Joker & Harley Quinn Movie Script Done; It’s Bad Santa Meets This Is Us

The script for Joker and Harley Quinn is complete. Though 2016’s Suicide Squad was not exactly a critical darling, it was a tremendous box office success – grossing $746.8 million worldwide against an $175 million production budget. Margot Robbie’s take on fan-favorite Harley Quinn was one of the film’s best-received elements, so Warner Bros. unsurprisingly decided to make Harley a focal point of their film slate. The character is reportedly the subject of no more than four in-development movies, one of which is a spinoff detailing the complicated relationship between Harley and the Joker.

Screen Rant broke the news about this particular project last year, with Crazy, Stupid, Love directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa attached at the helm. Jared Leto is supposed to reprise his role as the Joker, but other than that, details about this particular movie are hard to come by. However, it still seems to be in the pipeline, as its screenplay is now finished.

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In an interview with Metro, Ficarra and Requa provided an update on Joker and Harley Quinn, revealing they recently wrapped up the script. Ficarra explained how the duo drew from their history to (hopefully) provide the genre with a fresh take:

“It is great. 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… 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.”

That’s certainly an interesting pair of influences, but it’s a combination that may prove to be perfect for Joker and Harley Quinn. The Emmy-winning This is Us is renowned for its ability to pack one emotional punch after another, often to heartbreaking effect. Given how integral the love story is to Joker and Harley’s dynamic, it certainly makes sense to tap into This Is Us, which will hopefully allow audiences to become invested in their relationship. Of course, this is all through the filter of Bad Santa, which is a gloriously vulgar comedy that found much of its humor from the characters acting inappropriately. It isn’t outlandish to suggest Joker and Harley have a few screws loose, so it’ll be fun to see what their idea of love is and how they intend on repairing their various issues. Additionally, this setup sounds quite different from other comic book adaptations, which should let it stand out.

Of course, the bigger question is when (or if) Joker and Harley Quinn sees the light of day. In the aftermath of Justice League’s underwhelming box office performance, Warner Bros. is taking a step back, reportedly aiming to “reset” the DC Movie Universe. There’s also the matter of Birds of Prey, another Harley vehicle that’s currently casting its other leads and should begin filming in early 2019. Even Ficarra and Requa are unsure of when Joker and Harley Quinn will move forward, so for now, all fans can do is play the waiting game and hope for the best.

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Source: Metro

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2018-09-21 01:09:12 – Chris Agar

Boy Meets World Stars Re-Stage Classic Cast Photo for 25th Anniversary

To celebrate the popular 90s TGIF sitcom’s 25th anniversary, Boy Meets World’s four main stars reunited to re-stage a classic cast photo. Yes, as hard as it may be for some to believe, it’s been 25 years since ABC debuted the comedy, co-created by Michael Jacobs and April Kelly. The show’s focal character was Cory Matthews (Ben Savage), the boy of the title. Over time, several surrounding characters grew to be just as integral to the series, including Cory’s best friend Shawn Hunter (Rider Strong), his one true love Topanga Lawrence (Danielle Fishel), and his older brother Eric (Will Friedle). Other series regulars would come and go, but those became the core four.

Boy Meets World would go on to run for seven seasons on ABC, producing over 150 episodes, and carving out a place in the hearts of many who grew up watching the show as part of the famous TGIF block. As with most long-running sitcoms, the characters changed a lot over the years, with Eric, for one, becoming a lot more noticeably stupid. Still, the same spirit remained, with Jacobs guiding the series for its entire tenure.

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Savage, Strong, Fishel, and Friedle are all in attendance for this weekend’s Wizard World Chicago fan convention, and while there, took the opportunity to try and recreate a famous photo of the quartet from back in the Boy Meets World days. While they’re all obviously older, the group still clearly shares a close bond. Check out the photo – posted to Instagram by Fishel – below.

Of course, this isn’t the only time all four actors have been together since Boy Meets World signed off in 2000. In 2014, Disney Channel premiered a sequel series entitled Girl Meets World, which focused on Cory and Topanga’s daughter Riley (Rowan Blanchard), and featured Savage and Fishel reprising their roles as series regulars. Co-creator Jacobs also returned as showrunner. Despite higher than average ratings, Girl Meets World was canceled after three seasons in early 2017, but not before Strong, Friedle, and the rest of the Boy Meets World cast popped in for a reunion or two. Even Shawn’s long-lost love interest Angela (Trina McGee-Davis) returned briefly.

Possibly the only thing that could make the above reunion photo more complete would be an appearance by William Daniels, who played the quartet’s neighbor, teacher and mentor Mr. Feeny. Then again, Daniels is 91-years-old, so it’s not surprising he’s not active on the convention scene. For those looking to get reacquainted with Boy Meets World, the entire 7-season run is currently available to stream on Hulu, which last year added multiple TGIF shows, including Full House, Family Matters, and Step by Step.

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Source: Danielle Fishel

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