This Joker Easter egg was stuffed into the background of Suicide Squad and no one noticed for 2 years

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Jan 17, 2020, 1:51 PM EST (Updated)

Suicide Squad may not be a very good comic book movie, but it's still yielding secrets almost two years after its theatrical release. Thanks to Twitter user @carbo_knight, the world has been made aware of a very subtle easter egg contained within the scene where Harleen Quinzel (Margot Robbie) is interviewing the Joker (Jared Leto) prior to her own psychotic break from reality.

In the background of Joker's cell, you can see a small bookshelf and, on top of that bookshelf, a teddy bear.

While it may seem an inconsequential piece of set design, a teddy bear in the villain's Arkham quarters is actually a recurring motif that has popped up in the comics over the years. As you'll see in the tweet below, @carbo_knight included two examples that support the egg:

The "theory" gained even more credence when Suicide Squad writer/director David Ayer (Bright) liked the tweet. 

So even though Suicide Squad was essentially panned upon its release and continues to be counted as one of the worst entries in the DCEU, you can still appreciate the level of detail that went into the visual storytelling aspect of the project.

A sequel is in the works from writer/director Gavin O'Connor (The Accountant), but Cathy Yan's Birds of Prey is reported to come first on the docket, with Margot Robbie returning in a starring role as Harley Quinn.