Kevin Smith definitely has his ties with DC comics. He recently used those ties to surprise his daughter, Harley Quinn Smith, with an amazing gift. Want to guess what it was?
Yes, that's right. He got her a baseball bat that reads "Good Night" on the side, like the one we see Margot Robbie use in David Ayer's upcoming Suicide Squad movie. That's not it though, it just so happens that bat is the EXACT same one used in the movie.
He came up with this idea after Harley recently revealed she would like to play the character she is named after.
"While reading the piece I actually learned something about my kid: she wants to one day play her namesake," Kevin Smith wrote. "All this time, she's never said anything about it to me. Then I read this quote: 'I will not leave this earth until I play Harley Quinn.' 'atta girl, Kiddo! Shoot the moon! In a world where "that a--hole from Fashionable Male" wound up being the best Batman we've ever had, why the f--k CAN'T you play Harley Quinn one day? Play her - just never BE her (especially with the lousy taste in men). Always strive to be the Harley Quinn you are now: the Harley Quinn who made my life mean something when she turned me into a Dad."
Now that's a way to really show your kids you love them. Plus, seeing Harley Quinn's reaction just makes it even more heartfelt, as she recently posted on Instagram and it's just priceless.
"Instagram will slowly just become pictures of me crying tears of joy. Today the impossible became possible; my dad gave me Harley Quinn's bat from Suicide Squad with a certificate of authenticity, "I'm not joking when I say I cried for an hour. Life is a beautiful, magical thing. I was coincidentally also wearing this sweater. ONE STEP CLOSER TO PLAYING HARLEY QUINN I WILL MAKE YOU PROUD MARGOT."
Now while we're all super jealous we're not all Kevin Smith's daughter right now, I hope she enjoys her new gift.
Check out the bat in the newest trailer for the movie and a synopsis for Suicide Squad below.
It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
Suicide Squad opens on August 5th, 2016.