Courtney Love Almost Played Harley Quinn In Batman

Posted: Jun 16 2015, 6:19am CDT | by , in Latest Movie News


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Courtney Love Almost Played Harley Quinn in Batman
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  • Courtney Love could have been Batman Villain ‘Harley Quinn’!

History of Batman movies that were almost made before the studio settled on Christopher Nolan’s ‘Batman Begins’.

Before and after the failure of the movie ‘Batman & Robin’ the studio Warner Bros. had several projects in line for the Batman franchise which were never made. Reports have emerged detailing the Batman projects which were never made and the people involved and associated with them.

In 1997 the film by Joel Schumacher ‘Batman & Robin’ was critically panned and was a box office disappointment. Before the film was deemed a complete failure the director Schumacher had plans of another sequel entitled ‘Batman Unchained’ a relatively darker film than any other batman films before.

The film was supposed to end the Batman story as Batman finally conquers his fears of Bats and comes out the champion. The film was also supposed to end the cycle of the Batman films the first two started by the acclaimed director Tim Burton.

The film was supposed to star Nicholas Cage as Scarecrow and Courtney Love as Harley Quinn and Schumacher had even met with the stars to talk about their potential roles in the George Clooney starring Batman film.

However the project never saw the light of the day. Although Courtney Love would have been a fine Harley Quinn, next year Margot Robbie will be the first actress to play Harley Quinn in the upcoming DC project ‘Suicide Squad’.

At the time Courtney Love a singer/ actress and the widow of the rocker Kurt Cobain was a hot commodity and many fans would have been delighted to have seen her in the role.

"I think [Love] had heard about the possibility of Harley Quinn being in the new Batman and was thinking she would be good for it," Mark Protosevich told The Hollywood Reporter. "But we didn't really talk about that. We talked about a lot of other things. It was certainly one of the better lunches I've ever had in my career in show business."

Afterwards the studio came up with many pitches for the Batman story, however the project ultimately went to Christopher Nolan whose Batman trilogy is undeniably the best portrayal of the character in a more realistic sense.

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