The Margot Robbie character is stealing the spotlight
Suicide Squad‘s titular gang of misfits and criminals might have boasted a whole heap of characters, but few resonated quite like Harley Quinn. A mischievous and unabashedly brutal femme fatale, the Margot Robbie depiction of the classic comic book character quickly became an outsider icon.
Her impact was so huge that Suicide Squad 2 has been delayed in favour of focussing on an upcoming Harley Quinn-focussed spin-off of the series. It’s reportedly centred around the Birds Of Prey franchise – here’s everything we know about Harley Quinn’s star turn.
What’s it called?
While there’s no official title confirmed for the film yet (with Warner Bros remaining tight-lipped), fans are referring to the project as Birds Of Prey, in reference to the female-focussed DC Comics franchise which sees Quinn linking up with the likes of Batgirl, Poison Ivy, Catwoman and Katana.
Warner Bros/Time Warner Inc. are simply referring to the film as “untitled Harley Quinn girl gang movie” at present, though.
Who will appear in the film?
Reports suggest Warner Bros want to establish a host of new characters in the new team-up movie, including Batgirl, before giving them their own spin-offs. Margot Robbie will return as Harley Quinn, but no other cast members have been confirmed at present.
Who is working behind-the-scenes?
The script has been written by Christina Hodson. It will be directed by Cathy Yan.
Is there a trailer?
No trailer has yet been released for the Birds Of Prey movie– but why not refresh your memory with Harley Quinn’s introduction scene in Suicide Squad while you wait?
Do we know the plot?
We don’t know the full plot of the Birds Of Prey movie just yet, but according to Forbes, “sources are describing the project as an all-female variation on Suicide Squad.”
As for the Birds Of Prey comic franchise, it’s set in Gotham City, and finds the titular cast of heroines battling the city’s countless villains. Usually centred around Batgirl, Oracle, Black Canary and Huntress, many others come and go, so the exact line-up for the movie version is up in the air.
When’s it being released?
No release date has been revealed for Birds Of Prey yet.