In a follow-up to Joe Keery’s perfect fancast as a live-action Joker, a piece of AI art has revealed just how good Stranger Things’ Maya Hawke would look as DC’s clown princess, Harley Quinn. Hawke is the equally talented daughter of high-profile actors, Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, making it clear where she received her abilities from. Furthermore, she has also become well-known for her role as Robin Buckley on Netflix’s Stranger Things, having become a fan-favorite after her debut in the show’s third season.
Hawke made her film debut in 2018’s Ladyworld after following in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother by modeling for Vogue at the beginning of her career. She later made her horror film debut in Netflix’s 2021 supernatural slasher flick, Fear Street Part One: 1994, being the opening victim of the first film in a horror trilogy, paying homage to Drew Barrymore. Most recently, Hawke is set to star alongside Bradley Cooper in the 2023 Leonard Bernstein biopic, Maestro, in the role of Bernstein’s daughter, Jamie. Hawke has yet to appear in a major comic book adaptation, but with all the Marvel and DC projects in development, she could join a superhero franchise at some point.
Utilizing the rendering system, Craiyon, Hawke was fully seen in her potential Harley Quinn persona. The images primarily took inspiration from Margot Robbie’s interpretation of Harley, having Hawke sporting the character’s signature blonde pigtails with pink and blue dip-dyed ends. Her costume also took inspiration from 2016’s Suicide Squad, featuring a white top with black and red aspects scattered throughout, referencing Quinn’s comic book counterpart. We also ran a simulation that pictured Keery’s Joker and Hawke’s Harley together. View the images below:
It is clear that Quinn’s iconic appearance greatly suits Hawke, making her a strong candidate for a future live-action DC project. Furthermore, as previously mentioned, Hawke’s Stranger Things co-star, Joe Keery, was also a subject of a Joker AI generation, which showcased his almost perfect appearance as the comic book character. With the two having major chemistry in the Netflix series, it is no doubt it would be fun to watch their dynamic if they were to play DC’s iconic criminal couple.
Despite Hawke’s strong appearance within the role, there are no current plans for her to take up the mantle of Harley Quinn in live-action. Given Robbie’s continued success as the character, it can be assumed she would continue to play the role should Harley appear in any future DCEU projects. However, Warner Bros. is open to the idea of having multiple live-action Harleys at once, with Lady Gaga in talks for Harley in Joker 2. Perhaps Hawke could portray the character in another Elseworlds type of story, given how perfect she looks as Harley Quinn.
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