There are approximately 17 Harley Quinn movies in various stages of development, including Suicide Squad 2, the Joker and Harley standalone (featuring… Dr. Phil?), and Gotham City Sirens, which director David Ayer described as “a story about three fantastic women [Harley, Poison Ivy, and Catwoman] who are trying to find their way in the world, and realize that they have more power together than they do individually.” But the only Harley movie that’s 100 percent happening is Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). Yes, that’s the official title.
“It’s not a very serious movie so we thought the title should reflect that,” Margot Robbie said about the goofy title. “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.’ I love a long title. I actually said that when we were thinking of the title. You know what’s a great title? Did you ever see The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared? Long title, but I love it.” The Oscar-nominated actress also revealed Harley’s new look in Birds of Prey, teasing, “Miss me?”
If you look closely, you’ll see Harley wearing a dog collar that says “Bruce.” Is that a nod to the artist who co-created the character (Bruce Timm), or has she moved on from the Joker to Gotham’s most mysterious billionaire?
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), which also stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, Chris Messina as Victor Zsasz, and Ewan McGregor as Black Mask, opens on February 7, 2020. Jared “Damaged” Leto is not expected to show up, mercifully.