Will DC Comics Give Us A Clockwork Orange Joker Figure For Christmas?

Yesterday's Suicide Squad: Get Joker gave us a brand new look for The Joker, as the Suicide Squad have him in their sights, only for him to flip the script and go for Amanda Waller himself.

Will DC Comics Give Us A Clockwork Orange Joker Figure For Christmas?
Suicide Squad: Get Joker #1

All dressed up like Malcolm McDowell and The Droogs in Stanley Kubrick's film adaptation of A Clockwork Orange.

Will DC Comics Give Us A Clockwork Orange Joker Figure For Christmas?
Suicide Squad: Get Joker #1

As well as referencing "ultraviolence" and reprising the violent assault, torture and rape scene in the movie, while Alex singing "Singing In The Rain", But for The Joker and his similarly dressed henchmen's brutal display of violence, he chooses "Blame It On The Rain" by Milli Vanilli.

Will DC Comics Give Us A Clockwork Orange Joker Figure For Christmas?
Suicide Squad: Get Joker #1

As well as A Clockwork Orange, the bludgeoning of Amanda Waller also references the death of Jason Todd in the eighties' Batman comics, A Death In The Family. With a similar result.

Will DC Comics Give Us A Clockwork Orange Joker Figure For Christmas?
Suicide Squad: Get Joker #1

The death of Amanda Waller – the Suicide Squad has offered promised death to its participants, but never to Amanda Waller before. Those picking up the comic after seeing The Suicide Squad may get quite a shock coming. But this is not the only A Clockwork Orange reference made by Warners this year – bizarrely The Droogs also appeared in Space Jam 2. 

Will DC Comics Give Us A Clockwork Orange Joker Figure For Christmas?
Space Jam 2 screencap

Pointed out in the trailer, they remained in the movie itself. So if Warners is okay with that, how will they feel about a Joker action figure or statue in that get-up as well? And how many people would buy it?

SUICIDE SQUAD GET JOKER #1 (OF 3) CVR A ALEX MALEEV (MR)
(W) Brian Azzarello (A) Alex Maleev, Matt Hollingsworth (CA) Alex Maleev
Critically acclaimed and bestselling author Brian Azzarello (Batman: Damned) and Eisner Award-winning art legend Alex Maleev (Batman: No Man's Land) collaborate for the first time in this three-issue, oversize, Prestige plus format Suicide Squad series pitting Red Hood, Harley Quinn, Firefly, and more of DC's most villainous criminals against The Joker. When Task Force X's Amanda Waller sets her sights on Batman's greatest foe, she enlists the Dark Knight's former partner Jason Todd to track down the Clown Prince of Crime and put an end to his mad reign of terror. Retail: $6.99 In-Store Date: 8/3/2021

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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