‘Joker vs. Harley Quinn’ script is done, first story details revealed

Metro US caught up with Glenn Ficarra and John Requa to talk about their upcoming animated movie Smallfoot, but they also spoke a lot about the Joker vs. Harley Quinn movie that they are writing and directing. It turns out, the movie is much further along than we thought. Ficarra and Requa spoke about handing in the script, and even revealed some specific story details.

“It is great,” Ficarra said. “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.”

Ficarra and Requa wrote the Bad Santa movies and directed 7 episodes of the TV show This Is Us, and described Joker vs. Harley Quinn as a mash-up of those two projects.

“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*cked up, mentally deranged people. It was a lot of fun.”

As for when we’ll get to see Joker vs. Harley Quinn? The writer-directors aren’t sure yet, but they say that everyone loves the script that they turned in.

“I don’t know where it is on the queue of DC movies,” Requa insisted.

“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.”

Does Joker vs. Harley Quinn (unofficial title) sound like a movie you’d like to see Margot Robbie and Jared Leto do soon? Let me know in the comments below.