Despite the fact that the DCEU is a general mess — particularly the Margot Robbie-starring Suicide Squad — Warner Bros. is full steam ahead with Robbie’s portrayal of Harley Quinn and all of the movies that her character is attached with.
Truth be told, Robbie’s portrayal of Quinn has admittedly been one of the bright spots in the DCEU, so it’s understandable as to why the studio wants to hold on to the character.
That said, many within the industry believe that the DCEU needs to be burnt down and rebuilt from the ground up, Harley Quinn included.
Nevertheless, Warner Bros. moves forward with Birds Of Prey and has finally released an update on production … the official title:
— Warner Bros. Pictures (@wbpictures) November 20, 2018
Clearly tripling down on the whimsy of Harley Quinn, it appears that Bird of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn) will actually be the official title of the film, at least according to The Hollywood Reporter:
Robbie has shared on Instagram the title page of Christina Hodson’s script for Birds of Prey, which includes a handwritten addition, revealing the name is Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed this is the official title and not just the star having some fun by riffing off of Michael Keaton’s 2014 Oscar-winning movie Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).
Robbie starred as Harley Quinn in 2016’s Suicide Squad, and the spinoff is described as a film in which she assembles a girl gang of friends to take on a bad guy. Ewan McGregor is playing the Batman villain Black Mask in the film, and Robbie’s other co-stars include Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya and Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain. Cathy Yan is directing the ensemble.
Bird of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn) hits theaters of February 2, 2020.