See DC’s Best Director Cameo In Harley Quinn

What an awesome cameo!

By Douglas Helm | Published


James Gunn is undoubtedly one of the best things to happen to the DC Extended Universe of movies and TV series, and the upcoming third season of the hilarious Harley Quinn definitely seems like they’re taking advantage of that fact. The director gets his own cameo and animated counterpart in the Season 3 trailer. Gunn himself took to Twitter to post the trailer and hype up the upcoming episodes. Take a look at the Tweet below:

Though James Gunn isn’t involved with the Harley Quinn show on the creative side of things, the animated comedy is definitely in his wheelhouse. In fact, Harley Quinn was bringing fun, raunchiness, and zany antics to the DCEU before James Gunn even got his hands on The Suicide Squad in 2021. Harley Quinn follows the titular villain after she breaks up with the Joker and forges her own identity as a top villain in the DC lineup. The third season sees the newly formed couple of Harley and Poison Ivy returning to Gotham after their “Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour.” The third season will continue to explore the budding romantic relationship between the two while also working on Poison Ivy’s plan to turn Gotham into an Eden-like paradise. And judging by the trailer, we’ll also get to see James Gunn sit on Clayface’s face at some point.

Along with the James Gunn cameo, Harley Quinn will feature the voice talents of Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell, Ron Funches, JB Smoove, Alan Tudyk, Matt Oberg, Christopher Meloni, Andy Daly, Diedrich Bader, James Adomian, Sanaa Lathan, Briana Cuoco, and Harvey Guillen. The third season is set to premiere on HBO Max on July 28 with the first three episodes being immediately available to stream.

With his work on Harley Quinn all finished up, James Gunn will be keeping plenty busy working on superhero (and villain) business of all kinds for both DC and Marvel. His spin-off from The Suicide Squad, the John Cena-starring Peacemaker, was confirmed to be getting a second season earlier this year. The show had a surprising amount of heart along with the typical James Gunn-style humor, making it quite the hit on the HBO Max platform. Meanwhile, Gunn is working on another spin-off for DC based on the ARGUS director Amanda Waller.

James Gunn is also slowly wrapping up his tenure with Marvel. The director has The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special coming out later this year, just in time for the holidays. Next year, he’ll finish what he started in Guardians of the Galaxy with his final entry to the trilogy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. The third movie will bring Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Rocket Racoon (Bradley Cooper), Drax (Dave Bautista), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Groot (Vin Diesel), and Nebula (Karen Gillan) back for another adventure. The highly-anticipated introduction to Adam Warlock will also be in this movie, with Will Poulter playing the role. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 is expected to come out May 5, 2023.