A Kite Man spinoff of HBO Max’s Harley Quinn series is in the works

Kite Man spinoff, Harley Quinn, HBO Max

Hell yeah! Harley Quinn co-developer/co-showrunner Patrick Schumacker has revealed a Kite Man spinoff of Harley Quinn is in the works. Tentatively titled Noonan’s, the series would follow Kite Man as he tries to run a bar by himself. The project was revealed on Monday during SXSW‘s “Not Kidding Around: Warner Bros. Animation and the Reimagining of Iconic Characters for an Adult Audience” panel.

According to Schumacker, “He [Kite Man] tries to run the bar by himself but it doesn’t turn out so easy. We have Harley and Ivy appear in the first episode, but after that, we have different goons and villains appearing every episode like Lex Luthor and Bane. It will be kind of like ‘Cheers’ for supervillains.”

Created by Bill Finger and Dick Sprang, Kite Man, also known as Chuck Brown, has never been one of DC’s more menacing villains. Sure, he’s given Batman a headache or two, though he’s more likely to be found hanging out with Condiment King as opposed to The Joker or Mr. Freeze. Kite Man rose to new heights and recently became something of a fan-favorite character thanks to comic book writer Tom King and, of course, HBO Max‘s Harley Quinn.

How Noonan’s Bar came into Kite Man’s possession has yet to be revealed. However, we do know from previous episodes of Harley Quinn that Kite Man isn’t living in the lap of luxury. Perhaps Noonan’s is a last-ditch effort to earn an honest living while residing in a city as corrupt as Gotham. Then again, Noonan’s is known for serving the criminal element of Gotham, so I’m not certain that this is all on the up-and-up.

Harley Quinn was picked up for a third season in September on the HBO Max streaming service after its season 2 finale aired on DC Universe, which has since evolved into a comics-only platform. In addition to Kaley Cuoco, the animated series features the vocal talent of Lake Bell, Alan Tudyk, Ron Funches, Tony Hale, Jason Alexander, Diedrich Bader, Christopher Meloni, and J.B. Smoove.

Are you excited to hear that there’s a Kite Man spinoff in development? Which villains would you like to see getting sloshed at Noonan’s Bar? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source: SlashFilm

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