Jared Leto's Joker was, well, weird, and it's no secret that Oscar-winner Jared Leto's behaviour behind the scenes was every bit as peculiar. With so many of his Clown Prince of Crime's scenes left on the cutting room floor, though, fans can't help but be curious about what we missed in Suicide Squad.
One moment, in particular, which has really stuck with fans was the sight of The Joker laughing maniacally on the floor while he's surrounded by all manner of weapons...and baby clothes.
Well, when one fan asked director David Ayer whether that was meant to be an indication that The Joker and Harley Quinn killed some babies (they did murder Robin, remember), the filmmaker explained that, no, the villain had ordered that clothing because he was aware of Harley's desire to start a family.
That was something we saw in the fantasy Enchantress promised her, and it's a subtle nod from Ayer which successfully ties two very different scenes in Suicide Squad together.
However, with Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey making it clear that the titular character's time with her Puddin' has reached its end, her hopes of having a baby are likely long forgotten now. On the plus side, Ayer's explanation addresses something fans have been wondering about for a while now, as there are plenty of theories online about what this scene was supposed to mean!
No it’s more innocent. Harley wanted a normal family with Joker hence the baby in her vision. I figured she would have endlessly pestered Mr. J about having a kid. So he had Mr. Frost buy some onesies. The circle represents how he sees Harley. https://t.co/EGQCMiWFbo— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) March 29, 2020