5. A Revenge Flick
There are many great Harley Quinn storylines to choose from, but Vengeance Unlimited, takes the cake. It’s a dark and thrilling comic book series that sees Harley taking on The Joker in a battle of revenge. Who doesn’t want to see that? Even better, this movie could be a lower budget film, easily under $80 million.
In Vengeance Unlimited, Harley is seeking revenge on all the people who have wronged her in the past, including The Joker. She enlists the help of a group of mercenaries called the Quinntettes and embarks on a mission to take down her enemies one by one. Along the way, she discovers that The Joker has put a price on her head, and she must fight to stay alive while seeking vengeance.
Adapting Vengeance Unlimited into a film would be a smart move for DC, as it would capitalize on the popularity of Harley Quinn and give fans the gritty, action-packed revenge story they’ve been waiting for. Here’s how DC can make it work as a cohesive and engaging story:
Let’s keep it simple, the film should focus on Harley’s character development. Vengeance Unlimited is a story about Harley’s journey to reclaim her power and seek revenge on those who have wronged her. To make the film work, DC should showcase Harley’s growth as a strong, independent antihero and delve into her complicated relationship with The Joker.
Speaking of The Joker, Jared Leto deserves better, so does the Joker. Here is a chance to right the wrongs of Suicide Squad. In this case, he should be the ultimate villain of the film. Harley’s history with The Joker is one of the most iconic aspects of her character, and in Vengeance Unlimited, she finally gets the chance to take him down.
Vengeance Unlimited is full of action, from Harley taking on a gang of bikers to fighting off The Joker’s henchmen. The DCU can get creative with the action sequences, using Harley’s acrobatic skills. With Gunn and Safran we can expect the DCU to embrace the dark tone of the story and not shy away from the more mature aspects of the material, especially in this case.