Margot Robbie appeared on ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’ and one of the first topics of discussion was ‘Birds of Prey’. Specifically, Fallon asked about the picture she posted on Instagram of the script for ‘Birds of Prey’ with her handwritten subtitle. In case you missed it, the new title for the DC Comics movie is ‘Birds of Prey: The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn’. Robbie even punctuated the photo with a lipstick kiss.
Robbie confirmed that yes, indeed, this was the full title of the film, citing her love of such long titles, specifically citing ‘The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared’, a 2013 Swedish film. She also stated that the wonky title was fitting of the film, as ‘Birds of Prey’ will be a sillier film than fans might expect.
As she stated:
“It’s not a very serious movie so we thought the title should reflect that. ‘Birds of Prey’ makes it sound really serious and that’s kind of like Harley adding her, ‘Don’t worry, I’m in this too.’”
If you’d like to watch the entire segment, you can below:
[embedded content]Despite Harley’s inclusion, the facts that ‘Birds of Prey’ was intended to be rated-R and that the chief villain would be the sadistic Black Mask, seemed to indicate that this would be a pretty gritty entry, but it may be possible that the film will come out closer to something like ‘Deadpool’.
Robbie is not only reprising her role as Harley Quinn, but she is acting as producer. Cathy Yan is directing with a script by Christina Hodson. The film also stars Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, Rosie Perez as Detective Renee Montoya, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as The Huntress. Ewan McGregor stars as Black Mask, alias Roman Sionis.
The action takes place in Gotham City, but Batman will not be present. Harley’s story begins after she finally gets fed up and ditches The Joker and winds up teaming up with the other heroes to save Cassandra Cain and take down Sionis.
‘Birds of Prey: The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn’ is set to begin production in January and will be released in theaters on February 7, 2020.