Will Harley Quinn Join Arrow's Suicide Squad? | Fanboys Anonymous

Will Harley Quinn Join Arrow's Suicide Squad?

Posted by Caelan Dooley Saturday, March 8, 2014
Twitter has been a blaze over the past 24 hours with rumors that Cassidy Alexa has been cast as Harley Quinn in Arrow's upcoming "Suicide Squad" episode.

At the end of this week's epic "The Promise" episode, the 20-second promo for "Suicide Squad" gave fans a first look at A.R.G.U.S prison cells with a glimpse of a mysterious female character with pale skin and tangled blonde pigtails. Although no face was shown, and a hairstyle is not much to go off of, comic book enthusiasts saw a brief snippet leading to speculation that is just might be Harley Quinn, who is a known member of the Suicide Squad.

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Could this possibly be Harley Quinn?
The actress-ballerina added fuel to the fire by retweeting her fans' excitement and congratulations and has not denied any of the rumors. She reportedly posted a photo of herself as Harley Quinn, although it was immediately removed. Harley Quinn is a prominent member in the Suicide Squad comics under DC Comic's New 52 run alongside Deadshot, King Shark, Amanda Waller, Cheetah, Black Spider, and more.

Marc Guggenheim, the executive producer for Arrow, teased about a "special announcement," tweeting "Arrow Ep. 2x20 begins filming today! (Haven't forgotten about title page for 219. Waiting for #specialannouncement)"

Without letting rumors spiral out of control, Comicbook.com went straight to the point and reached out to Marc Guggenheim, who responded: "This tickles me no end. I'll tell you two things:

1) this is NOT the special announcement -- that's episode 219 and this is 216
2) to paraphrase Aaron Sorkin: "There's gonna be an episode of Arrow. I'd watch."

It's obvious that Guggenheim is making sure that viewers stay on their toes and tune in to the upcoming episodes, although there is no telling what will come of that character, whether she be immediately revealed as Harley Quinn or they will be leading up to it—or even not at all.

While there is no official word as of yet, what we do know is Arrow has already established a few Suicide Squad members: Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White), Deadshot (Michael Rowe), Shrapnel (Sean Maher), and Amanda Waller (Cynthia Addai-Robinson). In next week's episode, the group of criminals and A.R.G.U.S. members will be unleashed in Starling City, taking on dangerous black-ops missions in exchange for shorter prison sentences.

If Harley Quinn is in fact introduced in Arrow, will they explain her origin, adding Joker to the mix? It's unlikely that Batman will be included even if he is directly tied to Joker's origin, which is responsible for Harley Quinn's, but for now we can at least continue hoping for Nightwing.

Check out the promo trailer for next week's episode, airing March 19:


Although still only a rumor, what are your thoughts? Excited that Harley Quinn may make an appearance on Arrow? Do you think Cassidy Alexa is the right fit for the part? Let us know in the comment section below.
THIS POST WRITTEN BY: CAITLIN DOOLEY

Caitlin Dooley is a Florida-based artist and writer/editor, covering the world of comic books, video games, film, and tech. Her artwork has been featured in pop-up galleries around New York. You can follow her on Twitter. Extended staff profile here.

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