Maybe she’s just not a team player. Even though Margot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn was a core member of the ‘Suicide Squad’ in the 2016 film, Robbie appeared at Warner Brothers’ panel at the industry gathering CinemaCon and stressed that the title of her next DC Universe movie is ‘Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn)’. That means that although Harley joins forces with Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez), Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), and The Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), she doesn’t actually sign up for their club.
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The film is reportedly going to follow Harley after she breaks things off with Jared Leto‘s Joker (who is not expected to appear). She winds up banding together with the other heroes to take on Ewan McGregor‘s Black Mask, who is after a young girl, Cassandra Cain played by Ella Jay Basco, reportedly because she comes into possession of a diamond he is after. (Don’t quote me on that. I’ve heard different stories about why Black Mask is after Cassandra in the movie.) Chris Messina also appears as comic book villain, Victor Zsasz.
In the comics, the Birds of Prey are really Black Canary and Barbara Gordon a.k.a. Oracle a.k.a. Batgirl, although many others have operated as part of the team from New God Big Barda to the time-tossed pilot Lady Blackhawk. Harley has really never been part of the formation, so it might make purists happy that she won’t officially be part of the team in the film. But considering how popular Robbie’s take on the character was, it’s kind of nice that she’s using that to help launch another team of female superstars.
How do you feel about Harley Quinn not being an official member of the team?
‘Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn)’ is now filming, with Cathy Yan directing, and is scheduled to hit theaters on February 7, 2020.
Source: Screen Rant