Over the weekend, we came across something rather peculiar, specifically an Amazon listing for a Harley Quinn calendar that looked to be the first piece of merchandise for the highly anticipated film, Gotham City Sirens. Normally, something like this would be newsworthy in its own right, but when you factor in that this is set to be the first time the Clown Princess of Crime unites with Catwoman and Poison Ivy on the big screen, well, there’s no way it can be ignored.
Now, merchandise spoiling things is certainly nothing new. In fact, LEGO regularly carries on this proud tradition when it solicits its playsets that serve as movie tie-ins in advance of their theatrical releases, often giving us first looks at certain characters – albeit blocky versions of them – or by completely blowing the lid off the third act of The Amazing Spider-Man that saw the Lizard turn a SWAT team into creatures similar to him.
In the time since publishing our original story, it made its rounds as expected and, apparently, someone at either Amazon, Trends International (the company that makes the calendars) or Warner Bros. got wind of it. Not surprisingly, the listing has now been amended.
Here’s what the description for the item read when it was titled “Harley Quinn (Movie) Gotham City Sirens 2018 Wall Calendar”:
Suicide Squad favorite Harley Quinn joins DC Comics’ super villains Catwoman and Poison Ivy in a movie of their own, Gotham City Sirens. Find out more in the movie and in the 2018 Gotham City Sirens Calendar that includes the last four months of 2017. It features spacious grids with room to write in all of your super-villainous exploits printed on paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
And here’s what it now reads as “Harley Quinn 2018 Wall Calendar”:
Suicide Squad favorite Harley Quinn takes the driver’s seat in this 2018 Wall Calendar. Filled with images and art from the 2016 mega hit Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn has never looked so bad. The calendar also features spacious grids with room to write all of your super-villainous exploits. Printed on paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
Our best guess is that somebody somewhere jumped the gun or, at one time, this was supposed to be a Gotham City Sirens calendar. Still, a full year of Harley photos culled from Suicide Squad adorning my wall doesn’t sound like a bad idea at all. So, if you still intend on pre-ordering a copy, be sure to follow the source link.