Harley Quinn Writer has One Major Beef with the 2016 Suicide Squad Film

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It's been almost four years since David Ayer's Suicide Squad was released but it is still a topic of debate amongst the fans. However, this time around, a writer expressed his disappointment with the film which involves its credits.

Harley Quinn was portrayed by Margot Robbie in the film. The character was created by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini, making her debut in Batman: The Animated Series. That said, writer Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti, along with Chad Harkin were the ones who brought Harley back into the limelight and into the mainstream with their works. The team weren't credited in the 2016 film, which Palmiotti addressed in his tweet.


Though he thinks that Suicide Squad was a "fun" film and introduced the non-comic world to Harley, his beef with it is that the "Thank You" part of the credits didn't include him, Connor, and Harkin. "I felt we needed to be added to the list," he wrote. You can check out his tweet below (which has since been deleted).

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That said, the recent Birds of Prey film did mention the team, along with Gary Frank and Chuck Dixon, who also made significant contributions to the character.


Ayer also recently expressed his thoughts for the handling of the character in his film. The director admitted that some parts that fans weren't necessarily happy with are the result of political decisions so it was out of his hands. Though he didn't elaborate, he did promise to do better.

Robbie's Harley Quinn will now be continuing her journey in James Gunn's The Suicide Squad, which is said to include a significant adventure for the character.

The Suicide Squad is currently set for release on August 6, 2021.

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