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 focusing 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.
- Second trailer released, soundtracked by Bjork’s ‘It’s Oh So Quiet’
- The first full-length trailer for the movie has been released
- A new clip showcasing the team’s skills dropped
- Promotional film poster released
- New clip showing more of the characters released
- Margot Robbie shares first photo from set
Is there a trailer?
Yes! The first full-length trailer for the movie was released on October 1, 2019. It finds Harley Quinn splitting from the joker and wreaking havoc on Gotham City.
A clip was also released in December courtesy of IGN, showing the team in action to the tune of ‘Mr. Sandman’ and figuring out how “nothing’s going to get a guy’s attention like violence”. Watch below:
And in January 2020, a second official trailer was shared, which interpolates Bjork’s 1995 single ‘It’s Oh So Quiet’ with darkly comic scenes of violence.
What’s it called and have we seen any images?
The film’s poster was revealed on Instagram in September 2019. The image appears to depict various cast members decked out as we can expect to see them in the film. Check out the colourful new promo below.
There’s certainly ‘a lot going on’ as they say, though initial fan reaction seems to be positive.
Margot Robbie posted a picture of the front page of the forthcoming film’s script back in November 2018, confirming the film’s title.
Birds of Prey is a reference to the female-focused DC Comics franchise which sees Quinn linking up with the likes of Batgirl, Poison Ivy, Catwoman and Katana. This would make sense, especially as Warner Bros/Time Warner Inc. had been referring to the film as “untitled Harley Quinn girl gang movie”.
Posting on Instagram, Robbie shared a photo from set that sees her in full Quinn get-up once more. However, she’s looking ever so slightly different this time around.
Gone is the anarchic baseball vibe, instead replaced by a jacket festooned with long confetti-like strands. It’s giving off serious ’80s vibes.
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 of course return as Harley Quinn, while Ewan McGregor (the antagonist, Black Mask), Rosie Perez (Renee Montoya), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Huntress), Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Black Canary) and Ella Jay Basco (Cassandra Cain) will also appear in the film.
Who is working behind-the-scenes?
The script has been written by Christina Hodson, while the movie will be directed by Cathy Yan. Filming began on January 15, 2019.
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. It’s usually centred around Batgirl, Oracle, Black Canary and Huntress – with many others coming and going – so the exact line-up for the movie version is up in the air.
In a new trailer released in January 2020 Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn narrates about breaking up with Joker followed by being put at the top of various antagonists’ hit lists.
When’s it being released?
A release date of February 7, 2020 has been set by Warner Bros. That’s not too long to wait now, right?