That’s a wrap for ‘Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)’! The next DC live-action movie has completed filming in preparation for its February release date. Margot Robbie returns as Harley Quinn, the endearingly off-kilter sociopath/hopeless romantic who strikes up an alliance with other female champions from DC Comics’ roster– Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as The Huntress to stand up against the villains Black Mask, played by Ewan McGregor, and Victor Zsasz, portrayed by Chris Messina. The Birds’ objective is to keep safe a young girl, Cassandra Cain, as depicted by Ella Jay Basco.
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To celebrate the end of filming, a new photo was released, showing a bit of Robbie’s back, along with a new logo. Check it out below:
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DC has been on a roll lately. ‘Shazam!’ has been #1 at the box office for two weekends in a row, and ‘Aquaman’ made over a billion dollars. But ‘Birds of Prey’ will most likely not be a freewheeling action fantasy like those two. It appears to be a grittier, street-level crime story. There was talk that it would be rated R, but it won’t receive a rating until it is closer to release. Many moviegoers were unhappy with how bleak movies like ‘Batman V Superman’ and ‘Suicide Squad’ were, which resulted in the switch to lighter fare. Hopefully, this isn’t an example of Warner Brothers backsliding.
Robbie’s Harley Quinn was the breakout star of ‘Suicide Squad’, so hopefully, her popularity will help lift ‘Birds of Prey’ to new heights. Robbie may go directed from the set of ‘Birds of Prey’ to that of ‘The Suicide Squad’, the James Gunn-directed reboot in which she is expected to appear.
‘Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)’ opens on February 7, 2020. Are you excited?