Watching the folks at DC Films aim to salvage what almost seemed unworkable after Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, and the dismally performing Justice League has been an effort worth admiring. One figures if Wonder Woman hadn’t of taken off the way it did, it seems almost certain they would have scrapped the whole thing and started over. But that instead has borne out a new philosophy:
Take the pieces that worked and build something, hopefully better, alongside them. Aquaman hits the shore next month, so we’ll see how everyone’s favorite dudebro superhero pans out, and Wonder Woman 1984 was the easiest bet in the world, and WB/DC has been aiming to expand that effort with, what I think most people agree was the biggest success story of Suicide Squad: Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn.
And so, Harley Quinn will shift over into Birds of Prey, directed by Cathy Yan and starring Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, and Ewan McGregor as Black Mask.
Up to this point, we didn’t know much else about the film, but today WB revealed the official title:
— Warner Bros. Pictures (@wbpictures) November 20, 2018
And yes, THR has confirmed that Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) in indeed the actual title of the film. So, it sounds like her split from Jared Leto’s Joker will play a major part in what’s driving Quinn towards this new team. Will Leto appear? Hopefully not. But this very long titled film will be in theaters on February 7, 2020…just in time for Valentine’s Day!
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