As it turns out: Harley Quinn has just landed someone to play Nightwing (AKA. dark and edgy Robin), and it’s Javier “Harvey” Guillén. Who is he, you might ask? Well, you might recognize him as Guillermo de la Cruz from a certain horror-comedy mockumentary.

What We Do in an Adult Animated DC Show?

Javier "Harvey" Guillén as Guillermo de la Cruz in "What We Do in the Shadows".

According to Deadline, the upcoming third season of Harley Quinn has just snagged Javier “Harvey” Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows, Werewolves Within, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish). As for who Guillén will play, as it turns out, he will play the dark and edgy version of Robin the Boy Wonder named Nightwing. Unfortunately, we don’t have any info on what Nightwing will do in the show. All we have is confirmation that he will appear in it.

Harley Quinn: Nightwing Speculation Time!

"Batman and Harley Quinn" screenshot showing Harley Quinn sitting on a bed in front of a bound Nightwing. Never thought I'd be writing this down.

Nightwing’s appearance in Harley Quinn is hardly a surprise, given how integral he is to the Batman universe. However, the choice of Javier “Harvey” Guillén to voice Nightwing brings some exciting possibilities to the table. See, Guillén himself identifies as “queer”. In fact, during an interview on Advocate, Guillén confirmed that his character on What We Do in the Shadows Guillermo de la Cruz also identified as “queer”.

Thus, this opens up the possibility that the version of Nightwing that will appear in Harley Quinn is himself “queer” or otherwise LGBT. A gay Nightwing could be a very interesting addition to the cast of animated show, and put his relationship with Batman in a new light. Alas though, it will be a while before we get to see any of this speculation confirmed in the show. Apparently, Harley Quinn season 3 will debut on HBO Max sometime this year in 2022.

Sometime in 2022 could still take a while.

Yeah, the release date for Harley Quinn season 3 is still a bit vague. Hopefully, we get a more exact date sometime later this year. Until then, you can watch the first 2 seasons on Prime Video, VUDU, or HBO Max. Bear in mind though that all 3 streaming services require you to pay for their services. If you want to watch the adult animated adventures of Joker’s ex-sidekick/girlfriend, then you will have to shell out some cash for it. Just don’t go robbing any banks to fund your streaming desires though, no matter what the show or Quinn might say otherwise.

Source: Deadline