On November 20th, Margot Robbie announced the really long Birds of Prey title, which caught many by surprise and made people question whether that really is what Warner Bros. Pictures is going to go with. Now, the actress has visited The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and explained why the Birds of Prey title will indeed be Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).
“It’s not a very serious movie, so we thought the title should reflect that. Birds of Prey makes it sound really serious and that’s kind of like Harley adding her, ‘Hey, don’t worry, I’m in this too,'” Robbie said.
She added that she starts filming early next year. “I love a long title. I actually, I 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 the Window and Disappeared’? Long title, but I love it. It’s a great movie as well, you should watch it.”
The cast includes Robbie as Harley Quinn, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, and Ewan McGregor as the villain Black Mask.
Winstead recently spoke to Bionic Buzz and confirmed that filming will begin in January 2019. “It’s sort of a spinoff of Suicide Squad,” she said. ” It kind of follows Harley Quinn, which is Margot Robbie’s character from those films, and this sort of girl gang that she puts together. I play Huntress, and we’ve got Black Canary, played by Jurnee Smollett-Bell, and Rosie Perez and Ewan McGregor. It’s a really fun, fun cast. We haven’t started shooting yet, but we start shooting in January, and I can’t wait.”
Birds of Prey will have Harley Quinn, Huntress, and Black Canary teaming up to protect Cain when she comes across a diamond belonging to Black Mask, a kingpin in Gotham City’s criminal underworld.
Robbie, who is also producing, previously said Birds of Prey will be “different,” rated R, and made with a “much smaller budget” than Suicide Squad, in which she first played Harley Quinn.
Cathy Yan will direct the Warner Bros. release from a script by Christina Hodson. Birds of Prey will be produced by Robbie, Kroll & Co Entertainment’s Sue Kroll, and Clubhouse Pictures’ Bryan Unkeless. Warner Bros. and DC have set a February 7, 2020 release date for the film.