Suicide Squad director says Injustice 2 inspired Harley Quinn’s uniform
The suicide squad Director James Gunn recently shared original artwork by Christian Cordella of the Harley Quinn designs for the film and revealed that Harley’s beach uniform, which is the first outfit viewers see of her, was inspired by the video game Injustice 2‘s take on the character. This isn’t the first time Gunn has said that Harley’s look in the movie was based on a video game design, but he previously said it came from the Arkham video game series and not the NetherRealm title. Studios.
“From original art by Christian Cordella under Judianna Makovsky for [The Suicide Squad]Gunn recently shared on Twitter. “The dress was one of the first designs – here’s a version before we went for red and black hair (which was pretty early on). The beach uniform was inspired by her outfit in the video game Injustice 2. “
You can check out Gunn’s tweet for yourself below:
Some original works of art by Christian Cordella under Judianna Makovsky for #TheSuicideSquad. The dress was one of the first designs – here’s a version before we settled on red and dark hair (which was pretty early on). The beach uniform was inspired by her outfit in the Injustice 2 video game. pic.twitter.com/JMlgm4Is0L
– James Gunn (@JamesGunn) September 30, 2021
“The truth is, I had a huge map of all of Harley Quinn’s different looks over the years from various media, and one of them that I liked the most was the look of the Arkham games. from Harley Quinn, and I probably like this look the best anyway, “Gunn had said previously. “So her first look at the movie is based on that.”
The suicide squad hits theaters and on HBO Max in August. It is currently available on PVOD platforms and is slated for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K UHD on October 28. You can check out all of our previous DC movie coverage here. Injustice 2, on the other hand, is currently available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and mobile devices. You can check out all of our previous video game coverage from developer NetherRealm Studios here.
What do you think of Gunn saying that Harley Quinn’s initial look in the movie was inspired by Injustice 2? Do you think he was just wrong in describing it as being inspired by the Arkham game series when he discussed the same look previously? Let us know in the comments, or feel free to reach out and get in touch directly on Twitter at @rollinbishop to talk about everything related to games!