For some reason, Harley Quinn and The Joker are coming to PUBG, and we can’t quite figure out why.
Suicide Squad was a hit movie back in 2016. Starring Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harleen Quinzel (better known by her supervillain moniker, Harley Quinn), and Jared Leto as The Joker, it grossed over four times at the box office what it cost to produce.
Although financially successful, the film was critically panned as an attempt from DC to achieve a more humorous film by casting a bunch of villains as antiheroes. The movie just couldn’t decide whether it wanted to be the gritty, dark, and violent film that it so desperately wanted to be or the light-hearted joke-fest that fans wanted.
In the end, it ended up being mediocre, which is apparently all a comic book movie needs to be in order to make millions of dollars.
And now Joker and Harley Quinn are coming to PUBG. For some reason.
In a surprise announcement, Bluehole released a trailer on Monday featuring in-game skins of everyone’s favorite psychotic supervillains as The Joker busts Quinn out of prison. The Joker shows up with a Thompson machine gun while Quinn gets her signature Magnum revolver and baseball bat, which almost certainly means Harley’s bat will be coming to the game too.
The real question here is: why now? Suicide Squad came out two years ago, and although a Joker movie is reportedly in development, it’s not expected to even begin filming until late 2019 at the absolute earliest.
What we do know is that DC has pinned their hopes to PUBG, while Marvel has decided to go with Fortnite. Thanos arrived as an in-game character for a limited time earlier this year to coincide with Avengers: Infinity War.
As a movie tie-in, it makes a whole lot of sense, Harley Quinn and Joker skins make a lot of sense, but this just seems entirely random. Maybe PUBG will see a limited-time game mode, but with these questionable decisions? Who knows.