Screenwriters Glenn Ficarra and John Requa have finished their script for the Joker and Harley Quinn movie, and it sounds even odder than anyone thought
Speaking to Metro US, the pair said the script feels like a mash-up of Bad Santa and This Is Us – both of which they actually wrote.
“We had so much fun, I don’t know if we have had more fun writing a script in our career,” said Ficarra. “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**ked up, mentally deranged people.”
Getting weirder still, Ficarra goes on to talk about the film’s opening scene – which features Harley kidnapping (the real) Dr. Phil because she’s having relationship problems with the Joker. Breaking the real world wall and getting zanier with the comedy, it sounds like DC are gunning for a Deadpool vibe on the film, but it also sounds like we might have to wait a pretty long time before we actually see it.
“We handed the script in and everybody loved it,” said 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.”
If Birds Of Prey does go well – and if Ficarra and Requa’s weird mash-up script stays the same – we should expect the Joker and Harley Quinn movie sometime around late 2020 (along with about a dozen other Joker movies…).
There’s no release date for the Joker and Harley Quinn movie, but the full schedule of DC superhero movies can be found here.