Last night on Arrow, fans of the DCU were treated to a really fun Easter egg: a voice cameo by Tara Strong playing “Deranged Squad Female,” but most fans recognized the voice as none other than Miss Harley Quinn.
Harley Quinn is the lady love of the Clown Prince of Crime, the Joker, and has been featured heavily in Batman animated series, comics, and video game adaptations since her inception in 1992. Strong voiced the character in the game adaptation Batman: Arkham City, Batman: Arkham Origins, and Infinite Crisis. She is also the voice of the character in the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight.
Does this quick appearance signal a hint of things to come for Quinn on The CW? Not so fast, says Arrow EP and writer Marc Guggenheim, who told Collider, “I want to manage expectations with respect to Harley Quinn. She was always intended to be an Easter egg. I don’t want people to go in with incorrect expectations….”
Either way, it was fun to at least hear a nod to one of the most bad-ass lady supervillains in all of Gotham City. And who knows? Maybe if not on The CW, Quinn could find herself on Fox sometime soon…
Arrow airs on The CW on Wednesday nights.