With David Ayer's forthcoming DC Comics film "Suicide Squad" coming to the big screen soon, it has been revealed that Harley Quinn's bat has been handed to somebody else.
"Comic Book Men" and "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" director Kevin Smith's daughter, Harley Quinn Smith, received the supervillain's bat. In Kevin's official Facebook page, he wrote that the people at Warner Bros. Had given him the Harley Quinn bat from Ayer's "Suicide Squad" film.
Kevin revealed that he had given it to his daughter before they had left for Sundance last week. The director called the bat as a "totem," asking her daughter what it was and described it as a "powerful, mystical object" that warded off evil forces and provided strength and power to its bearer.
After opening her father's gift, Harley had immediately started bawling and she had cried tears of joy for the next two hours. According to Kevin, his daughter had the "comic book stuff," not just in her name, but also in her DNA.
For Kevin, he had never seen anybody so overjoyed to receive a gift and he was very thankful.
Previous reports revealed that Ayer's "Suicide Squad" is going to feature Harley Quinn, in a state before and after she became a supervillain. She is also set to brew some romantic moments with Deadshot and The Joker, leading to a love triangle twist in a presumably action-packed DC film.
If Harley Quinn chooses to stick with The Joker's side, it is assumed that she would use her preloved bat as her mighty weapon during combat in the film. It is also worth noting that Harley Quinn used the said bat in terrorizing those who oppose her in the "Suicide Squad" film storyline.
According to Cinema Blend, Kevin is a very big fan of all things related to comic books that the chance to bestow upon her daughter the symbol of strength and fandom was something similar to Jor-El passing on the hopes and dreams of Krypton to his solo son.
"Suicide Squad" centers on a secret agency recruits imprisoned supervillains who are tasked to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchanged for their liberty.
Margot Robbie is playing Harley Quinn, and the character's human alter ego Dr. Harleen F. Quinzel. The film also stars Scott Eastwood, Viola Davis, Common, Adam Beach, Jay Hernandez, Karen Fukuhara, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Will Smith, Jared Leto, and Ben Affleck, among others.
With Ayer at the helm of the film, John Ostrander is on board to help pen the film script. Geoff Johns, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, and Colin Wilson are set to co-produce the film.
Ayer's "Suicide Squad" is set to premiere in theaters in the United States on Aug. 5.