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The following article accommodates spoilers from Harley Quinn: The Real Sidekicks of New Gotham #1, on sale now.

The Joker of the Harley Quinn universe meets one in all his live-action counterparts within the Harley Quinn: The Real Sidekicks of New Gotham Special #1, a one-shot happening throughout the continuity of HBO Max’s Harley Quinn animated sequence.

“Two Jokers,” one of many tales within the DC anthology, sees Joker basking in his new function as Mayor of Gotham City. His glee is briefly interrupted by a name from one other individual calling himself Joker. This alternate Mr. J is none apart from the model of the clown performed in 2019 by Joaquin Phoenix in director Todd Philips’ box-office hit Joker.

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The story performs the connection between the 2 clowns for laughs, and Joker tells his girlfriend Bethany that he shares no nice love for his outdated faculty buddy. “Every time I see the bastard, he acts like no time’s handed,” he says. “Like we’re proper again in that dorm. Not to say, he is the worst form of individual. A comic… I’m a clown, babe. There’s a distinction. His complete routine’s a bunch of outdated knock-knock jokes nobody laughs at. And ugh — he has the tackiest trend sense. he appears to be like ridiculous.”

The two clowns find yourself sharing a clumsy meal collectively, and the Joaquin Joker ultimately pays the Harley Quinn Joker a go to in his workplace. The two come to blows however bond over outdated reminiscences, together with {a photograph} of their youthful days alongside a 3rd Joker — the tattooed mob boss portrayed by Jared Leto in Suicide Squad. (“Thank god that asshole’s useless,” Harley Quinn Joker muses after seeing his image).

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Philips’ imaginative and prescient of Batman’s best foe will quickly broaden, as Joker: Folie à Deux is scheduled for an Oct. 3, 2024 launch, with filming starting in December. Phoenix will reprise his function because the title character, whereas Lady Gaga will be a part of him as Harley Quinn. The musical sequel is at the moment the one DC-related movie greenlit following the merger between Warner Bros. and Discovery earlier this yr.

Harley Quinn: The Real Sidekicks of New Gotham #1 is a collaboration between the writers from the HBO Max Harley Quinn present and Harley Quinn: The Animated Series: The Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour, a 2021 spinoff comedian sequence that takes place between the present’s second and third seasons. The “Two Jokers” story comes from author Jamiesen Borak, artist Jon Mikel, colorist Nick Filardi and letterer Taylor Esposito. Additional contributes to the one-shot embrace writers Tee Franklin, Alexis Quasarano, Conner Shin and Jimmy Mosqueda, artists Max Sarin, ONeillJones, Erica Henderson, Logan Faerber and PJ Holden and colorists Marissa Louise, Jordie Bellaire and Dee Cunniffe. Cover artwork comes from Sarin and variant cowl artwork comes from Dan Hipp and Sergio Acuña. The one-shot is on sale now from DC.

Source: DC



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