Margot Robbie recently stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to discuss her upcoming DCEU movie, Birds of Prey. In the film, Robbie will be reprising her Suicide Squad role of Harley Quinn alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain/Batgirl, and Ewan McGregor as Black Mask.
“After splitting up with the Joker, Harley Quinn and three other female superheroes – Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya – come together to save the life of a little girl from an evil crime lord,” reads the official synopsis.
Based on the DC Comics superhero team of the same name, the longer title for the film is actually Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). Robbie commented on the longer title with Fallon, saying, “It’s not a very serious movie, so we thought the title should reflect that. Birds of Prey makes it sound very serious, and then that’s kinda like Harley adding her ‘Hey, I’m in this, too.’”
While the film is confirmed to be R-Rated, Robbie makes it clear with the longer title that her second outing as Quinn will be lighthearted and fun. Cathy Yan (Dead Pigs) is directing the movie, making her the first female Asian director to helm a superhero film, with a script penned by Christina Hodson (Bumblebee).
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is set to be released in theaters on February 7, 2020.