“It’s incredibly rewarding and free to use characters that are considered villains because you have so much more leeway,” said Justin Halpern, executive producer and co-creator of the hit DC Entertainment-HBO series Max “Harley. Quinn, ”to Variety in an article published Monday.
“A perfect example of that is in this third season of ‘Harley’ we had a moment where Batman was going down on Catwoman,” said Halpern, whose series stars Batman’s nemesis as nemesis the Joker. .
“And DC was like, ‘You can’t do that. You absolutely can’t do that, ”the show’s director said. “They’re like, ‘Heroes don’t do that.’
“So we said, ‘Are you saying heroes are just selfish lovers? They said, “No, it’s because we sell consumer toys for the heroes.” It’s hard to sell a toy if Batman is after someone too. ‘ “
It’s unclear if the scene has been cut or reworked for the show’s upcoming third season.