Harley Quinn Explores a Post-Joker Career in New Trailer for Animated DC Universe Series
It is a good time to become Harley Quinn. The comic book antihero was originally introduced as the Joker interest, but in recent years is really coming into her own. The forthcoming live-action Birds of Prey movie will show Margot Robbie’s Harley bonding along with other female figures after dividing with the Joker. The new DC Universe animated series Harley Quinn follows a similar arc; the brand new trailer demonstrates how the series kicks into gear after Harley (Kaley Cuoco) renders the Joker and tries to make it as a supervillain in her own right.
“Joker never loved me. He just loves Batman,” Harley says with a resigned air. To give you a sense of the series’s Archer-like humor, we see she’s talking to one of animated plants belonging to her friend/occasional love interest Poison Ivy (Lake Bell). The plant reacts,”oh boo f—- hoo. Come speak to me when a St. Bernard s–on your face” In addition, the plant is voiced by J.B. Smoove.
When Harley renders the Joker (Alan Tudyk), she leaves her classic harlequin costume behind too, exchanging it for a getup more reminiscent of Robbie’s film look. She decides that the best method to the Joker is going to be to make her membership. To that end, she assembles a crew of”scumbags nobody else believes in,” including classic Wonder Woman villain Dr. Psycho (Tony Hale) and shapeshifting Batman rogue Clayface (Tudyk).
Harley Quinn premieres on DC Universe Nov. 29. Watch the trailer over.
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