When I found out that both the Joker and Harley Quinn were going to be in [Suicide Squad](movie:2283363) , I was excited to say the least. Then I started thinking about it. If they were both in the movie, Harley Quinn's role was definitely going to be downgraded in comparison to the Joker. And I was very upset by it.
So, naturally, I had to come up with a solution for this. Some way that they both could have big important roles. Neither one would really outshine the other. But it was hard. I mean, they're gonna be on the same team. Aren't they?
Well, maybe not wrong, but it hasn't officially been confirmed yet. What if he's not on the team? What if he's the villain that the Suicide Squad has to fight? What if he's the big baddie that they have to take down?
Now, I haven't read the comics and that will pose its own issues. Readers will have to fill in the blanks here for me. But from what I can tell, the Joker isn't normally on the team. And I'm not too sure on whether or not the Suicide Squad has ever fought with the Joker or if this is even plausible, but it could work.
According to Iron Angel, Suicide Squad might be connected to Batman vs. Superman (click here for more information). This could bring the link between the two of them.
As we know, Batman is supposed to be an older, grizzled Batman who's had his time fighting crime. Maybe they'll do the same here with Suicide Squad.
Instead of an origins story, the squad could've been formed for a while now and been working for a while now. So let's say that Amanda Waller had left the Joker for Batman to deal with because he's such a maniac. But because of the events from
, the Joker left Gotham. For something that happened in the movie.
Now he's causing chaos somewhere else. That's outside of Batman's jurisdiction in the eyes of Amanda Waller and the Suicide Squad. So now the Joker falls under their watch and they have to deal with him.
The Suicide Squad is an established team working under the government. Harley Quinn, Deadshot and the others have gotten used to - or at least halfway used to - working as a team. Now you throw in Harley Quinn's abusive lover and things go haywire.
Harley Quinn loses the little bit of her cool that she had to begin with. The mission fails and she almost gets her head blown off.
Most of the other villains on the Suicide Squad know who the Joker is and know what he's capable of. They probably also know that Harley Quinn has a . . . relationship with the Joker. They'll definitely think she's a liability. Especially after their first attempts to nab the Joker. But Waller still wants her on the mission for whatever reason.
The team will encounter the Joker one final time. The team will not trust Harley Quinn and will not treat her very well. They'll go about their mission the way that they're supposed to.
The team will find out that Harley Quinn is supposed to stay behind with the Joker. The tracking device implanted on her brain will lead a missile to their location so that the Joker will finally be defeated.
The team will accept this. All but one. Maybe Tom Hardy's character, Rick Flag, will question why they're just going to let this happen. He'll run back to save her. But the missile will hit the house, abandoned warehouse, or wherever else the Joker was hiding out.
The movie will appear to be over. Then the camera will pan to an image of Harley Quinn and the Joker overlooking the explosion. The Joker will explain how he knew about the implant, the missile everything. He'll also go on to explain that's how he knew to take hers out.
So what do you guys think? Do you think this is plausible? Unlikely? Or are you gonna rip into me in the comments for not reading the comics?