‘Injustice 2’ helped inspire Harley Quinn’s look in ‘The Suicide Squad’

Art imitates art

James Gunn has confirmed that some of Harley Quinn’s look in The Suicide Squad was inspired by her appearance in Injustice 2, the DC fighting game created by NetherRealm Studios.

As spotted by PCGamesN, James Gunn has shared a look at some of the original art for Harley Quinn’s design in The Suicide Squad and said one particular costume was “inspired by her outfit in the Injustice 2 video game”.


The costume in question is the outfit that Harley Quinn – played by Margot Robbie – wears in the first assault on the beach of Corto Maltese. The Injustice 2-inspired costume was used for almost all of The Suicide Squad’s marketing, although it’s only briefly worn by Harley Quinn during the ill-fated attack.

The post also shared concept art of Harley Quinn’s costume development throughout the film, showing how her extravagant red dress was planned to slowly come across as it weathered numerous fighting scenes.

Injustice co-creator Ed Boon thanked Gunn for the shoutout on Friday (October 2), who in turn said: “credit where credit is due”.

Back in August, it was reported that NetherRealm is allegedly working on Mortal Kombat 12 instead of Injustice 3. This is because NetherRealm Studios currently faces being separated from Warner Bros Games, which holds the licences for the DC characters featured in the superhero fighting game.

In other news, The Elder Scrolls Online’s Deadlands DLC is set to arrive on November 1. The expansion will wrap up the Gate Of Oblivion campaign in a 20-hour finale, set across an all-new area. As well as the brutal land of The Sever, Deadlands will add Fargrave – which will be one of the biggest cities in the game.


The MMO also has a Bounties Of Blackwood event running right now, offering a variety of new rewards for players to earn.

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