As one of comic books’ best known sweethearts, the Joker and Harley Quinn have no doubt played a large role in the marketing of David Ayer’s up and coming Suicide Squad – the first film to draw a focus on the unstable relationship between the chaotic, neurotic, undeniably psychotic pair.
As found in an upcoming issue of Rolling Stone (via. ComicBookMovie.com), what looks to be a new still has been published, depicting Jared Leto’s Joker and Margot Robbie’s Quinn up close and personal. You can check out the image below.
Margot Robbie has previously described the relationship between Harley and the Joker as “unhealthy” and “addictive” (via. Screenrant), suggesting that Suicide Squad will run closer to the comic book and cartoon depictions of Quinn and Joker. Whilst Harley has attempted to distance herself from the Clown Prince on many occasions, she always seems to find herself spiralling once more into the darkness all too easily created by the Joker.
A series of trailers for the film were released earlier this year, and judging by their contents, Suicide Squad looks to be every bit as chaotic and destructive as the Joker himself – and with a discernibly dark sense of humour. The film will see Jared Leto debut as the green-haired terror – who’ll be the first Joker to tear onto the silver screen since Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, which released in 2008.
Suicide Squad will hit cinemas on August 5 2016. The film is set to star Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Will Smith, Cara Delevinge and Joel Kinnaman.