There are a lot of DC projects that are currently in development. So many that it’s really hard to keep track of what has any sort of movement and what has stalled out. One of the projects people assumed probably wasn’t going to get made got some movement. According to Metro writers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa have provided an update on the Joker and Harley Quinn movie that is in the works.
“It is great,” Ficarra explained. “The whole thing starts with Harley kidnapping Dr Phil. Played by Dr Phil hopefully. Because her and the Joker are having problems with their relationship. We had so much fun, I don’t know if we have had more fun writing a script in our career. It was sort of like, we wrote ‘Bad Santa’ a couple of years ago, and it was that sensibility mixed with our ‘This Is Us’ sensibility. We kind of meshed them together. We were doing a relationship movie but with the sensibility of a ‘Bad Santa,’ f***ed up, mentally deranged people. It was a lot of fun.”
As anyone in Hollywood will tell you a completed script doesn’t mean the movie is about to start production and as Requa admits that they have no idea when this movie could get off of the ground.
“I don’t know where it is on the queue of DC movies,” Requa insisted.
Ficarra went on to say that everyone loved the script when they handed it in but admits that he knows that there are plenty of other movies that will happen first. He wonders if Birds of Prey, another movie with Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, goes well maybe their movie will be next.
“We handed the script in and everybody loved it,” added Ficarra. “But I don’t know when they are going to do it. Because I know that they want to do ‘Birds Of Prey’ and they want to do Todd’s ‘Joker’ film first. Maybe if ‘Birds Of Prey’ goes well ours will be next.”
These next few DC titles are going to be very telling for the future of this universe and where they go from here. It seems like everyone at Warner Bros. and DC are sitting back and waiting to see what happens next so they can make a call one way or another.