At this point, it’s no secret that a lot of footage that was teased in the various trailers for Suicide Squad never made it into the theatrical cut of the film. Well, add Harley Quinn’s New 52 costume to the list.
Despite how you feel about the film as a whole, it’s hard to argue that Margot Robbie didn’t absolutely nail the role of Dr. Harleen Quinzel. She was funny, crazy, and loved her puddin’. Many fans, myself included, were ecstatic to see Harley’s classic jester outfit make an easter egg appearance in the film as a nod to the character’s origins.
It turns out, it isn’t the only Harley costume that was in her chest of belongings. During DC’s New 52 revamp, Harley’s outfit was switched from the classic jester outfit to a red and blue corset. In a clip from the Suicide Squad trailers, Harley was seen holding up this very same corset when suiting up for the Task Force X mission before ultimately going with the Daddy’s Lil’ Monster outfit, but for some reason this was among the many things that didn’t make it to the final version of the film. The New 52 costume was actually considered as a possible costume for the film during pre-production.
While it doesn’t add much to the film’s story, I’m a sucker for cool easter eggs like this that show homage and history to characters and nods to the fans. What other classic Harley outfits do you think were in her belongings? Maybe one day we’ll see the nurse’s outfit from Batman: Arkham Asylum.