The series takes a more irreverent look at the DC characters (Picture: DC / HBO Max)
Batman fans have been given an unexpected insight into the superhero’s love life, after it was revealed that a scene featuring him performing oral sex on Catwoman was cut from animated series Harley Quinn.
‘It’s incredibly gratifying and free to be using characters that are considered villains because you just have so much more leeway,’ Justin said.
‘A perfect example of that is in this third season of Harley [when] we had a moment where Batman was going down on Catwoman. And DC was like, “You can’t do that. You absolutely cannot do that.” They’re like, “Heroes don’t do that.”’
He added: ‘So, we said, “Are you saying heroes are just selfish lovers?” They were like, “No, it’s that we sell consumer toys for heroes. It’s hard to sell a toy if Batman is also going down on someone.”’
Variety went on to issue the following disclaimer on the matter: ‘In fairness to DC, both Halpern and [co-creator Patrick] Schumacker went on to say that the company has been remarkably supportive of their series and has allowed them to push the envelope numerous times.’
Catwoman is voiced by Sanaa Lathan in Harley Quinn (Picture: HBO Max / DC)
‘Still, it remains to be seen if Batman and Catwoman will be shown engaging in some bedroom antics in season three or if it will simply be implied via cunning linguistics.’
While the scene proved too much for the series, Harley Quinn presents a more adult-orientated look at the DC universe, with the titular character voiced by The Flight Attendant and Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco.
Lake Bell also lends her voice to Poison Ivy and Alan Tudyk plays the Joker, as well as DC villains like Clayface and Calendar Man.
The animation was recently renewed for a third season, with a release date yet to be announced.
Seasons one and two of Harley Quinn are streaming on HBO Max.
Credit: Original article published here.