising their roles as Harley and Joker. Geoff Johns also looks set to produce.
Despite 2016 DCEU release Suicide Squad picking up some major negative reviews from critics, many agreed that Robbie’s performance of Harley was one of the few shining moments. It’s earned her a leading spot in the upcoming Gotham City Sirens production alongside unannounced actresses for both Poison Ivy and Catwoman, which David Ayer is rumored to be directing. Now, the director is causing a rumble with his social media activity when it comes to the Harley Quinn vs. The Joker film.
We’ve seen (via CBR) that Ayer has been fanning the flames of rumors suggesting he’ll be a part of the film’s production, with the Suicide Squad writer/director taking to Twitter to post a still of Harley and the Joker from that very movie. Check it out below:
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) September 16, 2017
Showing Harley wearing her iconic jester costume and looking lovingly at the Joker, who’s dressed in a suit, the still wouldn’t be significant on its own, but it’s just the latest of a string of similar images Ayer has posted on social media without any caption. It therefore seems feasible that he’s teasing an upcoming announcement about his role in the Harley Quinn vs. The Joker flick. Exactly where he could fit into the proceedings, with Ficarra reportedly close to signing a deal to write the screenplay and Requa set to direct, remains to be seen.
There will be fans of the DCEU who hear this news and get excited about Ayer potentially bringing his unique style to this project. He’s certainly somebody who’s cemented a name for himself not just within the DCEU franchise, but beyond that, having directed movies as Fury and End of Watch.
Many DC fans, however, think that the Extended Universe could do with some new blood. Patty Jenkins did an incredible job recently, directing Wonder Woman and being an integral part of making it such a success, allowing the Gal Gadot-led flick to take in over $800 million in the global box office. Ayer didn't quite match those numbers with Suicide Squad, but he has reflected on mistakes he made with that film and said what he might change if he could go back. Whatever the case may be with Harley Quinn vs. The Joker, we expect this one to roll on for some time before anything’s set in stone.
We’ll bring you more information on Harley Quinn vs. The Joker as and when we get it.