James Gunn, popularly acclaimed for the direction of The Suicide Squad had to choose between the two of his favorites Harley Quinn and Joker. While both these characters have been seen sharing spaces since 1992, As Harley Quinn first appeared in Batman: Animated Series’ the episode “Joker’s Favor”.Apparently, the character of Harley Quinn came 52 years of Joker’s orientation. While, the most recent appearance of Harley Quinn and Joker portrayed by Margot Robbie and Jared Leto together was in the year 2016 for David Ayer’s Suicide Squad.
Reportedly, James Gunn was doing an interactive Questions &Answers session on Instagram, A follower asked him his preference between The Joker or Harley Quinn, Gunn confessed that he preferred Harley Quinn over the Joker. James then explained his love for both the characters and later mentioned his love for Harley Quinn was age-old, that too decades old, during its release in the 90s.He admired the character of Quinn even before initiating the writing of The suicide squad. He back then enjoyed comics and Quinn was amongst his favorites.
Talking about the fans, Joker is oftentimes recognized as the most beloved villain of Batman, although not exactly in the entire DC extended universe. Most of the followers prefer Harley Quinn to Joker , largely because of the way the actors were originally portrayed in Suicide Squad. Harley and Deadshot have a good development of character as they get more screen time compared to Joker, thus got a greater audience acceptance. Although, Harley Quinn is perhaps a villain more recent than the Joker, but no doubt Gunn seems quite thrilled on incorporating one of his most admired characters in comic books favorite in The Suicide Squad.