An internet rumor has surfaced that Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) might appear in ‘Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)’ without her tattoos from ‘Suicide Squad.’ A new report claims that there are mock-ups of Harley in the film without her tattoos “floating around” Warner Bros. and DC offices.
The film’s unique title, and what we know about the plot, suggest that most of the film will focus on Harley moving on from her relationship with the Joker (Jared Leto), and her joining forces with the Birds of Prey. This would definitely explain why the character might be ditching her tattoos, as she could be quite literally shedding the skin of her old life.
Before the release of ‘Suicide Squad,’ Robbie spoke about Harley’s tattoos, saying:
“She did these herself in prison. They’re stick and poke tattoos, prison-style tattoos, that you do when you don’t have a tattoo gun. She did them herself out of boredom and desperation. There’s ‘I heart Puddin’, a Joker face, a love heart, that’s obviously reflective of her time in prison.”
‘Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)’ has Harley teaming up with Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), and Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez), as the ladies attempt to rescue Cassandra Cain (Ella Jay Basco) from Black Mask (Ewan McGregor).
The film is directed by Cathy Yan and features a script from Christina Hodson. In a recent interview, Hodson spoke about having Robbie as a producer for the film, saying:
“This, I can say: [Robbie] is an amazing producer. She’s so dedicated, cares so much, she is in it and works so hard — looks through every choice, reads through every draft, and has super-smart notes. I am all about finding good people you believe in as human beings as well as being good creative partners and producers, because it’s an investment — writing these movies takes it out of you. I’m also just excited that [director Cathy Yan] is a woman and she’s Asian. That’s a big deal.”
‘Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)’ will open in theaters on February 7, 2020.