10 reasons why Harley Quinn and The Joker should get their own spin-off movie

  1. Because Suicide Squad wasn’t bad. And the best thing about it was The Joker and Harley Quinn.
  2. And the best thing between them was their controversial love story. The Joker stopped us in our tracks when he asked Harley Quinn, “Would you live for me?” Because as The Joker correctly points out it’s easy to die for someone … it’s much harder to live for someone.
  3. Because Margot Robbie lights up the screen. She’s been luminous in everything from The Wolf Of Wall Street to Suicide Squad. And her interpretation of Harley Quinn – easily the most interesting female comic book character of recent years – was phenomenal.
  4. Because Jared Leto can act. Forget all the on-set nonsense about Leto sending his co-stars rats and bullets … Leto’s Joker was fascinating. There’s no point comparing his Joker to Heath’s – they’re different animals. Different flavours. Different takes. They can both co-exist beside each other.
  5. Because after Batman v Superman – which also had its moments, by the way – DC needs to lighten up. And no one knows how to have laughs like The Joker.
  6. Because it’s another chance to bring back The Joker and Harley’s bete noir – the Batman.
  7. Because it’s another opportunity to explore the relationship between The Joker and his other true love … Batman. They complete each other. Just check out The Killing Joke.
  8. Because we want to see The Joker and Harley Quinn without some of the dead weight of Suicide Squad. A boomerang-throwing Aussie villain … seriously? (And I say this even though I’m Australian.)
  9. Because we can see all The Joker footage cut from Suicide Squad. And because Margot Robbie reportedly wants the spin-off to happen.
  10. Because we know a Joker/Harley Quinn spin-off would be awesome.
    My ebook military thriller The Spartan – sadly sans Harley Quinn or The Joker –  is out on Amazon.

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