While we are a month away from Aquaman hitting theaters, Warner Bros. is already prepping one of its 2020 movies: the Birds of Prey. As casting has been rounding out for the main roles, pre-production is nearing its end.
Principal photography is set to start in January 2019, with Cathy Yan helming the DC picture, one of its stars decided to give fans a long treat. Margot Robbie, who portrays Harley Quinn in the DC Films, broke it to the Internet today that the official title of the movie will be Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn).
Do you get it now why we described her announcement as a “long treat”? As it had been previously revealed, the iconic DC villainess would be taking a central role with the famous heroines. But what this title makes very clear is that Harley will, without doubt, focus heavily on separating herself from Mr. J himself, the Joker.
Given that this will be the first time we catch up with Harley since the events of Suicide Squad, it’s safe to say that whatever went down off-screen between them, wasn’t pretty. What the title reveal may also imply is that we could see Jared Leto reprise the role of the famous clown prince of crime. Although, to be clear…everyone is just going to refer to it as Birds of Prey, right?
However, if we see Joker at all, don’t expect him to be the big bad in this one. Ewan McGregor is set to bring Black Mask to life as he will serve as the prime antagonist. But it isn’t out of the question that we will see some cameos or nods to other DC players, new and old ones. Only time will tell though who else we can expect to meet in this film.
Cathy Yan’s Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn). starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Helena Bertinelli a.k.a. Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Dinah Laurel Lance a.k.a. Black Canary, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, and Ewan McGregor as Roman Sionis a.k.a. Black Mask, opens in theaters on February 7, 2020. Written by Christina Hodson, Robbie and Sue Kroll are attached as executive producers.
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