New Harley Quinn series 'ordered by DC to ditch extreme portrayal of Aquaman'

Kaley Cuoco’s new Harley Quinn television series had to completely tone down its portrayal of Aquaman according to one executive producer.

Creators of the comic book show had originally planned to create an extreme version of the iconic character, which was played by Jason Momoa in the 2018, however, had to go back to the drawing board after DC allegedly refused to sign off on their idea.

Speaking exclusively to Metro.co.uk about whether or not any jokes had to be binned, showrunner Justin Halpern explained: ‘We kept in almost everything.

‘The only thing we took out, that we were asked to take out by DC, was we had a take on Aquaman that I think was in a direction I don’t think they wanted Aquaman to go down.

‘[In the film] Jason Momoa is kind of a bro type, like fraternity type and so we dialed that up to like one thousand, and I think it made the character too ridiculous – even for them.

‘So then we put a new take on the character.’

We kinda wanna see these deleted scenes!

Justin also explained why Margot Robbie didn’t reprise her role of Harley for the new cartoon.

‘Margot was never going to be able to do it because she was doing the Birds Of Prey film and a million other things,’ he said.

‘We talked with Margot a couple times but only in so much as, “Here’s what we’re doing, I don’t know what you guys are doing”.

‘I think they wanted to make sure there wasn’t too much overlap between this show and the movie.’

Metro.co.uk has contacted DC for comment.

Harley Quinn is available to watch on DC Universe.

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