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Eoraptor

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Harley Quinn and "The Killing Joke"
« on: July 23, 2015, 12:26:15 AM »
http://moviepilot.com/posts/2015/07/20/might-harley-quinn-be-in-dc-s-the-killing-joke-animated-movie-3397672



I'd be okay with this. While Harley didn't even exist when The Killing Joke was written; she's become so much a part of the Bat Mythos and the Joker in particular, that it's hard not to imagine her around in some capacity in pivotal events.

And I think the animated version of The Dark Knight Returns showed us all how uncomfortable a direct treatment of a classic comic 20-30 years later can turn out to be. Many of its elements fell a bit flat in a post cold-war world where things that were intended as satire in 1986 played as dull rehash with a more sophisticated 21st century audience.
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