Why Suicide Squad 2 Removes Harley Quinn’s “Rotten” Tattoo
Suicide Squad director James Gunn explains why Harley Quinn’s “Rotten” face tattoo disappeared in the franchise’s upcoming smooth reboot.
The suicide squad Director James Gunn has opened up on why Harley Quinn is without her “Rotten” face tattoo during the upcoming soft reboot. The supervillain formerly known as Dr. Harleen Quinzel was established in 1992 to Batman: The Animated Series. Margot Robbie first played the character on the big screen in 2016 Suicide squad. While David Ayer’s film received mixed reviews from critics, Robbie’s charming take on the character was a success. She then reprized the character in the 2020s. Birds of prey (And the fantastic emancipation of a Harley Quinn), which showed that Harley was emancipating herself from her relationship with the Joker, but remained more chaotic than ever.
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Gunn’s point of view The suicide squad the story is a far cry from its 2016 counterpart. Robbie’s Harley Quinn is one of the only returning characters from the Ayer movie, no doubt due to her fan favorite status. She is joined by newcomers including John Cena’s peacemaker and The bloody sport of Idris Elba. And Robbie will undoubtedly pick up the character where she left off in Birds of prey, except with a few minor cosmetic changes. Gunn has previously said that Harley’s new black-on-red leather suit was directly inspired by a DC video game franchise.
In a recent Instagram Story Q&A, Gunn revealed why Harley Quinn also lost one of her most recognizable tattoos. In both 2016 Suicide Squad and Birds of prey, Harley had the word “Rotten” tattooed on her jaw. She is visibly without the facial tattoo in the trailers for The suicide squad. A fan asked Gunn what led to the decision to remove the tattoo and if that would be resolved. “Margot didn’t like it and found out that I didn’t like it either, so we decided to delete it.“, replied Gunn.”No, it is not discussed.“Check out a screenshot of his response below.
Gunn’s take on the film will show Robbie and Task Force X embark on a government mission that will lead to a one-on-one battle with the massive psychic evil starfish, Starro. Gunn has already said that many characters won’t make it out of the movie alive, but it’s likely that Harley is safe. Gunn has already expressed some interest in doing a solo Harley Quinn movie, similar to Cena. Peacemaker series. And despite three films under his belt, it looks like Robbie’s Harley is just getting started.
Harley has undergone a total transformation into Birds of prey to distance his character from his ex, the Joker, and become more independent. So tattoo removal seems to be a continuation of that. It has already been revealed that a tattoo on his back that identifies the character as “property of Joker” has been changed to read “property of no one”. So it’s clear that Robbie’s beloved character is making a comeback, she’s a changed woman who is able to fend for herself in The suicide squad.
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