Originally inspired by her voice actress’ jester get-up on an episode of Days of Our Lives, Harley was designed with the same exact concept in mind. However, more recent incarnations of the character have done away with the costume and fans have not been pleased. In the Batman Arkham series, finding easter eggs alluding to the character’s original look from Batman: The Animated Series was almost a game in itself.
It seems as though that same trend may carry over into Suicide Squad, as sharp-eyed fans have spotted what appears to be Harley’s classic jester outfit in one of the film’s trailers.
There was outrage and concern when Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn look was initially revealed. The biggest doubts were regarding the idea that if the character’s design was straying from the source material, then so too would other aspects of the beloved villain/sometimes, when it’s convenient, hero. Those worries remained in the internet ether until Robbie was shown in action, but now the question is raised of how much we’ll see of the costume. Will there be a flashback of her donning the classic look? Maybe it’s an outfit she tries on, as a nod to fans, but instantly dislikes. Or, perhaps, it’s one of those crafty easter eggs David Ayer recently teased.
The video below is a clip from the Days of Our Lives episode featuring Arleen Sorkin (Harley Quinn’s first voice actress) as a jester character. Towards the end, Quinn’s creator, Paul Dini, is heard explaining the inspiration of the character to Kevin Smith on an episode of Fatman on Batman.
The costume’s purpose will certainly be known once Suicide Squad arrives in theaters on August 5.
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