Harley Quinn showrunner teases a The Suicide Squad actor in season 3

Harl and Ivy in Harley Quinn.
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The showrunner behind the extremely successful animated Harley Quinn series has teased a tie-in with the upcoming The Suicide Squad movie. 

Patrick Schumacker took to Twitter to hype fans for a special guest star for next season, and the hashtag dropped some serious hints. 

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Given that "don't get too attached" is a long-standing Suicide Squad joke, we can probably expect to hear someone from James Gunn's upcoming movie this season. Schumacker could be keeping things close to a vest for a myriad of reasons, whether it the reveal would be a spoiler, that it tells too much about a plot-point in the upcoming season of Harley Quinn, or – and this one seems most likely – that he just enjoys toying with the fans. 

Schumacker has already shot down the idea non-Suicide Squad related Bat-saga voices including the likes of Mark Hamill, Kevin Conroy, and Tara Strong, as well as major players from the Suicide Squad movie like John Cena and Idris Elba. Though, the showrunner did confirm that the Cena guess was warm-ish.

Here's who our guess is: the last tweet from Schumacker confirmed that whoever this mystery man was, that he'd be voicing himself. Since anyone else on the Suicide Squad voicing themselves in the series would be kind of a dull payoff, our money's the film's director, James Gunn. Cena being a warmish guess could tie into the director as well, given that he'll be working closely with the Peacemaker series. 

No matter what, we'll have to wait until Harley Quinn debuts to find out! As of right now, the season 3 release date remains unannounced. For more on the upcoming CDEU movie, here's what James Gunn said about The Suicide Squad and Warner Bros. level of involvement in the project. 

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