Birds of Prey
After her debut in Suicide Squad (2016) Margot Robbie will reprise her role as Harley Quinn in Birds of Prey, the eighth film in the DC Cinematic Universe.
Directed by Cathy Yan (Dead Pigs, 2018) with a script by Christina Hodson (Bumblebee, 2018), Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) will tell us how Harley Quinn leaves behind her romance with the Joker to form a group of heroines from Gotham City.
We will see Harley Quinn join forces with Black Canary, who will be played by Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Hands of Stone, 2016); Huntress, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane, 2016); and Renee Montoya, a detective from Gotham City, played by Rosie Perez (The Counselor, 2013). Together they will try to rescue Cassandra Cain, played by Ella Jay Basco, a little girl who has been kidnapped by the villain Black Mask, who will be played by Ewan McGregor (Christopher Robin, 2018).
Birds of Prey will be a Suicide Squad spin-off and, although it has been announced that James Gunn will bring his magic to the DC Universe with a restart of the franchise for 2021,
titled The Suicide Squad, the comeback of some actors for their old roles questions whether it will really be a reboot or a sequel, and if Jared Leto will reprise his role as the Joker.
We don’t know if Birds of Prey will follow the continuity established in the first installment of Suicide Squad or if it will serve as the basis for the next film, but we do know that Margot Robbie will continue to play Harley Quinn in future films. Even so, the bad taste in the mouth left by David Ayer Suicide Squad lower the expectations for new entries. We’ll see how it all turns out when Birds of Prey hits theaters in February 2020.