BIRDS OF PREY—The New Harley Quinn

  Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) in a promotional image for Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020)

Margot Robbie is reprising her role as Harley Quinn, but this time she’s nobody’s sidekick. In the eighth movie of the DCEU, we follow the former psychiatrist-turned-villain after she has officially left the Joker’s side and Gotham is suffering from the recent disappearance of Batman. When a young girl named Cassandra Cain comes across a diamond that belongs to a local crime boss, Black Mask, her life becomes threatened. In order to protect her, Harley decides to team up with Black Canary, Huntress, and Renee Montoya in this all-female follow-up to 2016’s Suicide Squad

With Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) set to release in February of 2020, we have yet to see any sign of a full trailer, though they were kind enough to drop a teaser, as well as some concept art, which gave us a first look at Harley Quinn’s new look. In the concept art, we can see Harley sporting shorter hair, bright colors, and her trademark mallet, whereas, in the teaser, we find her in blue-and-black striped shorts and a colorful, fringed jacket. 

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Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) in the first teaser for Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020)

Behind the camera for Birds of Prey is director Cathy Yan, the second woman to direct a superhero movie behind Patty Jenkins, director of Wonder Woman (2017). In addition to being the star of the movie, Margot Robbie will also be receiving a producer credit and is also responsible for the creation of the movie as she pitched the concept back in 2015 when they were shooting for Suicide Squad

Aside from Robbie as Quinn, the cast of Birds of Prey features Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, and Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, with the villain of the movie, Black Mask, being portrayed by Ewan McGregor. The rest of the cast includes Chris Messina, Charlene Amoia, and Ali Wong. 

Keep your eyes peeled for the release of the official trailer! In the meantime, keep checking in with us for more updates on the upcoming DCEU movie, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), coming to Regal on February 7, 2020. 

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