Willa Holland Explains Why Harley Quinn Was Removed From Arrow!
There was a moment in the second season of Arrow, which was already in full crazy mode, that it appeared that we were going to get Harley Quinn in the series. There were set pictures, an actress had been cast and everything was hinting on Ms. Quinn was going to reek some havoc on Starling City, then all of that disappeared. Fans began to wonder if we’d ever see Harley again. It appears that the big wigs in WB/DC shut down any chance of that.
“We had big plans for Harley. But, I guess something came down from DC execs that told us to shut it down,” the actress revealed to disappointed fans. “I mean we had that tease with the pigtails and the ARGUS outfit but, we’ll never see it. We would love to Harley in Arrow but it will never happen.”
This is the second character that was taken off the show thanks to the Suicide Squad movie, Deadshot (Michael Rowe) was killed off during the third season due to the character is being played by Will Smith in the feature film.
While this is a shame, part of me is glad because I’m tired of seeing Batman’s villains popping up in the show but the only reason I even have a problem with that is because WB/DC has stated that their movie universe and TV universe are totally different, which would give them room to explore different stories, almost like two separate universes, which is a common plot thread in DC comics. Despite this stance, the suits refuse to have Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, etc show up in their TV universe, but keep snatching characters away from their show. WB/DC needs to make up there minds and stop snatching the hope from their fans.