Harley Quinn – the beloved villainess and sidekick/ companion of the Joker – turns 23 this month, and all the comic world is taking a moment to reflect on the character since her introduction in Batman: The Animated Series.
After appearing on the TV show in 1992, Quinn became so popular that she was soon introduced to comics in The Batman Adventures #12 (September 1993), and a few years later, she became Batman canon. Now, nearly quarter of a century later, Quinn is set to make her live-action debut in 2016’s Suicide Squad, and her co-creator Paul Dini had a few things to say on the matter.
Aside from pointing out that Margot Robbie is “a very wonderful actress” and that he’s “very excited to see that interpretation of Harley,” Dini addressed fans’ concerns about her new, darker look instead of the classic jester outfit he created along with animator Bruce Timm:
“I know it’s jarring to a lot of the people who love the classic Bruce Timm suit, I love it myself, but in that world [of Suicide Squad], I just don’t see it happening. It’s a rougher, more street look. I think it works fine.”
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So THIS is how Harley Quinn creator Paul Dini feels about “Suicide Squad”…