What Needs To Happen With The Joker And Harley Quinn's Relationship, According To Margot Robbie

Joker and Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad

Contrary to what the internet will have you think, the relationship between The Joker and Harley Quinn is not exactly one that we should be rooting for. Sure, on the surface, people love to take this pairing as a sign that broken people can make a better whole, but considering the way Gotham's Clown Prince of Crime treats his lady, that's not really what's going on. With that in mind, this would-be romance is something that could only end in tears, and Suicide Squad's Margot Robbie couldn't agree more, as she put her feelings on the couple's romance into the following words:

Their love story has to end in flames. It has to! It just wouldn't be right.

Margot Robbie expounded on this subject, while also speaking to the fact that she loves a proper romantic story just as much as the next person. While this was among many topics discussed between Robbie and Bang Showbiz at the premiere of Goodbye Christopher Robin, the timing couldn't be more perfect as Warner Bros recently put a bit of a rush order on a Joker and Harley Quinn spinoff set in the DCEU that Suicide Squad takes place in. And if the preliminary reports on that film are correct, we just might see that fiery end come to the two baddies, as the film will focus on their coupling being blasted apart by new circumstances.

Anyone who has read the various DC Comics stories featuring either character would be shaking their heads like a bobblehead right about now. But even if you're not terribly deep into the comic lore of Harley and Mr. J, it's not hard to see just why this relationship doesn't work with just last year's Suicide Squad in mind. With all of the conditioning, gaslighting and even the physical harm he's allowed to be inflicted upon his partner in crime, The Joker is most definitely not boyfriend material. This is apparent even after scenes were cut and reshot to soften that entire angle of their relationship.

Thankfully, if word on the street is to be trusted, and Margot Robbie is onboard with giving Harley Quinn the treatment she deserves, this mad love affair is about to go through a more realistic overhaul. It's a decision that could only help DC and Warner Bros' burgeoning cinematic universe, especially in a post-Wonder Woman world. And should this untitled spinoff work out the way it should, this could mean an even better future on the horizon for Gotham City Sirens, which is still up in the air at this time.

For now though, you'll be able to see Robbie in Goodbye Christopher Robin, which opens on October 13, as well as I, Tonya, which is scheduled for release on December 8. See what else is coming to theaters down the line with our 2017 and 2018 movie release date guides.

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