• #BatmanDay: The strange but true history of Harley Quinn revealed!
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    Marcus Errico

    #BatmanDay: The strange but true history of Harley Quinn revealed!

    Editor’s note: The original version of this story ran in July 2016, as Harley Quinn was about to make her big-screen debut in Suicide Squad. With Saturday designated as the annual Batman Day, and DC celebrating by giving Harley a co-starring role coinciding with her 25th anniversary, we thought it was the perfect time to revisit our first-hand account of the strange origin of one of DC’s strangest characters from the man who dreamed her up. In the early 1990s, Paul Dini was a writer for hire, cranking out scripts for the ground-breaking, noirish Batman: The Animated Series, when inspiration struck.

  • Liev Schreiber Took His Son to Comic-Con Dressed as Harley Quinn
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    Gordon Hurd

    Liev Schreiber Took His Son to Comic-Con Dressed as Harley Quinn

    Actor Liev Schreiber attended Comic-Con this year, and brought along his 8- and 9-year-old sons. The San Diego Comic-Con (which, believe it or not, used to actually feature comic books) is an annual celebrity fest these days. One such notable, Liev Schreiber, was in attendance this year, partly to promote, but also to parent.

  • Latest DC Toys Bring Out the (Super) Girl Power (Exclusive)
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    Yahoo Movies Editorial

    Latest DC Toys Bring Out the (Super) Girl Power (Exclusive)

    There’s no doubt that male superheroes like Batman and Superman have long dominated DC’s cinematic universe, but with Wonder Woman heading to theaters this year and DC’s hugely popular multimedia initiative Super Hero Girls taking off over the past year, the ladies are catching up. While this year’s New York Toy Fair, taking place this weekend at Manhattan’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, will feature plenty of Bat-toys, there will also be loads of Wonder Women, Harley Quinns, and Supergirls on display. Click through to see Yahoo Movies’s exclusive sneak peek of the latest DC offerings from toy-maker Jakks Pacific

  • 'Gotham City Sirens' Has One Fan Artist Itching to Picture Imagined Poison Ivys to Join Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn
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    Ethan Alter

    'Gotham City Sirens' Has One Fan Artist Itching to Picture Imagined Poison Ivys to Join Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn

    Emma Stone imagined as Poison Ivy by artist Kode A., a.k.a. Christmas came early for Margot Robbie when Warner Bros. announced that her breakout Suicide Squad character, Harley Quinn, would be getting her own spin-off movie in the form of Gotham City Sirens. Based on the DC Comics title of the same name, which ran for 26 issues between 2009 and 2011, the movie will re-team Robbie with her Squad director, David Ayer, and partner Harley with two more Gotham City bad girls: cat burglar Catwoman and seductive eco-terrorist Poison Ivy, who has the power to control men’s minds through plant pheromones.

  • 'Suicide Squad' Exclusive: Margot Robbie Reveals How She Found Her Inner Harley Quinn
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    Marcus Errico

    'Suicide Squad' Exclusive: Margot Robbie Reveals How She Found Her Inner Harley Quinn

    What does it take to play the “most famous female villain in the DC Universe?” That’s the questioned answered by Margot Robbie in the above exclusive clip from the upcoming digital/Blu-ray release of Suicide Squad. “Margot really settled into an incredibly difficult role,” director David Ayer gushes in the clip, which is part of a bonus featurette focusing on Harley and the Joker.

  • How Batman Saved the Life of a DC Comics Legend: 5 Questions With Paul Dini
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    Marcus Errico

    How Batman Saved the Life of a DC Comics Legend: 5 Questions With Paul Dini

    ‘Dark Night’ recounts writer Paul Dini’s struggle to recover from a horrific attack. Paul Dini has a mantle full of Emmys for a TV-writing career that has included such shows as Star Wars: Ewoks, Tiny Toon Adventures, G.I. Joe, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Star Wars: The Clones Wars, and even ABC’s Lost.

  • Who's Who in 'Suicide Squad': Get Up to Speed on the Worst Heroes Ever
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    Marcus Errico

    Who's Who in 'Suicide Squad': Get Up to Speed on the Worst Heroes Ever

    Here's all you need to know about the Squad

  • The Evolution of Harley Quinn, From Sketch to Screen Queen
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    Marcus Errico

    The Evolution of Harley Quinn, From Sketch to Screen Queen

    Suicide Squad crashes theaters this weekend and one member of the psychotic crew of antiheroes is already being talked up for her own solo spinoff: Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn. The character’s co-creator, Paul Dini, recently gave us a guided tour of Harley’s history; click through for some of his insights into Daddy’s Li’l Monster as we trace her path from animated second banana to DC movie superstar. 

  • A Soap Star, a Professor, and a Bombshell: The Strange But True History of Harley Quinn Revealed!
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    Marcus Errico

    A Soap Star, a Professor, and a Bombshell: The Strange But True History of Harley Quinn Revealed!

    Harley Quinn is having a moment. Daddy’s Li’l Monster has emerged as an indisputable breakout in the run-up to the August premiere of Suicide Squad, perhaps the summer’s most anticipated film. Played on screen by Margot Robbie, the character is a relatively recent edition to the DC Universe, first surfacing in a 1992 episode of the classic cartoon Batman: The Animated Series.

  • Up Close and Personal With 'Suicide Squad' Costumes and Props
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    Marcus Errico

    Up Close and Personal With 'Suicide Squad' Costumes and Props

    The Suicide Squad just hit Hollywood. In advance of the anticipated summer movie, due out Aug. 5, Warner Bros. is displaying a wide selection of costumes and props featuring DC Comics’ off-kilter band of baddies for visitors who go on the studio tour. This week, Warners previewed the exhibit, which also includes artifacts from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, in its museum. In the coming months, the studio will rotate in new pieces from upcoming DC-based films like Wonder Woman and Justice League, as well as its stable of TV shows, including Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl.

  • DC's Ultra-Realistic 'Batman v Superman,' 'Suicide 'Squad' Figures Get Little Details Perfect (Exclusive)
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    Marcus Errico

    DC's Ultra-Realistic 'Batman v Superman,' 'Suicide 'Squad' Figures Get Little Details Perfect (Exclusive)

    With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad on the horizon, DC has two of the year’s most anticipated films. Yahoo Movies has an exclusive sneak peek at DC’s inaugural line of highly detailed, virtually photorealistic figures created using 3D sculpts of the films’ stars. “We’re not holding anything back,” Geoff Johns, chief creative officer of DC Entertainment, tells Yahoo.