Margot Robbie has revealed the full title of the Birds Of Prey film and it is a bit of a mouthful.
Taking to Instagram, the Suicide Squad star posted a picture of the cover of the film’s screenplay, which features the title Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn). (See below.)
The film, of course, will feature Robbie reprising her role as the deranged villain Harley Quinn from 2016’s Suicide Squad film. The new film sees her character transitioning into more of an anti-hero role as she assembles a team of female superheroes to take down a crime lord in Gotham City. Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jurnee Smollett-Bell will be playing the superheroines known as the Huntress and Black Canary respectively, while Ewan McGregor will be portraying the crime boss known as the Black Mask. Also in cast are Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya and Ella Jay Basco as Casandra Cain. In the comics, Montoya is a Gotham police officer who rises to the rank of detective before becoming the masked vigilante known as the Question. Cassandra Cain is a young woman who was raised from childhood to be a deadly assassin.
The Harley Quinn character started off as a sidekick and girlfriend to Batman perennial foe The Joker. However, as Harley’s popularity with fans grew, her character was allowed to strike out on her own. At times, the Joker-Harley Quinn relationship has been criticized for being somewhat abusive, and that became more problematic as the character’s popularity swelled. Finally, in 2016 in issue 25 of her current ongoing, self-titled comic book series, Harley ended her relationship with the Joker for good. There is no word if a similar breakup will happen between Harley and the Joker (as portrayed by Jared Leto in Suicide Squad) in this film.
Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn) is scheduled for theaters on February 7, 2020.