After making her debut in 2016’s Suicide Squad, Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn is set to return in the new film Birds of Prey (and the Fabulous Emancipation of One Harely Quinn).
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Based on the superhero team of the same name, the film sees Quinn trying to make a new life for herself after splitting up with the Joker. She encounters a young Cassandra Cain, aka the future Batwoman, who is being hunted down by the notorious mobster known as Black Mask. Quinn teams up with vigilante heroes Black Canary and Huntress, as well as Gotham police officer Renee Montoya, to save Cain from Balck Mask.
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Alongside Robbie, the film also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollet-Bell as Black Canary, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, and Ewan McGregor as Black Mask.
A new trailer was just released by Warner Bros. Pictures showcasing the heroines in action. You can watch it here:
Fan favorite Batman villain Harley Quinn made her theatrical debut in 2016’s Suicide Squad, played by Margot Robbie. Though the film wasn’t very well-received, Robbie’s performance was praised. Robbie’s Quinn is set to return in the sequel/reboot film The Suicide Squad in 2021, directed by Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. But before that, Quinn will join another DC team in a completely different film.
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Coming February 2020, Robbie will star and executive produce Birds of Prey (and the Fabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). The film sees Harley Quinn trying to live her life without the Joker beside her. She discovers that a young Cassandra Cain, who will eventually become Batwoman, is being threatened by the villainous gangster Black Mask. She teams up with other female DC superheroes to rescue her.
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Warner Bros. released the first official poster for the film on Twitter:
The film is based on the superhero team of the same name, comprised almost entirely of females. Though the members have rotated over the years, the most well-known members of the team are Black Canary, Huntress, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Batgirl, and several others.
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The theatrical Birds of Prey team consists of Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, Jurnee Smollet-Bell as Black Canary, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, and Rosie Perez as Gotham City police officer Renee Montoya. Ewan McGregor will be playing Black Mask.
Margot Robbie’s Birds of Prey has survived the “DC production shelf of death for movies that can’t get off the ground.” Cosmic Book Newsreports that set photos hit social media after the the film’s teaser was released just this week.
It’s obvious that Harley Quinn has escaped Suicide Squad’s Belle Reve prison by the time these scenes are taking place. The film’s plot supposedly sees Batman missing from Gotham City and the crime-lord known as Black Mask on the rise. The popular villain kidnaps a young Cassandra Cain to mold her into an assassin and Harley must rescue her with the help of Huntress and Black Canary.
The Suicide Squad spinoff is being directed by Cathy Yan and stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Rosie Perez as Detective Renee Montoya, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, Chris Messina as Victor Zsasz, and Ewan McGregor as Black Mask.
Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is expected to release on February 7, 2020.